The library will be closed on Martin Luther King Day, Monday, January 16th. 

Sleep tonight
And may your dreams
Be realized
            ~MLK Lyrics by U2

Feedback Needed

The Liberty Library wants to hear from you! We are planning for new programs at the library, and we would like your feedback. Please click on the button below.

You can also find this form in print at the Library, Town Offices, and various locations around town. Or you can email Barbara Worcester, Library Director, to tell her your thoughts at Thank you!

Food Pantry Donations


A huge thank you to all who contributed to the food pantry collection. The December collection brought in $329.50. A reminder that in November we collected $284 bringing the total for the year to $613.50. This was divided between the Liberty Baptist Church and the AMVET’s Food Pantries.


socks copyFREE SOCKS! Get them while they last! The Telephone Pioneers of Northern New England has once again given the Library socks made by Soulmate Socks to give away. These socks are Adult sizes. Stop in and take a pair for free.

New Discovery Kit

New for Discovery Kit – Farm Discovery Kit!
Our newest Discovery Kit has a Farm theme. It contains a farm tote/mat, 15 plastic animals, 1 blue truck, Melissa & Doug Wooden Cube Puzzle, 10 farm blocks/beads, “Tractor Songs” (Audio CD), set of 20 mini books, and 5 hardcover books all inside a 14″ x 10″ tub. See complete description in our catalog. Recommended for age 2+.

This is one of 14 Discovery Kits available. Check out all of the Discovery Kits.

Soup Night


Saturday, January 21 at 5:00 (Snow date Jan. 28).

Volunteers make a variety of homemade soups, breads, and desserts. This free event is our way of saying “thank you” to all our patrons and to bring the community together. Please join us!

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Library Volunteers


How many Volunteers does it take to run the library? You will be amazed at the number of faces and bios that are displayed this month at the library. And we probably have missed some. Our apologies, if we did.


Please stop by and see this month’s exhibit and the devoted people who donate their time and skills so willingly. Remember, you, too, can be a Library Volunteer and join the Library Family!

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Books for Homebound

bookstackThe library is conducting a survey to see if there is interest in an outreach program to serve the homebound. Do you know an elderly person, new mother, someone temporarily incapacitated, or others who cannot get to the library? We’d like to deliver materials to them.

For your own interest or for recommending someone else.

We will also need Volunteers to deliver materials. Please indicate your interest in Volunteering.

If you have questions, please contact Barb Rehmeyer or call 716-6157.

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Give I.T. – Get I.T.

PCsforMainePCs for Maine has nominated the Library for their Give I.T. – Get I.T. program in order to purchase newer and safer computers. We need new equipment in order to take advantage of the new circuit speed of 100Mbps. You can make a contribution to the Ivan O. Davis – Liberty Library here.

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Knit Knight

knittersTuesday, January 10 at 6:30pm
Knit Knight is scheduled for the 2nd Tuesday of every month.

Sue Chapin delivered 8 hats and 11 pairs of mittens to Walker School and 11 hats and 13 pairs of mittens to WaldoCAP Headstart program in January. Both places said to be sure and pass along how much they appreciate our donations, and they are very much needed! Sue Pelletier took three of the tiniest hats for Hats for Hugs. Mittens and hats are still being collected.

Donations of yarn and needles can be dropped off at the library. Jennifer Gunderman from Liberty will deliver these to organizations assisting New Mainers transitioning to life in Maine.

Simple 2-needle mitten patterns: 3-4 yrs,  4-6 yrs., & 6-8 yrs.
A simple pattern for hats can be found here. ……………………………………………………………

Another Stockinette Watch cap pattern.

Several knitters are getting together informally to knit and chat on Wednesday mornings at 10:00 at the library. Anyone is welcome to join them.

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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! Read the rest of this entry »

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