What We Do

the library bookstore

Created in 2007 and staffed solely by volunteers, the library bookstore sells gently-used donated books at affordable prices, generating significant income to benefit the Library.


Children’s Book Sale

National Children’s Book Week in May is the focus of the Friends’ annual sale of books for the younger set. This sale is held in the Children’s Room at the Library. Books are arranged by age levels and sell for $.50 – $1.00. The kids enjoy selecting their favorites.

Saturday Club Sponsor

The Friends have sponsored a Saturday so the Library can be open with all its many services for the community. A display gave a sampling of our many activities throughout the year.

Membership Tea

May is membership month and in 2014, the Friends hosted an elegant Tea in the Reading Room of the Library. This was a great opportunity to get out the china, enjoy warm tea and delicious treats, socialize, and welcome new and prospective members.

2014 Friends Tea held in the PFL Reading Room.2014 Friends Tea held in the PFL Reading Room.


Annual Heritage Days Book Sale

Annual Heritage Days Book Sale

Annual Heritage Days Book Sale

An event eagerly anticipated by visitors and community members alike, the sale is held in connection with the Bath Heritage Days celebration over the Fourth of July weekend. The Book Sale begins with a preview sale open only to the Members of the Friends on the evening before the three-day sale begins. Books are arranged in categories and sell for $.50 – $3.00. There are plenty of great bargains for all ages!



Annual Meeting

Lily King at the 2014 Friends Annual Meeting.

Lily King at the 2014 Friends Annual Meeting.

The Annual Meeting is held in October and features speakers on topics related to books and authors. In 2014 Lily King described her writing process and read portions of her most recent book Euphoria. Shortly after her presentation, Euphoria won the first Kirkus Prize for Fiction – having already won the 2014 New England Book Award for Fiction.