Friends of Maine Libraries

Helping the People Who Help Maine's Libraries

Our mission is to support and advocate for all Maine libraries, and to serve as a resource for existing and evolving Friends groups.
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2014 Grant Recipients 

Congratulations to this year's recipients of the Friends of Maine Libraries Grant of $750 each:

  • Falmouth Memorial Library for a project Flukes - A Ukulele Community Band Program  
  • Peabody Memorial Library (Jonesport) for a Community Movies project.  

Since 1994, Friends of Maine Libraries has awarded grants to Maine Libraries to enhance library services and result in stronger library-community relationships. See Grant Recipients for details.


Friends of Maine Libraries has a brochure that you can print to handout to patrons and supporters of your library. 

FOML brochure 2014.pdf

Friends of Maine Libraries Week

Governor Paul LePage proclaimed October 19-25, 2014 as Friends of Maine Libraries Week throughout the state of Maine and urged all Maine citizens to recognize this observance. 

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09 Apr 2015 • Augusta Civic Center
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Letter of Support

Hi Everyone,

Back around 2003 after the first-ever Teen Summer Reading Program at Auburn Public Library we decided to write a grant for $500 to FOML for fall/winter programming and called it Arts Infusion....two of the offerings would include comic book drawing and guitar instruction for teens and we got the grant....(I still have the hand-written letter confirming that we had gotten the grant). We would not have been able to provide those programs, at the time, without the grant.

Last fall, the public library in Raymond which has a teeny tiny budget for programming AND how valued this library is for children we decided to submit a grant for $750 for informational children's books and a Maine author for a bedtime story time. The library was awarded the grant....exactly 10 years FOML has been doing great work for a long time....

Grants aren't the only thing they offer....if you have a moment take a look at the website.

I have just sent my check in for $25 to the Friends of Maine Libraries to renew my membership and have printed out some brochures from their website to hand out in the library. This check is one of best checks I have written in a while!!

Sally Holt
Raymond Village Library

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