Help Support Your Library Today!
The Bangor Public Library relies on yearly donations from its community to continue providing quality programming for children, digital literacy classes for adults, books and magazines for all ages, programs and services from book clubs to concerts, and art exhibits to local history presentations -- all free to everyone in our community.
The Bangor Public Library is an essential piece of our community fabric. An average of 191 people each day will use our computers to connect to the internet, complete important research, and use our software to accomplish their work and studies. Each day, the Library adds 65 new books and periodicals to our collection and our staff answers over 89 research questions. In addition, community organizations will hold over 450 meetings this year at the Library, 5,000 adults will attend a library program, and over 500,000 items from the Library’s collection will be checked out by users.
Our Library is the finest in Northern New England. However, we need your help to remain relevant, maintain the largest collection in the region, and serve as a community resource for everyone who uses the Library. 61% of our budget is funded by the City and 26% is provided by income from our endowment. The rest is generous donations from people like you who are a vital part of keeping our lights on, our Library staffed, and our doors open to the community.
It all started with 7 books in a footlocker so that apprentices could learn and better themselves. The Bangor Public Library has continued that tradition and remains the community’s primary resource for information, books and nurturing a spirit of personal growth and knowledge. As an important part of our cultural and community landscape, let’s keep the Bangor Public Library open for you, your children and your neighbors. With your help we can. Whatever you can do will make a difference, because every dollar counts.
Donations may also be mailed to:
Bangor Public Library
145 Harlow Street Bangor, Maine 04401
Other Ways to Give
Remember the Library as part of your will
Donation of Historical Documents - E-mail or call Betsy Paradis (947-8336, Ext. 103) about donating materials about Bangor and/or Maine including: Letters, Photographs, Ledgers, Business Records, Diaries, Art Work, Genealogies, etc.