Friends of South Berwick Library News

Here's the latest news from the Friends:

 

Book Sale May 6-10

Join us for our Annual Book Sale!

May 6-10th

Preview Night May 6th    5-6pm- $10 Special Preview- Anyone can come by and  have first selection.  $10 entry fee.    6-8pm- Open to All

May 7-10th- Open during Library Hours

To Donate Items: Bring to the Library- Books- Fiction, Non-Fiction, Cook Books, Coffee Table Books, Children's Books, DVDs

To Sign Up to Volunteer,

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Tribute Honors Volunteer

If there was one indispensable person in the four-year, $l million effort that brought this community a new library, by all accounts that person was Patti Mitchem of Witchtrot Road.
 
A tireless volunteer, she organized and oversaw a handful of committees, met with countless potential donors, stalked every possible grant and gift, and never lost faith…
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Rally for the Balcony!

 
Join us for an evening of music & fun .. Rally for the Balcony!

 Saturday, November 23rd 5-7 p.m. at the South Berwick Library

 Tickets $10 in advance, $15 at the door.

Join The Friends of South Berwick Library to fulfill a $7500 challenge to finish the balcony into a wonderful reading spot!

• Featuring Ben Baldwin and his a cappella group The…

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Signed Maine Quilt Auction

The Friends are auctioning a small patchwork quilt on Ebay from Sunday, November 17th - Saturday November 23rd. You can find the quilt by searching Signed Maine Quilt during the listing period. 

A local woman decided to donate the quilt- from her mother’s estate- to the Library to help with the fundraising for our new Library. 

The Quilt is signed by:…

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The Circulation Desk has Arrived!

 

The new circulation desk has been installed and it is truly a focal point - eminently practical and stunning as well. Designed and constructed by F.A. Wildnauer Woodwork of South Berwick, which made a partial in kind donation.

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Rotary Donates Lobster Roll Proceeds to Building Fund

South Berwick – Eliot Rotary Representative Wes Kennedy presents a $2,000 check to South Berwick Library Director Karen Eger at the main entrance to the new Library.

 

South Berwick-Eliot Rotarians sold lobster rolls at the South Berwick Strawberry Festival for the 2nd year this past June, again dedicating all profits to the Library Campaign.  This…

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Ebay Group Tranforms Clutter to Furnishings...

Sally Hunter displays some of the items available on the Friends of South Berwick Library eBay site, which has raised more than $16,000 for the new
Library. Behind her is a chieftain’s robe from Sierra Leone.(Courtesy photo – Nora Irvine)

“Think of us before you have a yard sale.” That’s the motto of the Friends of South Berwick Library eBay committee,…

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Run For The Money

 

Trying out the marble run at the South Berwick Public Library are, from left, Nathan Keisman, Max Smith, Jeremy Richter and Peter Adams. Local students built the run this summer for the Friends of South Bewick Library’s Coin Drive to raise money for chairs for the Youth Area of the new Library. Each dollar  donated qualifies for a marble to shoot down the…

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Blossoms for Books Garden Tour 2013

 

Roses, perennials, annuals, vegetables and fountains will be on view during a tour of nine South Berwick area gardens on Saturday, July 13, the second annual Blossoms for Books Garden Tour to benefit the South Berwick Public Library Building Fund.

Brochure Front
Brochure Back (Garden Descriptions, Map)

According to tour organizer Karen Benoit, last year's…

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People's United Bank

 

PEOPLE’S UNITED BANK AWARDS $2,500 TO SOUTH BERWICK LIBRARY

People’s United Bank, announced on March 13, 2013 that it has awarded $2,500 to Friends of the South Berwick Library.

Sam Ladd, Vice Chairman of People’s United Bank in Southern Maine, called public libraries “a resource for townspeople of all ages.  This is an important project that will…

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Diva Night 2 Update

Diva Night 2013 might be over, but the buzz is still in the air!

View Photos from the Event

Join the $5000 Challenge

View the Slideshow

Remember to thank our Sponsors!

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Carlisle adds Artist's Touch to Library

SOUTH BERWICK, Maine — It takes a brave and creative person to climb up 25 feet of scaffolding to paint on a surface over one's head.

But local artist Gordon Carlisle did just that for two weeks earlier this month as he scaled the metal frames to match up the artwork on two panels of the ceiling of the town's new library.

Well, the library isn't…

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Annual Fund Drive 2012

The Friends of South Berwick Library conducts an Annual Fund Drive for support of the Library and its programs. Now that we have a big and beautiful space, there are expanded opportunities for the Friends of the Library to support services and programs. While the Capital Campaign continues to raise funds to furnish the building, the Friends will carry on with raising…

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Donor Reception in the Great Hall

The Friends of the Library celebrated the opening of the renovated Great Hall with a donor reception on September 27, 2012.

People who once prayed at St. Michael’s Church, community members who donated money to build a library there, and workers who renovated the historic building were among the 175 people who filled the former sanctuary to celebrate…

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Ebay Group Raises $12,000 for Campaign

The Ebay Committee has raised $12,000 with Your Help! They are committed to keep listing- and need more items!

We are so impressed that the Ebay Committee (Charlene Belliveau, Sally Hunter, Janet Gaudette) has reached- and exceeded- their goal of raising $10,000 for the Capital Campaign!

Of course, none of that would have been possible without your help.  So many of you…

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Maine Preservation Award

On August 27, 2012, The Friends of South Berwick Library was pleasantly surprised to receive this message from Greg Paxton, MP ED,  "I am writing to inform you that Maine Preservation’s Executive Board recently voted to highlight the South Berwick Library as a positive example on Maine’s Most Endangered Historic Resources list of 2012. While the building is not imminently…

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King Foundation Grants Library $50,000

Lobster Rolls for the Library: South Berwick-Eliot Rotary raised funds for the new South Berwick Library by selling lobster rolls at South Berwick’s Strawberry Festival in June.

Rotarians Deb Decolfmacker and Wes Kennedy present a check for $1594. to Patti Mitchem, Capital Campaign Chair and Karen Eger, Library Director.

A $50,000 grant last week from the…

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Rockport Raffle Getaway

Congratulations to Carol Higgins for winning the Rockport Rafffle! 
The raffle raised over $500 for the Building Fund!

Take a chance on this Summer's Raffle to benefit the Building Fund- A Getaway to Rockport, Maine!  Great for couples or for families!

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Library Campaign passes $500,000

The South Berwick Library celebrated reaching $500,000 in fundraising for the bUilding Fund at the Annual Book Sale in June.  The Friends welcomed residents to an Open House inside the Great Hall, where the Book Sale was held.

By Suanne Laurent, Seacoast Online
SOUTH BERWICK, Maine — The Great Hall was filled with rows of all genres of books and other media Saturday at…

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Local Businesses Support the Library Campaign

It’s not just residents who have stepped up to help build the new South Berwick Public Library. Several local businesses have made significant donations to the project in the belief that a vibrant library creates a better community for business.

“Although my husband, Gary, and I do not live in South Berwick, I do earn my living in this wonderful town and we believe it is…

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