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The Friends of the Witherle Memorial Library exists to enhance patron experiences and involvement at the library.


Through fundraising activities, the Friends organization will finance supplementary activities and services, such as sponsoring literary events and funding improvements to library facilities and resources, for the benefit of Castine and the surrounding communities.

How we share information

WML and The Friends of Witherle Memorial Library are two separate organizations. The Library is a department of the Town of Castine, while the Friends is a Maine-registered 501-c-3 organization.

Unless otherwise instructed, the two organizations share the following information as needed: changes in patron household, changes to patron name, and changes in address/additional address.

Friends membership includes a subscription to their newsletter. Subscription to WML’s regular eNews and updates to patron account information are made by request to the Library.


Karen Lyons, President

Hank deRaat, Vice President

Don Small, Treasurer

Debby Neve, Secretary


Adult Programs: Karen Lyons

Membership: Pat Dunham & Margaret Chernosky

Book Sales: Marc Scoppettone

Publicity: Hank deRaat &  Debby Neve

Exhibits: Robin Mass

Newsletter: Karen Lyons and volunteer Jean Lamontanaro

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