Friends of the Ellsworth Public Library

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


Friend's  Meeting Schedule:

 We will decorate the Library on Monday November 26, at 5PM.  Decorating work detail is followed with a sharing of light snacks and socialization, best part is we are done by7PM.  We have elected not to have a December meeting, so we then meet Wednesday January 2, 2019 at 3PM to discuss the Library Request for funding and upcoming Friends Events in the New Year.





GENERAL:  At the January meeting we approved a Library monetary request for $6,900 for the coming year, just $400 more than 2017.  Additionally we approved a Library proposed project to purchase a large screen TV and associated electronics to be installed in the Riverview room.  We are using money raised a few years ago when we were a partner in the annual Rotary Auction to pay for the $1500 system and it and it is now availble as programs require.



ongoing 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.    Donation of clean books are being accepted.  Please bring books to the Library during normal operating hours.  Thank you for your support. 


FALL BOOK SALE: We are pleased to announce the sale was a great success and made $310.  during this one day sale.   Thank you all who helped make this another great sale.



NEXT BOOKSALE:  On the Main Floor at the Library, right now we are planning the next sale for Saturday March 9,  2019, 9AM till 1PM, good books in selected subject areas and youth books. 



2019 BOOKSALES:  We are plannng FOUR book sales in 2019, the above mentioned one day sale on March 9th, two full 3 day sales May 2-4, and then August 8-10 and a single day sale on November2nd.  We may add addional sales if the book supply is strong.  More details will be published in the Friend's Newsletter and on this web-site as we get near the sales.


FRIEND'S LOGO TOTES FOR SALE The new supply of GREEN book totes on order have arrived, please check them out, and if you like them please purchase one for yourself and remember they do make wonderful gifts.  Totes 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.



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:


TheFall/Winter programming is just starting, the schedule is included in our newsletter, and on the Librarys website.    Please remember this quality programming is only available and free because your donations make it happen.  In case of inclement weather Library closures will be posted on their Web-site and Facebook page.