The Maine Public Library Fund check-off was approved in the second session of the 125th Maine State Legislature. Maine citizens can donate to the fund on the Schedule CP which is used for voluntary charitable contributions. The fund is administered by the State Librarian. All money deposited in the fund and the earnings on that money remain in the fund to be used to provide grants to free public libraries for use in providing services identified as priority services by the State Librarian.
In November 2016 grants were awarded to 17 public libraries. There will be another
round of grants in Spring 2017. See Maine Public Library Fund for list of grant
recipients and application.