Support the Library with a Donation!

Since 1893 the Porter Memorial Library Association has striven to provide the people of Machias and its surrounding communities with the best services a small town library can provide. While the town of Machias provides an annual grant to cover a portion of the Library’s operating costs, the remainder is raised through our fundraisers, and through the generosity of our Library Friends.

Contributions to the Annual Appeal are accepted at any time during the year to help fund our collections, programs, and services, as well as the general operation of the Library. Every gift, regardless of size, is welcomed and needed!

Please consider donating today. Click the link below to go directly to Paypal to make a donation to PML.

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Monetary Donations

Cash and checks are welcome. If cash, please drop off at the library during normal hours. Checks (no cash) may be mailed to the library at:

Porter Memorial Library
92 Court Street
Machias, ME 04654

Book donations

Book donations are used to fill gaps in our collection or sold to raise funds to support library programs. If you would like to donate books, please drop them off at the library during normal hours. Books in good condition ONLY please! We do not accept old magazines, phone books, maps, textbooks, encyclopedia sets or printed materials other then books. We DO accept old CDs, DVDs, VHS tapes, books on tape and media for our annual sale.