Friends of the Library

2020 Craft Show
Saturday, October 10 & Sunday, October 11 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

The Friends of the Wells Public Library will hold their annual Craft Show at Wells Elementary School on Saturday, October 10 and and Sunday, October 11 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. both days.  Free admission and parking.  Proceeds support library programming. 

PLEASE NOTE: The 2020 Craft Fair is currently accepting applications from 2019 vendors until March 1.  Applications from new vendors will be accepted beginning March 1 on a first come, first served basis. 2019 vendors who submit their applications after March 1 will be accepted on a first come, first served basis along with new vendors.  The 2020 application will be available in mid-February.

Please direct any questions to the Friends’ craft fair contact, Gene Parr, at


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Brief History of the Friends of the Wells Public Library 
The Friends of the Wells Public Library group has been in existence since the library was built, starting with five women from Wells, and steadily increasing to its present membership of 240 men and women.

In 1980 the Friends became incorporated and the Constitution and bylaws were approved by the State of Maine. They are members of United for Libraries, a division of the American Library Association. 

The Friends of the Wells Public Library has raised over $135,000 for the Library since 1979. 

Friends of the Wells Public Library Today
The Friends of the Wells Public Library is a support organization which is made up of members of the community who wish to support the library and its services.  In addition, many members of the Friends are volunteers who assist  in library operations.The services and programs that the Friends support include: In addition to their membership dues, the following fundraising activities are sponsored by the Friends in support of the library: the Annual Craft Show in October, the Annual Book Sale in August, and the Ongoing Book Sale.  
The Friends meet at the library on the second Wednesday of each month at 10:15 a.m. This vital group always welcomes new members. Applications to join the Friends are available at the library.
Officers of the Friends of the Wells Public Library
Maureen Johnston, President
Jim Purdy, Vice President
James Anderson, Secretary
Gene Parr, Treasurer

Updated December, 2018