20 Prizes Raffle!

To commemorate the 20th Anniversary of the Liberty Library Association, the library is raffling 20 prizes this summer. Tickets are $5.00. 6 more prizes to go! Next drawing on Saturday, August 1st will be for:
winesmall“Whitehead Dawn”                              2 Bottles of Wine
6” x 26” panoramic photo                       (1 red & 1 white),
by Judy Berk                                         Ice Bucket,  2                                                                 Glasses & 2 Stoppers

Last week’s winners:  Elise Brown – “Liberty in Winter” 8″ x 10″ photo by Everett Peavey and Laurie Foy – Chocolate Ganache Cake.     (See poster for a list of all prizes.)

Winners must be 21 years or older. Some prizes are perishable and will require same day pickup or another name will be chosen.

Pie Sale & Pick-A-Prize Raffle

pieSaturday, August 15th, 9:00-12:00, will be the final Pie Sale for the summer. Anyone wishing to donate pies may bring them to the library on Friday afternoon or Saturday morning by 8:30.


Pick-A-Prize Raffle – Friday, August 14, 12:00-4:00, and Saturday August 15th, 9:00-2:00. We are hoping to have over 50 items that people can choose to put their tickets in and win.Buy a sheet of 25 tickets for $10. You decide which prize you want to win; you can put one ticket in each bag or put all 25 in one bag.


Please contact Barb Rehmeyer if you have a new or handmade item or a service to donate for the raffle. Gift certificates are also welcomed. Drawing will be Saturday evening after Ice Cream Social.

Time Line


As part of the Liberty Library Association’s 20th Anniversary, we have a Time Line on exhibit at the library. Come check out the signs, newspaper clippings, and photos of our first twenty years. Without a doubt, you will learn a fact or two about the library. We have come a long way since 1995. Let’s celebrate!

Get your commemorative bookmark at the library. On the back of the bookmark are popular books by the decade. How many have you read? All of the books are available to borrow from the library.

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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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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

purplehatAt this time, we are collecting adult-size chemo hats for the Harold Alfond Cancer Center in Augusta. We have a generous donation of yarn. Stop by and help yourself. There are also patterns for knitted and crocheted hats at the library.  This is a pattern for a basic knit roll brim hat.  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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