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 will be Wednesday September 6, 2017 at 7PM in the Administrative Office.  No meeting in JULY or AUGUST.   The Annual Meeting will be Wednesday October 4, 2017, potluck dinner at 6PM, Dessert and business meeting at 6:30PM.




SPRING BOOK Sale:  The spring sale was well attended and raised a magnificant sum of $1286.25!  Thanks you to the many Friends who helped with the logistics and who helped by purchasing books, Thank You.


NEW FRIENDS FUNDRAISER:  QUILT RAFFLE. A 88 X 75 quilt was donated by Hancock County Quilters to benefit the Ellsworth Public Library. To raise funds we are raffling off the quilt in conjunction with the Library. Funds will be used for Youth and Adult Programing throughout the year. The raffle tickets, $3 each or 2 for $5 will be available at the circulation desk and at the Friendsí Book sale in August. The quilt will be displayed in the library and the drawing will take place Saturday August 5, 2017 at noon. A Friend has agreed to cover the cost of Postage if the winner resides out of town, and you need not be present to win.


BOOK SALES:   If you need a book and cannot wait till the next sale, please check out our book sale rack next to the circulation desk, a larger rack means an expanded selection of books are available for purchase whenever the library is open, books at the low price of $1.00 or less.     Donations of books in good condition are always welcome; please just leave them at the Library during normal hours.

PET SHOW: The Friends are providing funding for the annual pet show, the show is Saturday July 15, 10AM Rain or Shine. Friends will be giving away animal crackers and lemonade.

FINAL SUMMER BOOK SALE: We are now getting ready for the next big book sale. Set-up will be Thursday August 3 from noon till 2PM. The actual sale hours are Thursday August 3, 2017 from 4PM till 7PM, Friday August 4, 9AM till 4 PM. And Saturday August 5, from 9AM to 1PM followed by clean-up till 2PM.



 FRIEND'S LOGO TOTES FOR SALE We just replenished our supply of the Blue totes and they are still $10, so please purchase one for yourself and remember they do make wonderful gifts., totes are for sale at the Circulation desk during normal Library hours.


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.



Volunteers always have a splendid time at the book sale. Thank You to all who participated in these events because through your participation we raise funding for the many programs not funded by the city.  If you can volunteer but were not called please leave a name and phone number at the circulation desk or get it touch with Melanie Zador.



Program Schedule:


The Summer programming is on-going and it is good to know we have made the 2017 funding available to the library.  New offerings are posted in the attached brochures, Youth YOUTH brochure 2017.docx, and Adult Adult 2017 - Trifold - Build a Better World - SRP.pdf  and on the Library web-site/Facebook Page.  Please remember this quality programming is only available and free because your donations made it happen.  In case of inclement weather Library closures will be posted on their Web-site and Facebook page.