Friends of the Library

The purpose of the Friends of the Bangor Public Library is to supplement the library's resources through fund-raising activities and to stimulate interest in, and support for, the Bangor Public Library.

The Friends meet every month on the 3rd Thursday at 6:00pm in the Board Room at the library.


For more information on the Friends of the Bangor Public Library visit call (207) 947-8336 or e-mail keefk@hermon.net


The Book Sale

The 2019 book sale will be held Saturday, June 15. The members' preview sale will be on the evening of June 14.

In June, we hold our annual Book Sale.  Proceeds from past sales have purchased the benches and bicycle rack by the lower entrance, our antiques digital database access, folding chairs and an annual library membership to the New England Genealogical and Historical Society. 

A Member Preview is held the day before our Book Sale; each family member may buy up to 50 books.

Location of the book sale: Bangor Elks Club, 108 Odlin Rd

For Book Donations please bring them to the Creative Arts Center in Brewer at 54 Wilson St. in Brewer every day from 6:00 am - 10:00 pm.

Anyone who gave us books for the 2017 Book Sale should go to the Library and take a seat on one of the eight rocking chairs or check out the window shades in the Local History Department your books helped purchase.


Volunteer at the Book Sale!

FRIENDS OF BPL BOOK SALE VOLUNTEER JOBS: To put on a sale, we need various talents at different times.

2 hour shifts work best. We can help keep little ones busy if needed

To Volunteer Contact: Ginger Graham at 945-6883 or vlgraham@twc.com Please take a look at the job descriptions below before calling.

BOOK SALE SET UP: Thursday June 13, 2019

  • Heavy Lifters

    • Time: 8 am for about 1½ hours

    • JOB: Unloading boxes of books from truck

  • Moderate lifters

    • JOB: to move boxes to the right table 8 am to 10am

    • Time: between 7 am and 10 am.

  • Moderate lifters

    • JOB: to move boxes to the right table 8 am to 10am.

    • Time: between 7 am and 10 am.

  • Un-packers

    • JOB: to arrange books in rows on the tables

    • Time: between 8 am and 5 pm.

  • Arrangers/Fine Tuners

    • JOB: You pick a table usually in a category you know & like, then re-arrange books with an eye to make people want them.

    • Time: between 11am and 5 pm or until set up is done


BOOK SALE SET UP: Friday June 14, 2019

  • Un-packers

    • JOB: to arrange books in rows on the tables

    • Time: between 8 am and 3 pm.

  • Arrangers/Fine Tuners

    • JOB: You pick a table usually in a category you know & like, then re-arrange books with an eye to make people want them.

    • Time: between 11am and 5 pm or until set up is done


MEMBERS PREVIEW SALE: Friday, June 14th from 5 to 7 pm

  • Hosts

    • JOB: Answer questions and kind of direct traffic.

    • Time: 4:30 to 7 pm

  • Cashiers: (two available jobs)

    • JOB A: Count number of books and calculate amount due

    • JOB B: Collect money

      • Credit Card “Clerk”: Must be able to operate SQUARE credit card payment system.

    • Time for both Jobs: 4:30 to 7 pm

  • Floorwalkers

    • Time: 4:30 to 7 pm

    • JOB: Assigned a few tables to keep tidy, and to fill empty space with books from the overflow rows under the tables as needed.

PUBIC BOOK SALE: Saturday, June 15th

  • Floorwalkers

    • Time: 8:30 to 3 pm

    • JOB: Assigned a few tables to keep tidy

  • Hosts

    • Time: 8:30 to 3 pm

    • JOB: Answer questions and direct traffic.

  • Cashiers

    • Time: 8:30 to 3 pm

    • JOB A: Count number of books and calculate amount due

    • JOB B: Collect money

      • Credit Card “Clerk”: Must be able to operate SQUARE credit card payment system.

  • Packer Uppers

    • JOB:  Box leftover books at end of sale

    • Time: 3 pm until all done.

  • Heavy lifters

    • JOB:  Load leftover books at end of sale

    • Time: 3 pm until all done