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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MaineCat collections are requestable now! MaineCat is a Statewide Catalog that combines and links library collections across Maine. 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 and link to MaineCat from there. You can access our catalog by choosing ‘SEARCH THE CATALOG‘ in the header, top right. This MILS Help Sheet is also available on the website > HELP > MILS HELP or ask for one at the library.

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Items borrowed through MaineCat before the transition will not show on your account.

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Reciprocal Borrowing will not be available except at MILS libraries until further notice .

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New patrons should now be able to register for hoopla©. You will need to your 14-digit barcode and PIN in order to create an account. Previously registered patron’s borrow history for those who had an account will not be impacted. However, you will need to go into your Library  Settings and add your PIN before it will allow you to borrow additional titles.

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CloudLibrary may prompt MILS patrons for their PIN when they use the system. Patron accounts should not be disrupted in terms of active checkouts or holds since the barcode that identifies the patron has not changed. 
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Please be patient with the library volunteers and staff as they learn the new system. For future updates, see the newsletter and sign-up to have  it 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, see ABOUT.

Maine Turtles

Thurs. Sept. 29 at 6:00 pm, via Zoom

To register for this Zoom program, click HERE.

Learn about the variety of turtle species that call Maine their home! Fall is a very important season for these reptiles, you will learn about hatchlings and their journey home, as well as how all turtles begin preparations for their winter slumber. You will meet ambassador turtles at the Center for Wildlife and be able to participate in this interactive zoom learning experience!

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Zoom live with Docent, Mari O’Neil, from the Nature Center at the Center for Wildlife in Cape Neddick, Maine.

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Co-sponsored with the Pittsfield Public Library. We look forward to you joining us!

Summer Reading

23 people returned their Summer Reading Records and $470 will be donated to Marine Mammals of Maine (MMoME). Thank you to all who participated. You did a fabulous job reading all summer long!.

 

And a big “thank you” to our sponsors!

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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.

Knitters and Crocheters

It is the time of year when thoughts go to the coming winter and keeping our smaller residents warm in the midst of the long, cold season. We are collecting mittens and hats for the children of Waldo County, so get your knitting needles and crochet hooks clicking and clacking  soon to fill our basket!

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As in the past, the need is great for mittens in small sizes, up to age 5, for the Head Start program at WaldoCAP. The mittens we bring there are distributed throughout Waldo County. They also can use some hats in small sizes for the children and will take some hats and mittens for older children and adults for Family Services as well.

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Walker School in Liberty is always so appreciative of small and larger mittens and hats for the children who attend school there.

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We will not be collecting new and used coats this winter. I hope you can locate another place who will welcome them.

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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…)

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…)

Book Discussion

Wed, October 19th, 6:30pm at the library (If anyone prefers to join by Zoom, contact me and I will set one up.)
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Fall is approaching and Book Discussion is back! We will be reading The Soul of an Octopus : A Joyful Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness by Sy Montgomery. Montgomery chronicles a growing appreciation of the octopus but also tells a love story. By turns funny, entertaining, touching, and profound. There are several copies available in MILS. The audiobook is available on hoopla©.
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Suggest a nonfiction book  for future Book Discussions.

Bendable has Launched!

Bendable Maine launched on Aug. 23. The lifelong learning system includes 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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The Maine State Library worked with the Drucker Institute to bring Bendable to the residents of Maine. Learn more and sign up for an account at maine.bendable.com