Friends of the Library

Friends of the Library News

Proceeds from our sales always go to benefit the programs and services of the Cary Memorial Library.

The Friends of the Library continued with annual events such as the Christmas Craft Fair table, December Bake Sale and Boutique, Pie Sale, Easter Candy/Bake Sale, Lobster Lunch and festival, and raffle ticket sales, all to support  our very special library.

Through our fund-raising efforts we were able to generously contribute toward the purchase of books, DVD’s, audio books, and magazines. We also supported “kids’ programs”, the summer intern,  and Williams house renovations. Through our Books for Babies program, Bev Petell has visited and given books to new babies in town.

As of our October 2020 meeting, Jan Folk will be our new Chairperson, and Sue Spalding will be  Vice Chair. Kim King will continue as Treasurer, MT Clark will be our Secretary, and Bev Petell will continue with our Books for Babies program.  We are looking for someone to coordinate the Quilt Raffle and would very much appreciate a volunteer or two for this important task! If you would be willing to help with the quilt raffle, please contact Jan Folk or Sue Spalding.

Friendsof the library

The Friends of the Cary memorial Library (FOL), a volunteer group, was organized in the 1980’s and is open to all.  FOL welcomes new members and new ideas.  Our Mission is to augment the library’s operating budget and enrich its offerings. The FOL supports:

  • Purchase of books, magazines, movies, books on CD
  • Free library e-books
  • Children’s programming
  • Cultural events
  • Extended summer hours
  • Summer intern salary
  • Poetry evenings

An active Friends of the Library group holds quilt raffles, an Easter Candy and Bake Sale and hosts other events to raise money for special library needs. Ask at the library desk about joining our group.  Each summer they display a Raffle quilt made by the New Sandwich Quilters of Wayne, hand-made to benefit the library.  A Friends of the Library Cookbook is for sale at $10.00 per copy to benefit their programs.

On-Going Activities

The Friends of the Library are selling picturesque perfect playing cards

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There are two sets; one shows a winter view of the Mill Stream, and the other a summer view of the Androscoggin Yacht Club. The cards are priced at $6.00 per deck or two decks for $10.00. If you would like some mailed, call or email ( your request.

books and babies
born to readWhen a baby is born in our community, the parents receive a board book for their newborn and information on the Cary Memorial Library.  The coordinator for this program is Bev Petell who has reported that 15 baby books were distributed this past year.  Please let the library know of any recent births in town.

Current Friends Officers:

Chair: Jan Folk, Vice-chair: Sue Spalding, Secretary: MT Clark, Treasurer: Kim King