Buoys to Birds Project - 2023
The BUOYS to BIRDS Project started in 2020 to provide financial support for the new Matinicus Island Children’s Library which opened in 2021. The Project turned wooden lobster buoys made and fished around Matinicus Island into sculptures of sea birds and in 2021 “buoybirds” made from new wooden buoys were added to meet increased interest.
This year we plan to have puffins, eiders, ducks, cormorants and a few surprises made from original and new wooden buoys available at HighWater Studio and the website. Proceeds from the sale of these birds supports the Matinicus Island Library system and other island projects.
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The Matinicus Island Library, considered by many the smallest public library in Maine, began with a donated shed in 2015 and provides the island with free Wi-Fi, a collection of Maine writing, fiction and non-fiction books, magazines and DVDs. In 2021, the Children’s Library opened providing books, games, internet access and a small space for reading groups and special activities.
The Matinicus Library does not have the capacity to accept books; however the Matinicus Library Association is a 505c3 organization and welcomes tax-free donations which can be sent to The Matinicus Library Association c/o Eva Murray, treasurer, 74 South Rd, Matinicus, ME 04851.