Drop Box Opens For Limited Hours and Message from Friends of Topsham Public Library

Here’s an update from Susan Preece, Director of Topsham Public Library:

Susan working at home--yes that is an ironing board!Thank you for your patience during this pandemic!  We are anxious to get back to business but, as you know, public health and safety must come first. We are hopeful that we can begin to provide some of our services in June, however the library remains CLOSED to the public. We are going to open our book drops in a VERY LIMITED way. This is a first step–please hang in there as we all try to cope with our “new normal.”  If you have any questions or concerns, please email me at director@topshamlibrary.org or 536-8170 and leave a message. We will return your call.

As a first step in our process of slowly bringing library services back to Topsham, we are accepting material returns through the book drops ON WEEKENDS ONLY. The drop boxes will remain closed Monday thru Friday so that the returned items will be untouched for the CDC recommended quarantine time before being handled by staff.

No library items in your possession are due, and they are not accruing fines, so you are welcome to hang onto them if you prefer. For the month of May, those of you who would like to return your library items are welcome to do so on Saturdays and Sundays only.

We hope to provide additional services as soon as it is safe to do so for you and for the staff. Stay tuned for more information in the coming weeks.


Friends of Topsham Public Library have announced that the Annual Book Sale scheduled for September will be cancelled this year.

With the uncertainty created by the COVID-19 pandemic and our inability to safely handle book donations, we have reluctantly made this decision. We cannot accept book donations this year.

The Book Sale has been our chief fundraiser to support virtually all programs at the library. We look forward to finding other ways to support our mission. We are grateful to our many donors, buyers and supporters.