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The Orono Public Library offers comfortable seating and great lighting
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Part of the Orono Public Library's large, accessible children's selection
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The exterior of the Orono Public Library building


Friends of the Orono Public Library

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Friends of the Orono Public Library


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Fall 2013

Friends of the Orono Public Library is a group of residents of Orono and surrounding communities who help the Orono Public Library carry out its community mission by providing financial and other kinds of support. They believe a town's library is a valuable community resource.

By offering ongoing and special programs for all age levels and many interests, the Library functions as more than a warehouse for books; it serves as a vital center for the intellectual and cultural life of our town. The Friends are proud to help it carry out that role. 

Book Sales

Friends of the Orono Public Library monthly book sales will resume on January 25.  These sales feature great books and media items (DVDs, audiobooks, etc.) for both children and adults at great prices.  Sales will be held at the Orono Public Library from 9:00 a.m. to noon on the last Saturday on January 25, February 22, March 29, and April 26.  Also watch for these special events sales- Backyard Bash on June 19, Orono Festival Days on September 6, and a Holiday Sale on December 6, held in conjunction with local vendors.  Donations of books in readable condition and media items in playable condition are welcome-- bring them to the library by the last Friday of every month. Proceeds from these sales support library programs for children and adults. 

New totebags are in!

The bags have arrived! Membership renewals are happening now, and for those who donate $25 or more, you will receive a shopping tote with the Friends and Kiwanis logo. The Orono-Old Town Kiwanis underwrote part of the cost of the production of the bags. The logo was created by Evan Habeeb of Rain Storm Consulting. Look for the display at the library. Come get your bag if you have joined at the $25 level or are a lifetime member. You can also pay online or by mail using the info below!

Programs supported by FOPL include:

  • puppet show
  • magic show
  • hula hooping
  • storytelling
  • Halloween Party
  • Holiday Party
  • Backyard Bash with live music
  • book sales
  • children and adult reading groups like Guys Read Too, Kindred Spirits, Chickadee Club and MSBA Club
  • The Discovery Museum Pass

Become A Member!

With just 100 families giving $25/year, we can provide the funds necessary to continue the excellent and fun family programs that our community has come to expect.  Please consider becoming a member at any level!  All membership fees are tax deductable.

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Become a Member by Mail:

Please send a check for your donation level (Individual $5, Family $25, or Lifetime $100) and include your name, address, and email address. Please make your check payable to Friends of the Orono Public Library and mail to: 

Friends of the Orono Public Library
39 Pine Street
Orono ME 04473

Board of Directors

President  Deanna Fahey
Treasurer   Laurie Qualey
Secretary   Naomi Bentivoglio
Book Sale Chair Peggy Holt