The Friends of the Scarborough Library (FOSL) is committed to supporting the Scarborough Public Library and to increasing public awareness of the many benefits the Library offers Scarborough's growing community. The Friends is a 501(c)(3) organization. Memberships and other contributions are tax deductible to the full extent of the law. We invite you to join us in our mission.
Through membership fees and fundraising efforts, the Friends support the Library with donations that purchase books and other materials for the Library's collection. We provide funding for the Children's Summer Reading Program, and we also provide discount passes to the the Maine Wildlife Park, the Children's Museum of Maine, Willowbrook Village and the Portland Museum of Art. Eligible cardholders may borrow passes at the Library circulation desk. More information about Museum Passes can be found here.
The Friends organize and fund events offered free-of-charge to the community. Our programming reflects the interests of both adults and children. Read more about the Friends.
Wildlife Encounters at the Wentworth Middle School on April 11, 2015
An estmated 300 enthusiastic children and adults got to see some incredible species of Ambassador Animals during a program at the Scarborough Middle School! Most of the animals that made an appearance are rescues that were injured, abandoned or displaced... and they all have their own personal stories! This is just one example of how the Friends work with the Library Youth Services staff to provide out-of-the-ordinary experiences for children.
The Friends of Scarborough Library is a charter member of Friends of Maine Libraries, whose mission is to support and advocate for all Maine libraries, and to serve as a resource for existing and evolving Friends groups.