Rockport Library Receives $10,000 Donation from Friends

March 16, 2023

In early March, Ann Filley, Treasurer of the Friends of the Rockport Library, presented Library Director Ben Blackmon with a donation check for $10,000, to benefit the library. 

“We would like to thank everyone who helped make our 2022 book sales successful,” said Filley. Throughout the year, generous donors contributed thousands of books, DVDs, CDs, puzzles, and games for the sales. Items were priced, sorted, and boxed by a dedicated team of volunteers. 

In the past two years, the Friends have offered three sales per year, which are held in the lower level of the Rockport Library. Friends’ volunteers helped set up tables, stocked the tables, and ran multi-day sales.

“Special thanks to all the buyers who bought thousands of books,” said Filley. “Although there are too many volunteers to name in this letter, please know you are deeply appreciated by the Friends and by the Rockport Library.”Friends of the Rockport Library is a non-profit organization that introduces library lovers to each other while building connections throughout the community. In past years, the organization has helped purchase library materials; supported the annual butterfly gardens; provided new book stacks and exterior railings; and funded programs that serve and delight everyone using the library. 

The organization is always looking for new Friends! Annual membership is $15.00 for individuals, $20.00 for a family, and $50.00 for a patron of the Friends. Members can participate on the Board, volunteer at book sales and other events, or simply donate. Friends receive 10% off at the community book sales.

For more information, visit the Rockport Public Library’s website or email

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