Hours

Monday 10:00-7:00
Tuesday 10:00-4:00
Wednesday 10:00-4:00.
Thursday 10:00-4:00. 
Friday 10:00-4:00
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Please wear a mask. Maine CDC recommends all people, regardless of vaccination status, wear face coverings in indoor, public settings. The Children’s Room restriction remains in that only 1 person/family will browse at a time. Children age 8 and older can visit the Children’s Room on their own without an adult.

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Due to the spread of the Delta variant of COVID-19 and the Maine CDC recommendations, the library will not be holding programs inside the library until further notice. This includes other groups wishing to use the space when the library is closed. We will continue to offer programs virtually.

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Public computer and printing are available. It is $.25 a page for printing and copying. Wi-Fi is available both inside and outside the library.

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Avian Haven Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center

Tues. Jan. 11, 6:30 via Zoom  Register and you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the presentation.

Osprey (Photo courtesy of Avian Haven)

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Lessons from Avian Haven Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center – a citizen’s guide to helping the birds of Maine. Laura Suomi-Lecker will discuss common reasons why birds are admitted to Avian Haven Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center in Freedom and what public citizens can do to help our local birds.  We’ll discuss the facilities and recent cases of Avian Haven.  2021 admissions include orphaned and injured eagles, owls, hawks, loons, bitterns, herons, ducks, and many species of songbirds.

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Laura Suomi-Lecker is the education and outreach coordinator and long-time volunteer with Avian Haven and also the Technical Director at Somerset County Soil and Water Conservation District where she does a variety of bird-related programs.

In Memory of …

Two pieces of artwork have been acquired by the library in memory of local residents who have recently passed. The Barred Owl sculpture is in memory of H.L. Whitney. It was carved by Ted Mohlie of Waldoboro.

“Story Time” is an 18″ x 24″ acrylic painting by Tania Amazeen-Jones of Washington and purchased from the Waldoboro Public Library online auction in memory of Dake (Ian) Collins.

The Pilcrow Foundation*

The Liberty Library was awarded a Children’s Book Project Grant from The Pilcrow Foundation. The Pilcrow Foundation, a national non-profit public charity, provides a 2-to-1 match to rural public libraries. Our local sponsor will be the monies donated to the library in memory of Loring Peavey.

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Our wish is that the artwork and children’s books will enrich those who visit the library just as the ones who are remembered did for many years.

SHARP Grant

We’re happy to announce that we are one of 38 organizations across Maine to be awarded a SHARP General Operating Support grant by the Maine Humanities Council! These grants provide operational support for nonprofit organizations with missions rooted in the humanities that are facing ongoing financial hardship and/or new needs due to the coronavirus pandemic. Funding for these grants is made available through the National Endowment the Humanities (NEH) initiative Sustaining the Humanities through the American Rescue Plan (SHARP) as part of the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan of 2021.

Knitters and Crocheters

Our collecting of mittens and hats for children and adults in Waldo County is still going. These will be distributed through WaldoCAP, Walker School, and the Belfast Soup Kitchen in the fall and winter. We especially need mittens!

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Need yarn for your projects?

There is lots of yarn in the basket. Stop in and pick up some. Patterns are available:

Tote Bags

We have a few “I Love Liberty Library” tote bags available for $20 at the library. The rugged canvas and roomy size makes it perfect for transporting your library books! 18″w X 17 1/2″h with 25″ handles. Beautifully printed with water-based inks by Liberty Graphics.

Cards & Earrings

We have cards made from recycled books for sale -$2 for 1 or 3 for $5. We have Lake St. George Photo Cards for sale, $2 for 1 or 10 cards for $20. 5″ x 6.5″ The photos were taken by Joe Rehemyer and published in a book of photos, “An Eye for Lake St. George.” The cards are also available at Liberty Graphics Outlet Store, across the street from the library. NEW! Earrings made by Ayla, 8 years old, for $3. She is donating all proceeds to the library.

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