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, 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.
NEWS FROM THE FRIENDS
FOSL Book Sorting Alert!
"Book Sorting Wednesdays" for the 2018 Book Sale will begin next Wednesday, January 10th at the Scarborough Public Works Department. We would welcome anyone who would like to help.! We start about 10:00am and usually go for 2 to 3 hours. People come when they can and stay as long as they can. Hope to see you there!
If there is no school because of the weather, sorting for that Wednesday is cancelled.FOSL Board Vacancies—We need you!
The Friends Board is still in need of four new members. If you are interested in helping the Library in a more formal way, please consider joining the Board.
Board meetings are held the second Thursday of each month, from 6:30-8pm in the Library. Email us via the email contact at the bottom of this page to ask questions and express your interest or leave your name and contact information at the check out desk in the Library.
Book Sale 2018 Guidelines for Donations:
Thank you to our many, many donors of gently used books! We are now planning for the next Book Sale and you can help. While we love getting donations some simply do not sell. So we are asking that donors follow these guidelines:
If donors help by following these guidelines it will decrease the burden on our volunteers who take the donated books to Scarborough Public Works for sorting and making pallets of books for the next Book Sale. It is a big job and they appreciate your help!!
Make it a point to stop by the Library the first of every month and pick up your free copy of the latest issue of BookPage, featuring book reviews, author interviews, best bets for book clubs, and book blogs. This popular free publication is provided for your enjoyment by the Friends. Remember, a new issue arrives the first of every month. Get your copy while they last. You'll find them located on the New Books display as you enter the Library.