Monday 12:00-7:00
Tuesday 10:00-4:00
Wednesday 10:00-4:00.
Thursday 10:00-4:00. 
Friday 10:00-4:00

Story Time on Fridays @ 10:30am


Access our MILS catalog by choosing ‘SEARCH THE CATALOG‘ in the header, top right. See HELP > MILS HELP for  MILS Help Sheet or ask for one at the library.


MaineCAT is a Statewide Catalog that combines and links library collections across Maine, and Liberty Library members can request items. Be sure to choose ‘Liberty Library’ in the dropdown list to have items sent here. See ‘ABOUT‘ page for more information about the Reciprocal Borrowing Program


The emails  you receive from mils.noreply@maineinfonet.org are not from the library. They are auto-generated from the MILS system. Please do not reply to those messages and assume they will be seen. Always send/Forward emails to brehmeyer@liberty.lib.me.us.


CDC recommends that masking in public settings is not required in any county facing low or medium levels of coronavirus risk. (Currently, the risk is ‘Low’ for Waldo Co. Check for updates here.) In response to these new guidelines, wearing face coverings when at the library is optional. 

Pie Sale

$20 for a homemade pie


Saturday, June 10, 9:00am – ’til sold out


Our first Pie Sale of the summer will be held outside in front of the library, weather permitting.


We need your help. We cannot have a Pie Sale without pie bakers. Please bring pies to the library between 8-9:00am that morning. Or contact us to make other arrangements. Please be sure pies are covered and label the kind of pie. Boxes are available at the library.



Tuesdays, 10am – 12pm until fall

Elaine Secskas will facilitate for anyone who wants to play MahJong, a Chinese game usually played by four people, with rectangular pieces called tiles. The object is to collect winning sets of these tiles. Elaine is happy to teach new players who want to learn as well as welcome experienced players.

Penny West, Author

.Thursday, June 22, 6:30pm

Penny West, local author of Once Upon a Time Nobody Could Read, will read her book aloud and discuss its meaning and how it came to be. No one is born knowing how to read, and this book whizzes the reader back into prehistory to find the inventors of writing taking up the story of written language. It is meant to appeal not only to the curious kindergartener and third-grader involved in learning to read, but also to their parents and grandparents!


Currently residing in Belfast, Maine, Penny West (former name Behrens) was a longtime resident of Montville. Refreshments will be provided. All ages welcome.


Quilt Raffle

We are selling tickets for a double-sized quilt made by Sue Chapin. She mostly used the cheerful jelly rolls she won at the Pick-a-Prize Raffle in 2021. Tickets are $5.00. Winner will be drawn on August 19th.


What is AI? with Jim Campbell

Thursday, June 15 at 6:30pm

There has been much in the news recently about AI (Artificial Intelligence), with headlines such as “‘Everyone is a programmer’ with generative A.I.” (CNBC; May 2023); “A.I. executives issue stark warning of its threat to humanity” (Financial Times; May 30, 2023); and ” ‘A.I. Poses ‘Risk of Extinction,’ Industry Leaders Warn” (The New York Times; May 30, 2023). Wikipedia defines Artificial intelligence (AI) as intelligence—perceiving, synthesizing, and inferring information—demonstrated by machines, as opposed to intelligence displayed by humans or by other animals. In recent Senate Hearings, tech executive and lawmakers agreed that new A.I. systems must be regulated. Just how that would happen is not yet clear.


What does all this mean? Jim Campbell has a longstanding interest in the intersection of digital technology, law, and public policy and how they affect our daily lives in our increasingly digital world. He has explained technology in understandable terms in his Thursday morning weekly feature on WERU radio “Notes from the Electronic Cottage” for decades.  Jim will cover these topics: What is A.I.? How is it affecting us now? What is the future of A.I.?  Types of artificial intelligence—weak A.I. vs. strong A.I. Following, there will be time for a discussion about your questions and concerns for our future.

Read ME

Read ME is the Maine Humanities Council’s statewide community read offered in partnership with Maine State Library and Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance. Every summer, the program gets Maine adults all reading two books recommended by a well-known Maine author. We’re happy to announce that Liberty Library is a Read ME 2023 participating library! This summer’s featured books are Night of the Living Rez by Morgan Talty and Lungfish by Meghan Gilliss. You can look forward to these events:

  • Read Me on Maine Calling – Listen
  • Meghan Gilliss for an online talk – Wed, July 12, 7:00pm
  • Morgan Talty for an online talk – Wed, Aug. 9, 6:30pm

Book Discussion

Wed. June 21, 6:30pm

Our June book will be Northeaster: A Story of Courage and Survival in the Blizzard of 1952 by Cathie Pelletier (2023). This book follows the stories of a dozen or so people impacted by a huge Maine storm in 1952. Pelletier calls the book creative nonfiction because she took what she learned about each person and their situations, and tried to use that knowledge to weave a compelling story.


The Liberty Library received funding from the Maine Humanities Council Mini Grant program to host Cathie Pelletier some time in July or August. Date TBD. The grant also made it possible for the library to order multiple copies of Northeaster which will be reserved for Liberty Library patrons. There are copies available at the library. Or request a copy via MILS. Other copies are available on MaineCat. The eBook is available on hoopla©


This will be the final Book Discussion until fall.


Hector Fox and the Giant Quest is the first in a series of picture books created by Astrid Sheckels, featuring Hector Fox, Lucy Skunk, Mo Marten, Charlie Chipmunk, and Jeremiah Rabbit. Hector Fox and his merry band of woodland friends set out on an adventure. They had all heard a rumor of an enormous, shadowy stranger living in the Forbidden Marsh. Was it a fairy-tale giant?


Haystack Mountain Trail is behind Walker Elementary School. This 1.1-mile footpath loop winds through a mixed northern hardwoods forest with a short spur to the open summit. Take the road on the left of the Walker Health Center and park at the ball field behind it. Address: 43 West Main St. Liberty, ME.



For Sale

We have books for sale – $1 for hardcover and trade paperbacks, 25¢ for mass  market paperbacks and children’s books. Plus, we stock the “Little Library” outside.


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. Earrings made by Ayla, 10 years old, for $3. 


Photo cards are also for sale at the Liberty Graphics Outlet store across the street from the library,



Thank you for your support!