Friends Groups


The Friends of the Cranston Public Library is a membership-based organization that supports library resources and programs, including:

    • funding passes to museums and historical venues
    • school vacation and summer programs for Cranston youth
    • promoting the use of the library’s resources and services
    • provide high-quality community programs

Support the library that you already love and depend on by becoming a Friend today.

Membership forms are available at all library locations or by download here. Printed forms can be returned to: 

The Friends of the Cranston Public Library
140 Sockanosset Cross Road
Cranston, RI 02920

The Friends of the Cranston Public Library is a program of the Cranston Public Library Association. The Cranston Public Library Association assists the library in providing programs and services that exceed the level of tax-based funding. CPLA is recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)3, making all contributions fully tax deductible. 


The Auburn Public Library Association founded the Auburn Public Library in 1888. In 1968, the Association turned its assets over to the city as the Cranston Public Library system was formed. Since then, the Association has continued to support the Auburn Branch. Membership dues and donations are used for books, supplies and programs.

Membership forms are available at the Auburn Branch, or print one by clicking here and mail it to:

Cranston Public Library, Auburn Branch
396 Pontiac Avenue
Cranston, RI 02910.  

For more information, please contact Sue Abbotson (Auburn Library Association President) at