The Bridgton Public Library has been, since its founding in 1895, operated by a Board of Trustees composed of local citizens committed to the support of a local public library. The Library is a public nonprofit corporation, and like more than half of the public libraries in Maine, is not a department of the Town. The Town of Bridgton provides about 40% of the Library’s operating funds through a grant process that is approved as part of the town’s annual budget. The remaining funds are raised by the Library through annual donations, gifts, bequests, and the proceeds from the 4 on the Fourth Race. We also receive funding and support from the Friends of the Bridgton Library; their fundraising provides programs and resources for our Library community.

The Board of Trustees oversees the operation of the Library and ensures it continues to serve the greater Bridgton community and its visitors as it has for more than a century. This includes setting policy for Internet Use and Borrowing and Circulation.

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