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January 27, 2014

Library Friends in need of volunteers

Rowley Town Notebook
Michelle Pelletier Marshall

---- — The Friends of the Rowley Public Library is in critical need of volunteers to keep its organization alive and functioning.

The Friends are a group of volunteers committed to making the library the best possible cultural and educational resource for everyone in the community. The group does receive money from town taxes, but it is not enough to fund the many events and resources they provide, so they often hold fundraisers such as the annual Chili Cook-off and Spring Book Sale.

Those interested in volunteering to keep this community-focused organization active are invited to attend an open house to learn more on Thursday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the library, or contact Nancy Judge at 978-417-9009 or for details.


It might not seem like the time to think spring, but for baseball, it sure is. Registration is now open for Rowley Youth Baseball and Softball League, and registrations received after Feb. 2 will result in a $20 late fee per player.

Girls in grades 3 to 8 are eligible for softball and boys and girls ages 4 to 12 are eligible for baseball. Four-year-olds born before Sept. 1, 2009, are eligible for tee ball. The 2014 season runs from April 20 through June 21and travel and non-travel team placements are available ($125 and $110 per child, respectively, with sibling discounts). Visit for more information and to register, or call or email Steven Berardino at 978-697-3093,

Those children over 12 years old are invited to join a Babe Ruth team, and can find more details at The Babe Ruth division is for those who live in the Triton Regional School District or attend the schools and are ages 13-16. There are two groups, one for 13-14 year olds, the other for 15-16 year olds, and the games are played throughout the intertown league areas.


Registration is also open for the 2014 spring season of the Seacoast Youth Flag Football league for boys and girls ages 5-15. Find more information at


Michelle Pelletier Marshall reports on the town of Rowley for The Daily News. She can be reached at