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March 28, 2015 FRogtown Mountain Puppets
The Friends report that the Frogtown Mountaineer Puppeteers
Satuday, April 2, 2016 at 2:00 pm
Location: Scarborough Middle School Cafeteria

The Friends report that this program is SOLD OUT. No more tickets are available.

February 26, 2016
ecomaine recognizes the Friends of the Scarborough Library.
The Friends of the Scarborough Library has been selected to receive a 2016 ecomaine eco-Excellence Award for their good work at supporting the "reuse" aspect of the waste hierarchy. The Friends voluntary efforts in conjunction with the Friends Book Sale have not only raised important operating funds for the library, but have helped put to reuse more than 20,000 books each year—a great model of the effectiveness, increased awareness, community impact, and ease of replication the ecomaine awards program spotlights!

February 22, 2016
Friends Program "An Afternoon of Poetry with Moon Pie Press"
announced for Sunday, March 13 at 2:00 pm. Read more about it > >

December 29, 2015

Bestselling Maine Author Bill Roorbach to speak on Sunday, January 10, 2016 at 2 PM. Read more about it. > >

November 3, 2015
"Come on along and listen to the Lullabye of Broadway."
On Sunday, November 15 at 2 PM, Lorraine Masureto share the history behind some of Broadway's most memorable musicals. Read more about it. > >

October 15, 2015
Nominating Committee Proposes Additional Board Member: The Nominating Committee is pleased to put forth Mrs. Karen Lavigne's name as a member of the Friend's Board. Karen is a relative new comer to our town and the Friend's organization. This last year she helped with the Book Sale and scooping ice cream at the end of the children's Summer Reading Program. Currently she is a member of the Program Committee. She is anxious to become more involved in the community. She is currently employed at IDEXX. Her nomination will be voted on at the Annual Meeting on October 18th.

(August, 2015)
Friends Seek Board Members; Change Meeting Times:
The Board of the Friends is looking for some people who would like to become more involved with the Friends by becoming a member of our Board. We voted to change our meetings to evenings in hopes of attracting a larger demographic. Our Board meetings will now be on the second Thursdays of the month at 6:30-8:00 p.m. in the Library. We would love to hear from some of you who have questions about the Board, what we do, and how you can become a Board member. Email us via the email contact at the bottom of the page.

 

Image: Booksale CustomersJune 25, 2015
Sun Shines on Friends Book Sale: During the annual 4-day event in June, hundreds came to the Library looking for the perfect summer read! With more than 25,000 donated books and audio-visual titles to choose from, readers of all ages found at least one book by their favorite author. These funds help support the Library in various ways, including adding to the collection, funding the Children's and Teen's Summer Reading Program, and supporting free passes to Maine cultural institutions, as well as the Friends' programs. Once again, unsold items were donated to non-profit organizations and Goodwill, who cordially picked them up for us. Read more> >

April 12, 2015
"Wildlife Encounters" at the Wentworth Middle School: 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.

Scarborough Library Fundraiser Announced: Portland Pie is helping the Library celebrate National Library Week (April 12-18, 2015) with a special fundraising event! Portland Pie Company created "Portland Pie Cares" to help raise awareness and funds for local non-profits and charities. It's their way of "giving back" to the communities they serve. On the evening of Thursday, April 16th, $1 from every pizza (dine-in or carry-out) purchased from Portland Pie's Scarborough location will support our Library! Mark April 16th on your calendar, and join us for dinner at Portland Pie's Scarborough location on 400 Expedition Dr. (near Cabela's). And if you can't join us, consider ordering a pizza to take home! Follow the Library Facebook page for more details as the date approaches!

October 19-25, 2014: Proclaimed Friends of the Scarborough Library Week by Library Trustees: On October 16, 2014, the Board of Trustees of the Scarborough Public Library Corporation proclaimed October 19-25, 2014, as Friends of the Scarborough Library Week in Scarborough, Maine and urges everyone to join the Friends of the Library and thank them for all they do to make our library and community so much better. Read the full proclamation here.

October 17, 2014: Library Trustees extend deepest gratitude to all who have been and continue to be Friends of the Scarborough Library. Scarborough Leader Letter to the Editor

September 8, 2014: Friends Program Series Begins in October: The Friends have announced their adult program theme for the coming year (2014-15). The program series, Farm to Table, will feature speakers well known for their talent and experience in planting and maintaining gardens to put healthy foods on your tables. Key speakers include, Dave Colson of MOFGA on October 5th; Roger Doiron of Kitchen Gardens in November; and Stacy Brenner and John Bliss of Broadturn Farm in January. Click here for more information.

September 8, 2014: 2014 Book Sale a Great Success! The Friends of the Scarborough Library would like to thank the many dedicated volunteers and book sale patrons who helped make the 2014 book sale a success. During the annual 4-day event, hundreds came to the Library looking for the perfect summer read! With more than 20,000 donated books, puzzles, and audio-visual titles to choose from, readers of all ages found at least one book by their favorite author. These funds help support the Library in various ways, including adding to the e-book collection, funding the children's summer reading program, and supporting free passes to Maine cultural institutions. Thank You!