Board of Trustees

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

Foundation Staff

Anne Camas Phelan
Chief Executive Officer

Library Staff

Kelsey Casey 

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132 South Street
Plymouth, MA


History Then

As early as 1811, Plymouth had a subscription library with 30 paying members.

In 1856, an independent non-profit corporation was formed dedicated to providing quality library services to the town.

In the 1850s the Young Men's Library Institute was meeting weekly at the library to discuss books and essays.

The Plymouth Public Library Corporation (now Foundation) was founded in 1880.


















. . . and Now

39,000+ registered borrowers of the Plymouth Public Library.

240,000 individuals visited our Library last year.

340,000 items circulated last year.

An average of 30 Community meetings are held weekly in our meeting rooms.

The Plymouth Public Library Foundation is still committed to its mission today.