“THE BEST GIFT TO A COMMUNITY IS A FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY, PROVIDING THE COMMUNITY ACCEPTS AND MAINTAINS IT AS A PUBLIC INSTITUTION”
– Andrew Carnegie

MEMBERSHIP Q & A

Q. What is the Shaw Public Library Association?

A. The Shaw Public Library Association is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation that was established in 2006 for the purpose of raising money for the town’s public library.

Membership is open to all interested residents and non-residents who wish to actively support our library through donation and/or volunteering for fundraising activities.


Q. Doesn’t the town budget include library funding?

A. Yes, it certainly does and we are grateful for that. However, town funds, while covering most of the library upkeep and essentials, can’t cover all costs. That is where the association friends comes in. We raise funds for things that the library budget can’t cover.


Q. What are examples of library projects that the association has funded?

  • Refurbishing the Davis annex
  • Funding the “connector” between the library and the Davis annex
  • New rugs for the library
  • New furnace and water heater for the annex
  • New book return for the library
  • New generator for the annex and the library
  • Updated technology

Q. How do I make a donation?

A. If you love our library and wish to devote time and/or funds, then you automatically are eligible for membership. All you need to do is contact us. P.O. Box 98, Greenville, ME 04441


Shaw Public Library Association
P.O. Box 98
Greenville, Maine 04441

Members:

Marsha Hansen -President

Susan Nevins – Vice President

Debbie Kane – Secretary

Kathleen Bishop – Treasurer

Edna Welch – Coordinator of fund raising activities