Food Pantry Donations


In November, we collected $284; $142 each for the Liberty Baptist Church and the AMVET’s Food Pantries. We will continue to collect money and food donations during December. Look for cans for money donations at local businesses, Liberty Town Office, and the library. There will be a bin for nonperishable food donations at Walker School, the post office, and the library. Gifts of pet food and personal items – toothbrushes, toothpaste, soaps, dishwashing liquid, and detergents – are gratefully accepted. Please keep on giving.


socks copyFREE SOCKS ARE BACK! 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.

Winter Story Time Schedule


Download the new Story Time schedule.

Each week during December, children will make an ornament to take home.

Decorative Stockings

stockingRemember the beautiful photographs of plants that Elaine Bielenberg displayed at the library last June? Elaine has another unique exhibit at the library during December – Christmas Stockings! She has been making stockings for about 8-years while also doing costume design for various shows around the midcoast area. There are twenty-eight stockings of various sizes and shapes and each made from different fabrics. Most are for sale for $15 each ($5 of which she is donating to the library). Stop by during December to see her stockings as they bring a festive atmosphere to the library.

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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 – New Mainers

knittersTuesday, December 13 at 6:30pm
As many knitters already know, knitting is therapeutic for the body, mind and soul. It also creates a social opportunity for people to connect. Many New Mainers encounter challenges transitioning from danger in their home countries to unfamiliar communities in Maine. Some were avid knitters but needed to leave everything behind and do not have the resources to purchase new supplies.

Donations are being requested for New Mainers. Jennifer Gunderman from Liberty is a faculty member at the University of New England. She works closely with organizations assisting New Mainers transitioning to life in Maine. Jen plans to be at Knit Knight to talk about what she does. If you have yarn and needles you would like to donate, please bring them to the library Knit Knight or before December 13th.

In October, Sue Chapin delivered 21 pairs of mittens so children will have warmer hands when it’s cold outside. Keep knitting those mittens and hats and drop them off at the library for the children at Walker School and WaldoCap Headstart.

Simple 2-needle mitten patterns: 3-4 yrs (2),  4-6 yrs., & 6-8 yrs.
A simple pattern for hats can be found here. Here is another Stockinette Watch cap pattern.

Knit Knight is scheduled for the 2nd Tuesday of every month so that people can plan accordingly.

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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