The library is funded in part by the CARES Act grant from the Maine Humanities Council.
The history of our funding.
In 1897, Mrs. Conarroe commissioned the Ogunquit Memorial Library in memory of her husband George, and in addition to a gift of 1500 of her own books, she endowed the library with a generous trust fund. In the years since Mrs. Conarroe’s original gift, several donors have provided generous endowments to provide ongoing support of the Library. In addition to anonymous donors, named benefactors include the Strater family, Dorothea J. Grant, Rose Voignier, Diane Summers, and Ruth L. Dunham, who was an Ogunquit librarian for 12 years.
Please consider joining this select group of donors who have sustained the Library over the years by establishing an endowment or making a bequest of your own. These folks obviously cared deeply about the Library and manifested it with their generous gifts.
Contributions may be made at the Library itself, or sent to Ogunquit Memorial Library, P.O. Box 753, Ogunquit, ME 03907. You can also click the link below and securely make a donation using PayPal.
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The town voted to raise and appropriate the sum of $3000.00 for the Ogunquit Memorial Library for the fiscal year 2020-2021. This municipal support enabled the library to receive the following services and support from Maine State Library:
Inter library loan from Portland Public Library
Weekly van delivery and to get books from inter library loan from other libraries in the Balsam Consortium.
The Cloud Library of eBooks and audiobooks
Free technical assistance from Maine State Library
Webinars and staff education from Maine State Library
A zoom account funded by the Maine State Library
Funding for Omeka Software for recording our online community covid-19 archive.
Free membership to the Maine Association of Non-Profits
Discounts from vendors that are part of MHEC regionalized New England group purchasing; this includes our book vendor, Staples office supply, Demco library supplies.
Conformance to MSL standards enables the library to receive grants and matching grants.