November 15 through December 15

Gift Basket Silent Auction benefits Carver Memorial Library

Wed, 11/23/2022 - 12:45pm

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Carver Memorial Library, located at ,
12 Union St.
Searsport, ME 04974
United States

SEARSPORT — Carver Memorial Library, located at 12 Union St., is having a Gift Basket Silent Auction fundraiser that runs from November 15 through December 15, at 4:45 p.m.

The festive gift baskets have themes such as tea, crafts, cooking, kids, quilts, and many more. The library has had generous and creative donations from community members and local businesses including Coastal Café, Dragonfly Quilting, and Frame By Frame. The Friends of Sears Island and Coastal Mountains Land Trust baskets are perfect for outdoor adventures, according to the Library, in a news release.

“This year we have so many beautiful handmade quilts,” said Library Director Sue McClintock.

There’s an autumn lattice quilt, a Santa lap quilt, and a queen-size Christmas quilt. There is also have an ongoing raffle for a children’s quilt featuring Liberty Graphics picture book images.

Those interested can bid during library hours, in person or by phone. Each basket is highlighted on the library website at Every time people visit the library, they can check out a book and check their bids—supporting the library and holiday shopping at the same time. For phone bidding, call 548-2303 during library hours, and tell staff which basket you want to bid on.

“The library is grateful to Kendra Newcombe for coming up with the idea for the fundraiser in 2018,” said the release. “This is our fifth year, and we hope that it is just as successful.”

The library is open Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesdays until 6 p.m., and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

For more information, please call the library at 548-2303.