Friends & Fundraising

William Fogg Library Special Projects Committee

The William Fogg Library currently has an active fundraising group called the Special Projects Committee which organizes events such as Dr. Fogg’s Birthday, the Murder Mystery Dinner and the Victorian Tea. The Special Projects Committee plays a vital role as we need to raise extra money to provide for special services for the library, maintenance of the historic building, and improvements. Recent fundraising has paid for a new heating and cooling system, and we are now raising funds for parking improvements and repainting.

We are always looking for additional helpers to assist with specific events. We are also always looking for ideas on fun and successful ways to raise funds. If you would like to help with an event or propose an idea, please see the Lend a Hand section, below, sign up at the front desk, or call Crystal at (207) 439-1235.



Friends of the Library

The Friends of the William Fogg Library is an organization whose purpose is to provide  support and assistance to the library. They meet four times per year on the third Saturday of the month at 10:30 a.m. at the library.

Individual membership is $10 per year; family membership is $25.00 per year; lifetime membership for individuals is $75, and for families is $125.00. Membership dues are due January 1st of each year.

The Friends have committees which organize several fundraising efforts, including the Red, White & Chocolate Sale, held each Valentine’s Day.

Some of the projects the Friends have funded are the postage for the library’s quarterly newsletter, special library programs, tent rental, technology improvements, and museum passes.

If you would like to join the Friends, inquire at the front desk.


Buy a Brick

The Special Projects committee initiated a program to sell commemorative bricks which line the front walkway. If you would like to honor, commemorate or celebrate a friend, family member, or your own patronage, please buy a brick today. Bricks are $100.00, which includes engraving. Click HERE to download a pdf of the brick order form. Please turn in your completed form, and check to the library. Thank you!



Buy an Eliot Afghan

Temporarily out of stock

The Special Projects Committee also sells colorful afghans that commemorate key sites around Eliot. The afghans are $50.00 and may be purchased at the library.



Lend a Hand

If you would like to sign up to assist with a specific event, please contact Crystal, or sign up at the front desk. You may also download the Lend a Hand forms below:

Lend a hand for Dr. Fogg’s Birthday (PDF Form)

Lend a hand for Victorian Tea (PDF Form)

You may leave your completed forms at the library front desk, or email them to Thank you!