2016 Secret Garden Tour

The 2016 Secret Garden Tour was a huge success! Proceeds and participation set a record high. The Friends would like to thank the Cambridge community for its support, enthusiasm, and generosity. This volunteer effort on the part of so many ensures the continued funding of worthwhile projects for our wonderful library system.

This year's tour was featured twice on Boston.com:

Meet The Friends

The Friends of the Cambridge Public Library is a non-profit organization that raises funds to support the acquisitions, programs, and events of the Cambridge Public Library. 

The last few years, the Friends have emphasized technology for the library, with the purchase of content for the new collection of e-readers that library patrons can check out and new sound equipment for the large meeting spaces at the Main and Central Square Library Branches. With the goal of bringing more people into the library, the Friends also organize and host a number of community activities. In many cases, the Friends’ support enables the library to provide services for its patrons that go beyond the scope of city and state budgets.

Through membership dues and fundraising events, the Friends sponsors important programming at the library, including:

  • Free and reduced price museum passes
  • The annual Cambridge READS program
  • Author appearances
  • Summer reading programs for children and teens
  • Games for the children’s room
  • New collections and equipment for the citywide library system.

Join the Friends!  By becoming a member you support our amazing libraries. The membership lasts for one year.