Falmouth Memorial Library is a 501(c)3 non-profit institution depending on public tax support from the Town of Falmouth (about 77% of our budget) and on the generous donations of library supporters (12%). The rest comes from investment income and library operations.
Throughout the year, there are a number of opportunities to make donations including our Annual Fund and other special fundraising events.
Falmouth Memorial Library accepts donations of used books throughout the year. The sales take place at 190 Middle Road (Motz School) and are held up to four times per year. Check the calendar for the next scheduled sale. MAP
While we greatly appreciate all the donations, we cannot accept encyclopedias, Readers Digest Condensed books or any book that is damaged by water and/or mold. We also no longer accept audiotapes or VHS tapes. We have tax receipts available at our Circulation Desk and while we cannot (by law) assign any value for the donation, we suggest you have a total by type (hard cover, paperback, DVD) to include on the form.
Beauty and the Books: A Silent Auction of Art and Crafts to Benefit Falmouth Memorial Library
Held annually in March, this event brings together art and the library. Dozens of local artists and crafts persons donate approximately 200 hand-made items that are displayed throughout the library. Bids can be placed anytime during the month on objects raging from hand-made paper goods, quilts, knitted items, paintings, photographs, pottery, jewelry, and much more. The event culminates with a reception and final bidding on the last Thursday of the month. Check the March calendar for applicable dates.
Falmouth Garden Tour
Held for the first time in June of 2012, the Falmouth Garden Tour featured different gardens in Falmouth and attracted hundreds of avid gardeners, do-it-yourselfers, and yard-peepers from across Southern Maine and beyond. This successful event will be repeated. Stay tuned for details.
Each November, Youth Services accepts monetary donations to cover the cost of pre-selected children’s books in exchange for personalized book plates. Children love to read through the selected titles and choose which one to donate to the library with their name listed on the inside cover. This is a great way expand our children’s collection and honor someone at the same time.