Friends & Fundraising

Friends’ of the William Fogg Library

Current Officers:

President: Megan Weeks-Zotara

Vice President: Larry Zotara

Secretary: Nancy Lee

Co-Treasurers: Kathy Runey

Membership Committee Chair: Diana Parker

Contact Information:

The William Fogg Library currently has an active Friends group, which organizes several fundraising events such as the Red, White & Chocolate Sale, held each Valentine’s Day, Eliot’s Annual Ice cream Social, Eliot Festival Days Fall Fundraiser and Piebrary Booth, Election Day Bake Sales and the Victorian Tea. The Friends play 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 the Library Expansion Project.

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 email the Friends President, Megan Weeks-Zotara at



Friends of the Library Continued

The Friends of the William Fogg Library is an organization whose purpose is to provide support and assistance to the library. The Friends meet one Saturday morning a month at 10:00 am in the Sarah Farmer Room. Please call or email Megan or Lydia for information on the next meeting.

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.

Some of the annual projects the Friends fund are, special library programs, Children’s Summer Reading program, technology improvements, Download Library subscription service, and three museum passes.

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


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 Megan, or sign up at the front desk.