Wells Public Library - Wells, Maine
Wells Public Library

Friends of the Wells Public Library
Fall Crafts Show

We are pleased to invite you to our 31th Annual Craft Show.  The Craft Show  will be held on Saturday and Sunday October 11 & 12th, 2014 which is Columbus Day Weekend! The holiday weekend and fall foliage bring many travelers, and the show has a strong following among local people. Last year, over 1,800 adults were counted at the door. 

We are no longer accepting applications for vendors at the 2014 Craft Show.  The show is full.  Please check again next year if you are interested in exhibiting.

Friends of the Wells Public Library
Join the Friends!

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 eighty  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 the Friends of the Library USA (FOLUSA), and Friends of Maine Libraries (FoML.) 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:
  • Children's Programs including Magic Shows, Puppet Shows, Nature and Science Programs, and the Annual Pet Show
  • Adult Programs incuding Musical Programs, Historical Character Re-enactments, Author Programs and Films and Lectures
  • Expanded Library Collections
  • Museum Passes
  • Childrens, Young Adult and Adult Summer Reading Programs 
  • Ethel M. Weymouth Art Gallery
  • Bill Ryan Memorial Art Collection
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 in the Library 


The Friends meet at the library on the second Thursday of each month at 10:00 a.m.  This vital group always welcomes new members. Applications to join the Friends are available at the library. Please check the library's calendar of events to find the date of their next meeting.

Officers of the Friends of the Wells Public Library
Mary Goullaud, President
Jane Weagle, Vice President
Pamela Valentinas, Secretary
Joan Goodrich, Treasurer
Updated June, 2012