Orono Public Library Foundation
The Orono Public Library Foundation was established in 2002 to build a free-standing public library for the town of Orono and to provide for the library's ongoing support. The Foundation supports the Orono Public Library's mission: to serve as a community resource and to support the educational, cultural and informational needs of the people of Orono. The Foundation is committed to strengthening the Orono community and enhancing the quality of life for all Orono's citizens.
The Board of Trustees is made up of Orono residents appointed by the Town Council.
Board members work with the Library Director and staff on issues relevant to the Library, reflect the views of the community on those issues, manage more than $100,000 in donations given to the Library, and provide advice on the Library's operation, budget, and policies.
Founded in 1993, the 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.