Our Mission

Our mission is to ensure that the Plymouth Public Library has the means to provide quality services and resources to the community in a variety of accessible formats and locations. The Foundation is committed to planning for the future, increasing community awareness of library services and programs, and securing financial support.

An Essential Supporter

of library services in Plymouth for over 100 years, the Foundation has been responsible for construction of the state-of-the-art South Street library facility, funding for outstanding exhibits and programs, a corps of library volunteers and an increase in overall state aid to libraries through lobbying.

The PPLF is a 501(c)3 organization.


Patti Anklam
Maria Bishop
Deborah A. Etzel, President
Judy Fosdick, Clerk
Ruth Fry
Stephanie Fry
Howard N. Gorney
William Hawkes
Kathleen Kowaloff
Svetlana Lyons
William Petrillo, Vice President
Joanne Sheehan, Treasurer


Anne Camas Phelan, PPLF Director
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Debbie D’Isabel, PPLF Manager

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Did you know…?

The Plymouth Public Library Foundation is the Library’s only fund-raising organization. When you donate to the Foundation, you are donating to the Library! Your money directly funds:

Technology Upgrades

Private funding has resulted in increased public computer access and checkout system upgrades at both the Main Library and Manomet branch. In addition, the Library is able to provide the latest in technology to our patrons – from e-readers to downloadable books, movies, and music. Also, the Library offers “Device Advice” on Tuesdays, designed to help patrons learn the latest technologies, such as phones, iPads, tablets and e-readers.

Literacy for Life
Literacy Graduates
Children’s & Youth Programs
Cultural & Personal Enrichment Programs

Each year, the Library offers hundreds of free enrichment programs are held at both the Main Library and Manomet Branch. Classical and popular musical performances, author series, seminars on computer literacy and personal finance, poetry workshops and environmental forums were offered at no charge to the greater Plymouth community.

Senior Citizen & Homebound Outreach

In addition to the Library’s Large Print Collection, Library services are brought to assisted living facilities and homebound residents of Plymouth. Many social events, including concerts, lecture series and author talks are designed especially for seniors and have been held at the Main Library.

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