Support the Witherle Memorial Library

There are three ways you can help support Witherle Memorial Library.

Donate Time: 

We’re always looking for volunteers to help out with our daily operations, programming, and fundraisers.  If you’re interested in volunteering your time and talents, we would love to hear from you!  Email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call us at 207-326-4375.


Donate Money: 

Your financial support helps fund programs and materials not otherwise covered by our operating budget, and ensures that we can continue to provide outstanding services to our patrons. You can make a donation in the form of either a gift or a memorial donation.

If paying by check, please make the check payable to Witherle Memorial Library, and either drop off or mail to the following address:

Witherle Memorial Library
ATTN: donations
P.O. Box 202
Castine, ME 04421

You may also choose to make a financial contribution to the Friends of Witherle Library. The Friends of Witherle Library are the only source of funding for Witherle Library programs aside from various grants the library’s staff members apply for.  You can make a donation in the form of either a gift or a memorial donation.

Learn more about making monetary contributions!

Donate Materials: 

Cleaning out your closet or book shelf? We accept materials that are gently used, in good condition, and not dusty, damaged, or bug-infested. Here are some guidelines:

  • Books: We accept both fiction and nonfiction materials. Paperbacks must be in good condition, without yellowed pages or damage. 
  • Magazines: We do not accept magazines.   
  • Media: We accept CDs, DVDs, cassette tapes, and VHS.

All of your donated materials are either added to our library’s collection, sold via third party vendors to supplement library programs and services, or included in the Friends of Witherle Book Sale, which funds all of our juvenile and adult programming.

We appreciate any donations you are able to give to Witherle library! If you have questions, please call us at 207.326.4375207.326.4375.

Friends of Witherle Memorial Library

The Friends of the Witherle Memorial Library provide financial, volunteer, and program assistance to help fulfill library needs not easily met through its normal funding sources. The funds raised by the Friends – including proceeds from their book sales – contribute toward everything from special book and media purchases to new furnishings. The Friends also offer special programs for library users (both adults and children) throughout the year, as well as a regular newsletter. We welcome new volunteers and contributors to support the Friends’ role as the constant, benevolent “godmother” of Castine’s library.

Become a Friend! Your gift is tax-deductible and a great help to the library in presenting programs, acquiring non-budgeted equipment and materials, and providing volunteers for our various projects. Step into the library to make your contribution today! $10.00 for an individual, $15.00 for a family.

To learn more and stay in touch with the Friends of Witherle Memorial Library, visit