How you can help the library!

DONATIONS: The Gibbs Library welcomes your donations to help us continue to meet the needs of the local community. We have a general fund that supports the annual budget for the library collection, programs, computers, and supplies. All donations are tax deductible, and donors receive an acknowledgment which can be used for tax purposes.

Some of the ways you can donate to the library include:

Donate online (to Washington Library Association) through PayPal with a credit or debit card or using your own PayPal account (however, a PayPal account is not necessary):

ENDOWMENT FUND: The Endowment Fund, established in 1997, ensures the long-term financial stability of the Gibbs library. The principle remains intact except for emergency situations. Only the interest from the fund can be used for library operations by a vote of the Board. If you would like to contribute to the Endowment Fund, download the Friend of the Gibbs Library Donation Form and mail to Gibbs Library.


  • T-shirts & Bags: Come see our offerings!
  • Book Sale: In addition to our two large book sale events in February & July, we have an ongoing book sale with many varieties of books. Shelves are located in the Bryant Room, as well as by the library’s indoor entrance and along the hallway shared by the Town Office. Wonderful books galore! Browse the expansive selection for that long forgotten book. Prices start at $1.00! 

CLYNK: Your empty 5-cent cans and bottles are worth cash for Gibbs Library! It’s an easy program. Just pick up some green plastic CLYNK bags at the library, fill them with returnables, and take them to any Hannaford store. Each bag is limited to 20 lbs.

BOOK DONATIONS: Please note that we are not accepting donations (books, DVD, CDs, or other materials) at this time. We will begin accepting gently used, new, or like new books again in mid-May, 2024 (a procedure will be posted). We will update this web page and post on our social media sites (Facebook & Instagram) when we are accepting donations again. Until then, the library will not be accepting used material donations. Thank you!

Selling used books is one of the library’s important fund-raising activities. Please remember that books donated specifically for use in the library may or may not be placed on the shelves–the decision about which books go on the shelves is at the discretion of the director.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: The library is supported by our many volunteers who serve on the circulation desk, help at our used book sales, coordinate an activity group, bake for our many programs and events, and other fun and engaging activities. If you would like to volunteer, please stop by the library, email us at, or call us at 207-845-2663. Have a volunteer idea? Let us know!