Plant & Pie Sale

Saturday, June 6, 9am-12:00pm (Note we are starting pie sales 1-hour earlier this year.)

smbright_carnivalVegetables, perennials, house plants, and annuals. pie
Delicious pies!

Donations are being accepted for plants and pies. Please see Friends Newsletter 05/01/2015 – Friends of Liberty Library for specifics.

This year, we are doing a preorder for day lilies which you can pick up and pay for on the day of the plant sale. All lilies are $6 each. See their DESCRIPTIONS and then PREORDER. Limited amounts available. Last day to order is Saturday, May 30th.

There will be two more pie sales this summer on July 11th & August 15th. These fundraisers are critical to the operation of the library so please support them however you are able.


Lake Keepers Camp

loonThe Citizens’ Association of Liberty Lakes (CALL) is offering a summer program again for area youth who have completed the 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade this year. There will be a limited number of campers who will be able to attend, and preference may be given to first year applications. The camp is free. The program runs from August 3rd—August 7th, from 9 am to 12 noon each day. Campers will take part in various activities and, due to the nature of the camp, safety rules must be observed. The program will be led by volunteers from CALL, staff from DEP and other educators.

The application for camp is available at the Liberty Town Office or you may download a copy at Applications must be completed and signed by the parent or guardian to be eligible. Return the application to the Liberty Town Office or email it to For more information, call Pat Smith at 589-4039 or Kerry Black at 589-4033.

Mystery Author of the Month


The Cat Who… is a series of twenty-nine mystery novels (The Cat Who Had 14 Tales is a book of short stories and not part of the series) by Lilian Jackson Braun, featuring a reporter named Jim Qwilleran and his Siamese cats, Koko and Yum-Yum. The first was written in 1966, with two more following in 1967 and 1968. The fourth appeared eighteen years later, after which at least one new novel was published every year until 2007. Braun died in 2011.

Are there still fans of this series? We decided to find out by making The Cat Who… series the “Mystery Author of the Month.” Let us know what you think.



SalamanderRoom_coverThis summer’s StoryWalk on the Haystack Mountain Trail will be The Salamander Rom by Anne Mazer. The launch will be on June 6, 10:00am. Families will walk along the trail as Audrey O’Clair reads this imaginative story about a boy who finds a salamander and pictures how he would turn his room into the perfect salamander home. A StoryWalk features popular children’s books mounted on sign posts along local public access trails. The signs and story will remain up through September. Event made possible with generous funding from RSU #3 and sponsored by the Sheepscott Wellspring Land Alliance (SWLA). Meet at the Haystack Mountain trailhead behind the Walker School Ball Field in Liberty.

Death & Desserts

Panel2cakeSunday, June 14th at 2 pm. The Liberty Library will host a panel of three Maine Mystery Writers: Dorothy CannellKate Flora, and Lea Wait. The authors will have books on hand to sign after the presentation. A creative
assortment of “Death and Desserts” and tea will be served.  Please join us for a thriller of an afternoon!

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Tickborne Diseases Webinar 2015

Sara Robinson, Maine CDC, State Epidemiologist delivers this webinar on Tickborne Illness and prevention.
The video is 34 minutes long. Click ‘Full screen’ in lower right corner of video to see the slides larger.

For more information, see Maine Center for Disease Control.

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Audiobooks SYNC

SYNCSYNC is a program that gives away two complete audiobook downloads — a current Young Adult title paired thematically with a Classic or Required Summer Reading title — each week to listeners through the summer.

Download the free YA Novel & Summer Reading Classic pair from SYNC here »

The SYNC program returns May 7th and runs for 14 weeks through August 13th.

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May Exhibit


Art work by students from Mount View Middle School will be on display at the Liberty Library in May. There will be a selection of art from 6th, 7th and 8th grade students in a variety of styles and mediums. The art work represents the learning of students from across the RSU #3 district.

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Frog Watch

frogWant to know the eight species of frogs and one toad in Maine? Click here. Then take the Public Quiz to see if you can guess which is which.

If interested in getting trained to join local citizen science efforts to monitor our frog populations, contact FrogWatchUSA chapter coordinator and SWLA volunteer, Larkspur Morton at

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Maine Readers Choice Award

mrca-labelThe finalists for the 2015 Award are:

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
Euphoria by Lily King
Redeployment by Phil Klay

The Liberty Library has the ten books on the 2015 Shortlist Maine Readers’ Choice Award. The Maine Readers’ Choice Award, officially established in 2013 by the Maine State Library and the Maine Library Association, recognizes the best in adult fiction published in the United States the previous year. Maine readers can vote for one of the three finalists in September. The winner will be announced in October.

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Hats With Hugs

purplehatWe would like to thank everyone for the many lovely knitted and crocheted hats that have been given. These hats are reaching far corners of the world: 25 hats were delivered to Eastern Maine, 25 hats to Tufts Floating Hospital for Children, 8 to Waldo County General Hospital, 5 to a clinic in Ecuador, and 10 are winging their way to Ireland. The Harold Alfond Cancer Center in Augusta are thrilled to be getting knitted or crocheted Chemo Caps. They are asking for adult sizes only. So keep those needles clickin’ and donations coming.

This is a pattern for a basic knit roll brim hat.  You can also get a copy of the pattern at the library. If you have questions, call Sue at 589-3123.

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150 Years Ago

150About 35 years ago, Janet Heslam bought from an antique shop in Brooks four daily journals from October 1864 to October 1871.  It turns out they were written by a man in Montville who farmed, but he also supervised the one room school houses. At the end of the first journal, she found the signature of H. M. Howard. The other journals are not signed. Janet determined the journalist was 27, in 1865, and his daughter Eva died in 1864. Janet decided to transcribe these journals to share in her weekly letters to her grandchildren. She offered to share these transcriptions so they could be posted on the Library webpage for everyone to read. We will post one a month. It will be interesting as we go through the year to compare the daily happenings of a man 150 years ago to the present day. We hope you enjoy!


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Disc Cleaning

discWe have a disc cleaning machine to clean the library’s DVDs and CDs. If you have personal DVDs, CDs, or game discs that need a buffing, bring them to the library and Jen will clean them for you. We ask for you to pay $2.00 per disc to help cover the cost for the cleaning solutions required. Jen is at the library on Friday afternoons or you can leave them at the library for her to clean. Please leave $2.00, your name and contact information with the disc. We will do our best to improve your discs, but we will not be responsible if the enhancement does not fix the problem or for any damage to the disc.

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