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Welcome to the Friends!
Formed in 1979, we are the Friends of the Rockport  FRPL Board 2017
Public Library, a 501 (c) (3) organization. Our group works to:
  • Recognize the Rockport Public Library as an integral part of our community
  • Promote public awareness and recognition of the library
  • Enhance children's resources and activities
  • Contribute volunteer assistance to library staff
  • Publicize the cultural, intellectual, educational and recreational resources at the library.
Current board members are: Pat Messler, president; Ann Filley, treasurer;
 Nelda McClellan, Kathleen Meil, secretary; Jo Desmond; Carole Gartley;and Betsy Elwin.

Friends Membership Form

Current Newsletter​
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Friends' butterfly garden

Your gifts to the Friends made it possible for this wonderful summer butterfly garden.
2017 FRPL Book Sale!
The Friends of Rockport Public Library Board want to thank everyone who helped make our 48th annual book sale one of the best yet!
Together, we raised more than $15,000 to benefit our beloved library.
Generous donors contributed thousands of books, DVD's, games, puzzles, which were sorted, proced and boxed by our team of dedicated volunteers!
Many thanks go out to Rockport Steel for providing a sorting home and storage for the past couple of years, the terrific help from the town Public Works team, library staff, and everyone who helped set up tables, books, signs and all the work that goes into making this a successful event!
Of course, special thanks to all the buyers who helped us to raise over $15,000. The money we donate will help fund many wonderful programs along with special library projects.

This is truly a win-win effort!

Business Members
Thank you to the following businesses that support the Friends of Rockport Library as Business Members this year. Please support these businesses if you can.
Bar Harbor
Book Shop

Giddyworm Books
Associates, Inc.