Hours

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

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Reciprocal Borrowing is BACK! See ‘ABOUT’ page for more information about the Reciprocal Borrowing Program.

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Many patron’s library accounts will expire on January 31st. Memberships need to be updated yearly. Expired memberships will affect your due dates and your ability to request items and to use your CloudLibrary, hoopla©, and ComicsPlus accounts. Please renew your membership by stopping by the library or calling  when the library is open.

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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. A single search scans more than 3 million unique titles and nearly 8 million items. Remember to always start your search in the MILS catalog. You can access our catalog by choosing ‘SEARCH THE CATALOG‘ in the header, top right. See HELP > MILS HELP for  MILS Help Sheet ask for one at the library.

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. 

Chili Cook-Off Fundraiser

Come out and eat some chili and support the library!

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Cribbage

Sundays Feb. 6 – Feb. 26, 1-2:30pm

For anyone who wants to play, especially those willing to help novices. Practice before the March Madness Cribbage Tournament!

(More information coming soon.)

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Bring Cribbage board and cards if you have them. Check the website for cancellations because of weather.

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Tiny Art Show

 

Try your hand at painting on a tiny canvas. Pick up a kit at the library in February. Each kit has a 3×3″ canvas, paints, and a paintbrush. Use these materials (plus anything you have at home) to create your own tiny masterpiece. All ages are welcome to participate. 

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To be part of the TINY ART SHOW, bring in your tiny art canvas to the library by February 24. Art will be returned to artists after the art show during March and April.

Prints Exhibit

View exhibit online

Several community members participated in a Printmaking class held at the library this fall with Holly Berry from Waldoboro. Their block prints are being displayed at the library during January and February. The Liberty Library received a Creative Aging Grant to support the collaboration between artists and organizations in developing high-quality, participatory, arts programs for older adults.

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Funded in part by a grant from the Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts and a Maine Public Library Fund Grant.

StoryWalk®*

Pull on your boots (or perhaps your snowshoes!) to enjoy the winter StoryWalk® on the Haystack Mountain Trail. This enjoyable family activity offers time outdoors in nature, physical exercise, and introduces you to a new book. In Fox versus Winter by Corey R. Tabor, Fox does not like winter. None of his friends are around to play. He is bored and alone. Then Fox has an idea. If he cannot escape winter, he will fight it!

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Haystack Mountain Trail is located 200 yards in back of Walker Elementary School, 33 West Main St., Liberty. The 1.1-mile footpath loop winds through a mixed northern hardwoods forest with a short spur to the open summit.

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Book Discussion

Wed, February 15th, 6:30pm at the library
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February’s book is Nothing to Envy : Ordinary Lives in North Korea by Barbara Demick. An eye-opening account of life inside North Korea. Award-winning journalist Barbara Demick follows the lives of six North Korean citizens over fifteen years.
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There is only 1 copy available in the MILS system but many may be borrowed through MaineCat, including an audiobook edition. Liberty Library does not have a copy. Plus, it is available as an audiobook on hoopla© and an eBook on CloudLibrary.
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Anyone is welcome at the Book Discussion even if you have not read the book. Perhaps you would just like to learn more about what others think about it.
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Suggest a nonfiction book  for future Book Discussions.

Knitters and Crocheters

Many hats, mittens and socks in the basket were delivered to Walker School and WaldoCAP Head Start, and family services.  Thank you to everyone who contributed. Here is what was delivered:

  • 21 hats
  • 24 pairs of mittens
  • 5 pairs of socks
  • 1 nap blanket

The need is great for mittens in small sizes, up to age 5, for the Head Start program. They are distributed throughout Waldo County. Walker School in Liberty is always appreciative of small and larger mittens and hats.

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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: (more…)

For Sale

We have books for sale – $1 for hardcover and trade paperbacks, 25¢ for paperbacks and children’s books. Plus, we stock the “Little Library” outside, but that is fairly treacherous right now. So come inside and we will give you some books.

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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. 

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Thank you for your support!

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