The Friends are committed to raising funds for the Library.  Below are our traditional fundraisers.  Special Fundraisers will be announced as they are planned.

Interested in volunteering?  Contact Cari Quater at 384-2958 or

Annual Fund Drive

The Friends of South Berwick Library conducts an Annual Fund Drive in the fall 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. The Friends will continue to raise money to help sustain a full-service Library.

A yearly donation to the Friends’ Annual Fund Drive will help us provide equipment, services and programs to enhance the offerings of our Library.

Please help make our Library a true information commons – the multi-generational heart of our community – with your contribution today to the Friends of South Berwick Library!Donate Now Button

FMI: Contact Patti Mitchem at 384-2195 or


Bake Sales

Bake SaleThe Friends host three Bake Sales a year, raising an average of $1500 for Library programs.

  • June Voting Day
  • Lanternfest (August)
  • November Election Day

We seek volunteers to make calls, bake goods, and work at the table.

FMI: Contact Emily Loiselle via email.


Book Sale

book sale (2)Preview Night!
Thursday,  May 5th, 6-8 pm 
$10 entry fee for first selection

Friday, May 6th  1– 5pm
Saturday, May 7th  9am – 1pm

The Friends’ Annual Book Sale has provided funds for the Library for years!  This fundraiser takes place in early May. The 2015 Book Sale raised over $2,000 for Library Programs.

We seek volunteers to set-up, take donations, and clean-up. Sign up at VolunteerSpot.

FMI: Jenifer Austin 384-6202

Ebay Sales

sally hunter ebayWho would think that over $20,000 could have been raised from donations of items “smaller than a breadbox”? That is what has happened in less than five years and has been a major contributor to the Building Fund for the new library.

The Capital Campaign Committee is extremely grateful for the time and efforts of the eBay Committee.  What started as a $5,000 goal turned into a $10,000, $15,000, then $20,000 goal! They had momentum, and just wanted to keep going: gathering, listing, and shipping items to customers all over the world. Boundless thanks to Sally Hunter, Charlene Belliveau, and Janet Gaudette, Friends in deed!!

If you are interested in donating to the eBay fundraiser, please contact Sally Hunter, pictured here.

To view the items for sale on our page, please visit:


Strawberry Festival

SF_2015_04The Friends are always at the Strawberry Festival!  We provide information about Library Programs, hold a facepainting fundraiser, and ask visitors to take a guess at “how many jellybeans are in the jar” to win a free book!

We seek volunteers for two-hour stints to represent the Friends at our booth, and volunteers to support the Strawberry Festival Committee with bucket washing (Thursday evening), hulling (Friday morning), shortcake slicing (first thing Saturday morning).

FMI: Contact Patti Mitchem


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