Hours

Story Time cancelled on Fridays until September.

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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MILS is switching to Polaris!

The transition has begun. Please plan ahead. Note the following restrictions:

  • August 10 – Unable to add new items to the library.
  • August 23 – Last day for new library members to renew or join until August 31.
  • August 24-30 – Unable to check books in. Please plan accordingly and return as many items as you can by August 23.
  • August 24-30 – Can check books out using offline system. BUT you must provide the last 4-digits of your library number. We will not be able to find you by your name.
  • August 24-30 – Online requesting from MILS and MaineCat will not be available. 
  • August 25 – Van will deliver, but we will not be able to send out notices.
  • August 31 – Everything should be fully functional again!

Please be patient with the library volunteers and staff as they learn the new system. The Maine InfoNet staff are working diligently to make this transition as easy as possible. For more information, see the newsletter and sign-up to have the newsletter emailed to you.

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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. 

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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. For more information and to learn about Reciprocal Borrowing, see the ABOUT.

Pick-A-Prize Raffle

Saturday, August 20, 9:00am – 2:00pm Rain date: Sunday, August 21, same time

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Can you donate a new or handmade item? Or create a gift basket? A certificate for a baked good or a service are always popular. Gift certificates to area stores are a way to support both area businesses and the library. You can start bringing in your donations any time. Please have all items at the library by August 18th. Contact Barb if you have questions.

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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. The drawing will begin at around 6:30pm after the Ice Cream Sandwich Social. You do not need to be present to win, except for the door prize.

Ice Cream Sandwich Social

Saturday, August 20, 6:00pm Rain date: Sunday, August 21, same time
This is our summertime event to say “thank you” to all our patrons who support us. We will be giving away ice cream sandwiches made by John’s Ice Cream. Following the ice cream giveaway will be the drawings for the Pick-A-Prize Raffle. Both events will take place outdoors, weather permitting. Limited seating available. Feel free to bring your own chair.

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You will be able to purchase raffle tickets at the Social.

Summer Reading

.Bring your Summer Reading Record to the library between August 22 – September 1 and a donation will be made to Marine Mammals of Maine (MMoME).

 

WATCH VIDEO

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The Summer Reading program is sponsored by Pieceworks, Inc.; Revision Energy; Joann Pease, C.P.A.; individual donors; and the Liberty Library.

 

Bill Berlinghoff

Thursday, Aug. 25, 6:30pm LIVE inside the library

Bill Berlinghoff from Montville will perform folk music in the Pete Seeger tradition. His full baritone, accompanied by guitar or banjo, covers a wide range of material, spanning traditional mountain music of Tennessee, popular folk songs of the ’60s, topical songs of quiet coffeehouses, rowdy singalongs, nostalgic ballads of Irish pubs, and more than two dozen original songs. Visit his website at website, www.billberlinghoff.com. Fun for all ages.

Alec Hartman Photography Exhibit

Ewe Portrait

Alec Hartman hails from East Vassalboro, Maine. His work is noted for the human-like expressions of his animals and his ability to show the extraordinary beauty in everyday landscapes. No images are photoshopped. Alec often explained, “These images are exactly as they appeared before me.” See the March DownEast magazine for a wonderful article about Alec and his photography: www.alecphoto.com

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Alec died in the summer of 2019. Prints and cards are available for sale with a portion of sales to benefit the library. This exhibit will be availble through the end of September. (more…)

Quilt Raffle

“Fond Memories”​ quilt made by Sue Chapin is on display at the library. It is approximately 50” x 62”. Tickets will go on sale this week and are $5.00. Winner will be drawn on August 20th.

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For Sale

  • Cards made from recycled books for sale -$2 for 1 or 3 for $5
  • Lake St. George Photo Cards for sale, $2 for 1 or pack of 10 cards for $20.
  • Earrings made by Ayla for $3. 

Read ME

Every summer, Read ME gets Maine adults all reading two books recommended by a well-known Maine author. This coming summer, recommending author Christina Baker Kline has chosen Sigh, Gone by Phuc Tran and Beneficence by Meredith Hall.

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You can find a recording of the episode on June 3rd at Maine Public’s website.

Statewide Zoom with Phuc Tran hosted by MSL and MHC – Tuesday, July 12, 7:00pm.

Statewide Zoom with Meredith Hall hosted by MSL and MHC -Thursday, August 25, 7:00pm. Register now

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Learn more.

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This program is offered by the Maine Humanities Council in partnership with Maine State Library.

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Bendable

Coming soon!

Bendable Maine launches this month—Aug. 23 is the date!—the lifelong learning system will include content on a wide range of topics. For many Mainers, though, one area in particular is sure to feel most urgent: learning for work. This is why Bendable will feature a set of Career Collections: learning pathways that will help provide residents with a basic foundation in a given field and, in turn, give them a leg up when they’re looking for a job.

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There is much more to come. They are also in discussion with the Maine Community College System so that the digital badges earned in a Bendable Career Collection will connect seamlessly to the college’s own emerging workforce development pathways.

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The Maine State Library is working with the Drucker Institute to bring Bendable, a lifelong learning system, to the residents of Maine. Learn more at  bendable.com/maine