Friends of Rockland Public Library is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization with the mission of supporting the goals of the Rockland Public Library and its Advisory Board in their efforts to serve the City and the greater Rockland community.
The Friends raise money by way of…
- membership drives (see below for more info!)
- The BookStop, a fantastic used bookstore (see below for more info!)
Our special events aim to fundraise while bringing our community together in the spirit of our great local library. Such events include Our Neighbors’ Gardens garden tour, the summertime Book, Bake & Botanicals Sale, and the Holiday House Tour & Tree Auction.
These events, along with our other fundraising initiatives, allow us to…
- underwrite library cards for children outside of the library’s service area
- subsidize inter-library loans for RPL card holders
- purchase children’s books and other materials for the library
- replace public access computers on a regular basis
- present special programs for all ages
- provide continuing education opportunities for library staff
- assist with the Books-on-Wheels program
Along with RPLEA and many other donors, the Friends also contribute funding to special projects such as the grand building addition in 2000-2001, and the new granite “book” sign that was installed on the front lawn of the library in June of 2014.
Most of all, Friends of Rockland Public Library is a group of skilled and dedicated volunteers who simply love this library. Countless volunteer hours are given each month in an effort to help the library in a myriad of ways.
We hope you’ll join us!
For more information, please contact Katharine Farrell or Linda Gundel at: email@example.com
Becoming a Friend is easy! You can join for as little as $10.
Membership levels include…
Friend - $10
Partner - $25
Patron - $50
Benefactor - $100 or more
All membership dues and donations are tax deductible.
- Print out a Friends brochure (includes application).
- Mail application & dues check to: PO Box 764, Rockland, ME 04841
View the current issue of the Rockland Reader
, The Friends' quarterly newsletter:
Friends volunteers may work in the library, helping staff with day to day tasks, and they may also work on activities and projects that the Friends have underway. While many volunteers work on some kind of regular basis, it is important to note that it is not necessary to commit to a regular schedule for many tasks. Many Friends volunteer a few hours each week, some, a few hours each month, and some help only on special events like our annual book sale. Some folks are in town only for the summer, and some, only the winter.
A sampling of volunteer opportunities:
Covering new books
Clerking at the Book Stop
Sorting books for the Book Stop
Plan and/or run the book sale
Plan and/or run special fundraisers
Participate in program development ideas
Bring your own personal expertise to the library!
To volunteer, please call Volunteer Coordinator Nancy Eugley at 594-7601.
The mission of the Friends of Rockland Public Library is to support the goals of the Library and its Advisory Board in their efforts to serve the City and the greater Rockland community.
What does this mean? Simply put, it means that we, as Friends of the Rockland Library, work to find ways to help the library be the best facility it possibly can. The main things we do are:
• Help find and train volunteers to assist in the library
• Publicize the library’s resources and needs
• Raise funds to support programs and to purchase books and materials
• Help finance the purchase of goods and services that are not provided for in the city budget.