Hours

Monday 10:00-7:00
Wednesday 10:00-4:00.
Thursday 10:00-4:00. 
The library is OPEN for inside service but it does not look the same as pre-pandemic times. We ask for your patience and cooperation as we attempt to maintain a safe environment for everyone. Curbside will continue to be an option for those who want to continue to use this service. Library programs will continue to be virtual at this time. Thank you for your understanding and patience as we strive to keep our community safe.

Don’t come to the library if you feel sick or have been exposed to COVID-19.

These are the restrictions:

  • Limit of 5 people at a time.
  • Wear a face mask. Curbside service is available if you are unable to wear one.
  • Use hand sanitizer upon entry.
  • Practice social distancing by maintaining a 6-foot distance from other people.
  • Return all items to the Book Drop outside. They will be quarantined for 24 hours.
  • Limit your visit to 30 minutes.

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Read ME


Read Me is a statewide summer reading experience.

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Author events:

  • Summer Program Kick-off on Maine Calling
    Friday | June 4, 2021 | 11:00 am – 12 noon
  • Author talk with Kerri Arsenault (Mill Town)
    Thursday | July 15, 2021 | 6:00 – 7:00pm | Registration info TBD
  • Author Talk with Matt Cost (Mainely Power)
    Thursday | August 19, 2021 | 6:00 – 7:00pm | Registration info TBD

 

Pie Sale

Sat, May 29, 9am – 12pm
We know you missed them, so we are going to hold Pie Sales this summer. But they will look different. One customer at a time will be allowed inside the library at one time to choose and pay for pie. Pies will be $15 and exact change appreciated.

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We will need your help. We cannot have a Pie Sale without pie bakers. Bakers should bring pies to the library between 8-9:00am that morning. Or you can contact Sue Chapin or Barb Rehmeyer to make other arrangements. Please be sure pies are covered.( Note: this is Memorial Day weekend.)
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Tentative dates for future Pie Sales are July 3 & August 7. Pick-A-Prize Raffle – August 21.

Plant Sale

Sat, June 5, 9am – 12pm
As you are working in your garden this spring and have perennials to separate, please consider donating some for the plant sale. We also want your extra seedlings and houseplants. Please label them with their name and other helpful information, such as color, size, growing conditions, etc.
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Donations for the Plant Sale can be dropped off at the library on Friday afternoon between 3:00 and 6:00pm. Please let me know if you need pots.
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The Plant Sale will be held outside, weather permitting, and it will be rescheduled, if needed.

Book Discussion

Wednesday, June 2, 6:30pm
Book Discussion via Zoom. Anyone is welcome to participate. We will be discussing The Woman’s Hour : the Great Fight to Win the Vote by Elaine Weiss. An account of the 1920 ratification of the constitutional amendment that granted voting rights to women traces the culmination of seven decades of legal battles and cites the pivotal contributions of famous suffragists and political leaders.
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Order from MILS . There are more copies available in MaineCat.
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Register and the Zoom link will be sent to you on June 1.

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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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