Friends of the South Portland Public Library

Friends of SPPLThe Friends of the South Portland Public Library provides support for the library’s mission and services.

Through memberships and fundraising activities, the Friends helps to fund programs and other service enhancements not provided for in the annual municipal budget.

Membership in the Friends runs for the calendar year and all memberships expire at the end of December of the year joined.

You can join the Friends of the South Portland Public Library online, using a credit card, HERE.

If you do not want to register online, you can download a membership form HERE.  Simply fill out the form and deliver it (in person or by mail), along with payment, to the library.

To keep up to date on the happenings of the Friends of the South Portland Public Library and to learn about volunteer and donation opportunities, please ‘like’ the Friends on Facebook and follow the Friends on Twitter.

The Friends BookShop

The Friends undertook a new initiative in February of 2015 – the Friends BookShop!  The BookShop is an ongoing book sale room, located on the lower level of the Main Library.  The BookShop is open on a regular schedule, staffed with volunteers eager to put some great books in your hands at a great price, with all proceeds going to support the library!

The current hours of the Friends BookShop are:

  • Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays from 10am until 3pm
  • Saturdays, from 10am to 5pm

If you are interested in volunteering to help in the BookShop, please let us know here, or contact the Friends through their Facebook page.

The Friends gratefully accept donations for the BookShop!  They can accept gently used books, CDs and DVDs during normal BookShop hours of operation.  Please do not leave donations in the library’s book drop or unattended in any area of the library.  Please, no textbooks, encyclopedias or magazines of any kind.  Also, items showing signs of water, mold or other damage should not be brought into the library.  Please understand that, while we appreciate that you think of us, the need to dispose of inappropriate materials brought to the library consumes our very limited city staff and volunteer resources.   Thank you!