Friends of the Ellsworth Public Library

Ellsworth Public Library · 20 State Street · Ellsworth, Maine 04605 · (207)-667-6363


Friend's  Meeting Schedule:       the next meeting is scheduled for WEDNESDAY FEBUARY 1ST, 2023 at 3:00 PM IN THE RIVERVIEW ROOM.   mARH 1ST IS THE MEETING AFTER THAT.


Ongoing BOOK SALES:    If you need a book please check out our book sale racks near the circulation desk, multiple racks mean an expanded selection of books are available for purchase whenever the library is open, books at the low price of $1.00 or less.    Small donation of clean LIKE NEW books are being accepted at this time.    Thank you for your support. 


2023 FRIENDS BOOK SALES: are scheduled as follows; all sales will be in the Riverview Room, schedule may change depending on book supply.

1Day SALE, Saturday March 18, 2023 Sale 9AM – 3PM Cleanup 3 – 4PM 

1 Day SALE, Saturday May 20, 2023 Sale 9AM – 3PM Cleanup 3 – 4PM

3 Day SALE, Thursday August 10, 2023 Sale 4PM- 7PM

                       Friday August 11, Sale 9AM-4PM

                       Saturday August 12, Sale 9AM – 1PM Cleanup 1 – 2PM

1 Day SALE, Saturday October 28, 2023 Sale 9AM – 3PM Cleanup 3 – 4PM



FRIENDS NEWS:  Last Wednesday, Jan 4th, we held our first meeting of the year with the new Director, Sarah Lesko.  We asked Sarah to join us early and we spent 30 minutes getting to know her and introducing ourselves.  She is energetic, loves the Ellsworth Library and is looking forward to the challenges ahead.  She engaged in candid discussions with us about the future of the library, programing, and the concerns of the Friends.  We are looking ahead to working with Sarah to improve the Library, Community relationships and the Friends themselves, as we move forward.  Sarah is looking at strengthening the Friends display space to allow more books to be available for patrons to purchase in the area across from the circulation desk.  We have some old funding available to purchase some suitable bookcases to make this happen in the future. 



FRIEND'S LOGO TOTES FOR SALE The supply of BLUE book totes is good, if you like to  purchase one for yourself or somebody else, they do make wonderful gifts, Totes are $12 and are for sale at the Circulation desk during normal Library hours, and at the book sales.


Welcome Friends!  The Friends of the Ellsworth Public Library are community members working on behalf of the library to raise funds and increase community involvement in the library.


Volunteer:   Thank You to all who have participated in our past events because through your participation we raise funding for the many programs not funded by the city.  If you can volunteer please leave a name and phone number at the circulation desk or get it touch with Melanie Zador. 

We are also looking for ways to attract younger members to the Friends, including ways to engage with volunteers at activities beside the book sales, this discussion will continue.   Ideas are welcome!!!



Program Schedule: The Library's current status is kept updated on their Web-site and Facebook page.  Many on-line activities are listed and available on the web-site as well.  Please Keep Well!!