BHML Awarded Tax Check Off Grant

Have you ever heard of Maine Public Library Fund State Income Tax Check-off program?  It allows you to easily support Maine Libraries when you file your state taxes.

Why would you do this?  Where do the funds go?  They go all over the state, and this year, they came to us! On November 19 the Maine State Library announced this year’s recipients:

Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library was awarded $2,500 to support our senior book group Books & Bites!

This grant award was made possible by every Mainer who ticked the box to support Maine Libraries.  Thank you to everyone who supported the Maine Public Library Fund Last year! Let’s pay it forward, and tick the box this tax season to keep valuable programs funded for communities around the state.

More about Books & Bites:

Books and Bites is a large print book group run by our Circulation Coordinator, Meg Donaldson.  She travels to St. Andrew’s Village once a month to facilitate a book discussion of the selected large print title.  Now, through the support from the Maine Public Library Fund, BHML will be able to build more large print book group kits, and add new locations for more book groups!  Stay tuned for where Books & Bites might pop up next; for information on the current group at St. Andrew’s Village, contact Meg at 207-633-3112 or email her at

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