The Friends of the Belgrade Public Library continue our work to maintain the library building and the property without the use of taxpayer money. Through the tireless efforts of many volunteers who devote hours of their time, we are able to provide this level of financial support through various fundraisers from March through August. Mark your calendar for these fundraising activities during the coming year:
- March 14: Book sale at Belgrade Central School
- Date TBD: Basket Bingo with the Belgrade Fire & Rescue Department, 5 p.m.-9 p.m. at Belgrade Central School
- June 13: Yard Sale at Day's Real Estate, Route 27, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
- July 4: Annual 4th of July Book and Bake Sale at the Center for All Seasons, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
The Friends of the Belgrade Public Library also participate in community events, including our coloring contest at the Harvest Fest in October and the annual Christmas Craft Fair, where we feature a table of crafts and baked goods.
If you would like to help with one or more of our fundraising events, it would be greatly appreciated. If you would like to join the “Friends,” please contact one of the board members listed below. Our board meetings are the third Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the library. We are a hard-working group, but we have fun working together. Visit our web site, FriendsoftheBelgradePublicLibrary.org or the Friends of the Belgrade Library Facebook page for updates on our meetings and events.
Donations to help with operating and maintaining the library are tax-deductible and always gratefully accepted. Checks may be made out to the Friends of the Belgrade Public Library, P.O. Box 474, Belgrade, ME 04917.
Judy Johnson & Linda Sprague, Co-Presidents
Beverly Megill, Vice President
Linda Bacon, Secretary
Diane Bourque, Treasurer
Joan MacKenzie, Corresponding Secretary