Volunteers always needed to assist with a variety of programs and projects. Donations of time, money, supplies, and books for our annual auction always welcome. We encourage new ideas and suggestions. Please contact us for more details.
Friday Morning Coffee Cafe' Host
Social Medial / IT/ Webpage Assistance
Community Garden: Gardening / Local Food Pantry Support
Book Donation Organization
Annual 4th of July Book Sale - Set Up / During / Breakdown
Community Events: Easter Egg Hunt, Trunk or Treat, Christmas
Host a Story-time or other activity for children
Community Outreach / Book Delivery to shut-ins
Assist/Develop a new Program or Fundraising Event
Assist with Grant Writing
Become a Trustee
Building/ Grounds Maintenance
If customers can’t find it, it doesn’t exist.
Help patrons check books in and out. Help answer questions and describe the other various library services we offer.
Every 4th of July we have a big, on-site BOOK SALE. Volunteers needed to organize before, during, and after. Great way to get first dibs. Sale repeats every 2 weeks over the summer
Volunteers always needed at our annual Community Events: Summer FUN'd Raider, Easter Egg-Hunt, Halloween Trunk or Treat, and Waterford Community Christmas.
Each year fresh vegetables are grown behind the library in raised beds. Volunteers always needed to prep, plant, weed, harvest, deliver food and donations to 2 local food pantries.
Every Friday morning, devoted volunteers host this popular social event by setting up the Coffee and bringing yummy snacks.
Meet your neighbors, make new friends!
Anything you can do to help is appreciated.
We are always open to new ideas.
Would you like to read to children?
Do you have a special story to share?
The Waterford Library Community Garden finished up the season with cucumber plants, winter squash, and some herbs and tomatoes in the beds. A total of 53 pounds of beans and 25 pounds of cucumbers and summer squash were delivered to the food pantries by Carol Rothenberg. Most produce went to Harrison, as the Sweden schedule is bi- weekly and our vegetables needed to go somewhere quickly. Thanks to Sandy Swett, the Harrison Food Bank has greatly expanded over the past year. We are grateful for this excellent local resource. Many thanks also to Linda Bradley for her leadership at the Sweden Food Pantry.
Due to lack of rain, and hungry tiny visitors, 2018 was a leaner year. No amount of watering could compensate for scorching daytime temperatures. The smaller harvest was discouraging, but lessons were learned. We remain optimistic about production for 2019.
WATERFORD LIBRARY EXTENDS COMMUNITY GARDEN WITH DO IT YOURSELF GARDEN KITS
The Waterford Library Community Garden did spectacularly well last year harvesting 278 pounds of produce from two backyard raised beds and even more from the squash mounds.
The Sweden Food Pantry told us produce went out as fast as it came in. People really appreciated all those fresh vegetables. With that in mind, Geraldine O’Donnell, President of the Library Trustees, pursued the idea of assembling garden kits to go. The Maine Community Foundation agreed and funded the project with nearly $2000!
The grant paid for wooden kits purchased from Red Mill Lumber in Casco. Bags of organic soil were also provided through the grant. Veggie and herb seedlings were also donated by Jane Trail, Kimball’s Greenhouse, and from Geraldine’s own garden.
Due to an overwhelming response, a special drawing was held for for the garden kits. Dan Drew, a local contractor, Jane Traill, Bob Spencer, and Geri delivered kits to all those selected.
HARRISON / WATERFORD FOOD BANK
OPEN: 6 pm-7:30 pm every Tuesday
Harrison VFW HALL Rte. 35/ 176 Waterford Road Harrison, ME 04040 207-890-9742 firstname.lastname@example.org
SWEDEN FOOD PANTRY
OPEN: 11 am-1 pm 1st and 3rd Wednesdays
Sweden Community Church Rte.93 /137 Bridgton Rd. Sweden, ME 04040