Friends of the Library

The Friends of the Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.  The Friends is an entirely volunteer-run organization and generously supports the Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library.  Funds generated by the Friends Book Store provide the Library with revenue to purchase new books and fund special programs. Almost 30% of the budget of the BHML is funded by proceeds from the bookstore. Since just 2006 The Friends have raised close to $500,000! If you are interested in becoming a Friends volunteer, email

Membership in the Corporation consists of the officers, used book store volunteers, and contributing members. The annual meeting of the Friends is normally held in September.

The Friends Book Store is open almost year-round to the great joy of booklovers near and far. The Friends Book Store is located behind the Library in the historic Hyde House. Open hours increase and decrease as the seasons change. During June through September, the book store is open 6 days a week. The bookstore has no phone, so call the Library for hours.

Your generous donations are always welcomed, including cashmemorial gifts & used books. Please note, book donations may only be made when the store is open and donations are only accepted during the Friends Book Store’s open season, May–November.

Thank you for your generosity and cooperation!

The Friends of the Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library

Flowers and bookstore
2022 friends donation
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