Friends of the Orono Public Library

Since 1993 the Friends of the Orono Public Library have played an indispensable role in funding library services (like programming and state park passes) not covered by the Town library budget.

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.

ACCEPTING BOOK DONATIONS!

This summer, the Friends will accept donations for the next book sale. Donations may be dropped off at the Keith Anderson Community House (19 Bennoch Road, Orono) during the following times:

  • Friday, June 10, 4-6 pm

  • Friday, July 15, 4-6 pm

  • Every Friday in August, 4-6 pm, during our weather dependent mini sidewalk book sales

We accept books for children and adults, hardcovers and paperbacks, which are in good, readable condition except for old encyclopedias, outdated computer manuals, and Reader’s Digest condensed books. We also welcome CDs, DVDs and audiobooks in good, playable condition– no videocassettes, please. 

Join today!
$10/year per person, $25 for family, or $100 for lifetime membership. Click on the donate link below to pay for your membership or donate to FOPL.

 

Submit the FOPL membership form online or print FOPL membership form and mail in. 

Member Perks

  • Members of the Friends receive a monthly newsletter with Library and FOPL news. 
  • Members get early access to book sales. 

Contact us at oronofriends@gmail.com or connect with us on Facebook!

Officers

  • President, Katie Taylor-Wynn
  • Secretary, Kristina Weaver
  • Treasurer, Megan Carter

Overview

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.

The Friends of the Library have provided funds for special programs as well as annual passes for the Maine Discovery Museum, Emera Astronomy Center and Maine State Parks. 

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. 

Passes available to OPL patrons sponsored by FOPL

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ME state park pass
Versant Power Astronomy Center Logo
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