Friends of the William Fogg Public Library is a locally-based group of volunteers whose mission is to support this independently-endowed library in a variety of ways. We attempt to be receptive to the requests of trustees, staff and others when events are being planned and carried out. Our major goal is to raise funds throughout the year. All funds thus generated are used to enhance the services of the library. All individuals are welcome to become members.
List of Events:
February: Red, White and Chocolate Bake Sale
April: Children’s Spring Tea
May: Dr. Fogg’s Birthday Celebration
June: Election Day Food Sale at the polls
September: Eliot Festival Day “Piebrary”
October: Annual Fall Fundraiser (previous events Halloween dance, comedy night, murder mystery dinner, silent auction.) and Children’s Autumn Tea
November: Election Day Food Sale at the polls (baked goods, soups, and chili) and Giving Tuesday (online donations on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving and it is like Black Friday and Cyber Monday.)
December: Victorian Tea
Services Provided by the Friends:
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Portland Museum of Fine Art, and Strawbery Bank Museum.
Maine Infonet Download Library subscription: Free e-books and e-audiobooks
Customer Relationship Management (CRM) subscription: Sales Force, Network for Good Donations Management and Constant Contact Email Marketing.
Custom made bookcases
2 Public Access Laptops
Wood blinds in front reading rooms
School Vacation Entertainment:
A few of the many entertainers sponsored by the Friends: Wildlife Encounters, Seacoast Science Center (Marine Science and Coastal Outreach Program), Center for Wildlife, and Tricky Dick Magic Show.
Children and Teen Summer Reading Program: Wayne from Maine, Children’s Museum of New Hampshire, Bryson Long Juggler, Junk to Funk, and Children’s graphic novel author Jay Piscopo.
All Summer Reading Program marketing materials, story time and craft table supplies and refreshments.
For more about the Friends of the Library or to contact them directly, please see out Friends of the Library page.