Friends of the Ellsworth Public Library

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

Next Meeting

 The next Monthly meeting will be Wednesday June 3rd, 2015 at 7PM at the Thorburn residence in Lamoine.  We will explore some new ways to extend our fundraising activities as well as the Booksales.  There is no meeting scheduled for July or August.  The next meeting will be Wednesday September 2nd, 2015 at 7PM in the Riverview Room at the Library.




NEW LIBRARY COOKBOOK  The New Library cookbook are for sale at the Library for $10.   Sale of the cookbook will benefit the Building expansion Fund. Contribute toward a good cause, acquire a good cookbook at a reasonable price, and try some new foods using recipes by the staff and the community of the Ellsworth Public Library.



BOOK SALE  The full blown book sale  in the Riverview room which ran Thursday April 30th Saturday May 2nd Raised over $1,300, Thank you to the many volunteers and book buyers who make this happen. 


Volunteers Needed for the Rainbow Readers Race: a 5K Color (:Fun:) Run, June 14, 2015 right here in Ellsworth.  This anticipated event will be great for Ellsworth, for those who like to run and walk, and for the Ellsworth Public Library's Building and Renovation Fund.  That's right, all proceeds will go to the Library's Building Project.  We hope you can be involved. 
Volunteers needed the week before and the day of the race (yes, some allow you to sit on the job).  Follow the directions below to sign up on line, or stop by the Circulation Desk as the Library to pick up a paper registration form.  Hope to see you there!
Contact Wendy Lessard at or 207-460-4147 for more information.
To sign up on line:
1) Click this link to see our Sign-Up on VolunteerSpot:
2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.
3) Sign up! It's Easy - you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on VolunteerSpot.
Note: VolunteerSpot does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me and I can sign you up manually.
p.s.  Volunteers will receive an event t-shirt, and get to hang out with great people!


BOOK SALE  The next book sale is scheduled for Thursday August 6th, From 4PM-7PM, Friday August 7th, 9AM-4PM and Saturday August 8th, 9AM-1PM.  As always Volunteers are needed for; setup on Thursday, during sale hours each day and for clean-up on Saturday, volunteer slips will be available at the circulation desk in the library in July.  New volunteers will be paired with experienced members to help make the new Volunteer experience pleasent, most shifts 4 hours or less


Donations of books in good condition are always welcome; please just leave them at the Library during normal hours.

Totes!  We just got a new shipment of the Blue totes in and they are still $10, so please purchase one for yourself and remember they do make wonderful gifts.




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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 spring programming is diverse and a lot of fun for all to see.  Your donations made it happen.  For current programming please check our newsletter and the library web site/Facebook.