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.
Hosting Friday Morning Coffee Cafe'
Community Garden: Gardening / Local Food Pantry Support
Annual 4th of July Book Sale:
Donation Organization / Sale Day Set Up - Breakdown
Community events: EasterEgg Hunt, Trick or Trunk, Waterford Christmas
Host a Story-time or other activity for children
Community Outreach/Book Delivery to shut-ins
Assist/Develop a new Program or Event
Assist/Develop Fundraising Events
Assist with Grant Writing
Become a Trustee
Building/ Grounds Maintainence
If customers can’t find it, it doesn’t exist. Help patrons check books in and out and help describe the 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.
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 in raised beds. Volunteers needed to prep, plant, weed, harvest, deliver food and donations to 2 local food pantry's.
Every Friday morning, devoted volunteers host this popular social event by setting up the Keurig and bringing yummy snacks.
Meet your neighbors, make new friends
We are always open to new ideas.
Would you like to read to children?
2019 Community garden finished up with winter squash, cucumber plants, as well as 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 went to Harrison as the Sweden schedule is bi- weekly and we had veggies that needed to go somewhere quickly.
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 lbs 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 the kits to all those selected.
Sweden Food Pantry OPEN: 11 am-1 pm
1st and 3rd Wednesdays
Sweden Community Church Rte.93 /137 Bridgton Rd.
Sweden, ME 04040
Harrison Food Bank
OPEN: 6 pm-7:30 pm
Harrison VFW HALL Rte. 35/ 176 Waterford Road Harrison, ME 04040 207-890-9742 firstname.lastname@example.org