Friends of the Wiscasset Public Library Prepare for Labor Day Bands for Books Event

Mon, 07/15/2019 - 1:30pm

For the sixth year, the Wiscasset Public Library will hold its annual Bands for Books event in September to raise money for the library. This year’s event takes place September 2, Labor Day, from 5-7 p.m., and is once again at the Marianmade Farm in Wiscasset -- a lovely lavender farm bordering the Sheepscot River. The event is organized by Friends of the Library.

This year, for the third year in a row, the talented band the Salty Dogs is featured. They play rock ‘n’ roll music from the 1950s to the 2000s. Dancing is encouraged and the lively music makes it almost impossible not to join in the fun.

In addition to the music, the Bands for Books event includes a variety of hors d'oeuvres, a cash bar, and a silent auction of inviting items and experiences. They include an hour-long scenic coastal airplane flight for three persons, a case of red and white wine, original paintings, prints, and gift certificates from several downtown Wiscasset stores, plus additional certificates for a facial, and a massage.

Prior to the event, tickets, at $20 per person, can be purchased at the Wiscasset Public Library at 21 High Street in Wiscasset or at Birch home furnishings and gifts at 72 Main Street, Wiscasset. Tickets will also be available, at $25 per person, the night of the event at the entrance to the farm on 155 Federal Street in Wiscasset. All the monies collected will be used to benefit the Wiscasset Public Library and will be specifically earmarked for a new door at the entry of the library and for painting that area so that it becomes a bright and welcoming space for all patrons.

The generous local sponsors include, Ames True Value Hardware, First Federal Savings, The First National Bank, and private patron Louana Frois.

So, mark your calendars, get ready to have some fun, and take home some wonderful auction items while helping update the library.