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New and Coming Soon to the Library!

Click on any of the images below for a full list of all of the titles arriving soon. 
Fiction & Mystery Books on Order for July 2020
Audiobooks, Nonfiction, and Large Print on order for July 2020
Young Adult and Middle Grade books on order for July 2020

New Email Addresses!


The library has new email addresses ending in to be consistent with the rest of the town departments. 
Our website address is not changing and will still be, but we are delighted to have shorter, simpler email addresses now! 

Any email sent to our old addresses will be forwarded until September 1, so please update your contact information for the library and staff accordingly. Thanks so much!

Thank you, Janet!

Janet Dwelley has been hard at work brightening up the Academy Building with new paint in the hallways. The dingy looking beige paint on the trim and doors has been replaced with bright, clean white! We are so appreciative of all she does to keep the building in tip-top shape. 

40 Days of Summer


We're absolutely thrilled at how well our curbside pickup version of 40 Days of Summer is going! We're offering a take-home project as well as breakfast and lunch (with many, many thanks to Healthy Lincoln County for allowing us to participate in their Summer Food Service Program and providing fantastic meals) Monday through Friday, from 11 am to 1 pm. Toby and Daniel are handing out an array of projects and an average of 30 children a day are getting two meals to take home! 

The program will continue until August 21, and is open to anyone under the age of 18. The projects are designed for school aged children between roughly 7 and 12, though can certainly be enjoyed by anyone (younger kids may need the help of an adult or older sibling). Participation in the take-home projects is not required to be able to pick up summer meals, and vice versa.

For more information, contact us at

Virtual Book Clubs

Our book clubs are continuing to meet over Zoom! Email us at to be added to the email list and receive a meeting link for any of the virtual book clubs.

Mystery Book Club

The Mystery Book Club will meet at 11 am on Thursday, August 6 to discuss Vaseem Khan's Baby Ganesh Detective Agency series

Let's Talk About It Book Club

Let's Talk About It will be taking August off, but will be back on the second Tuesday in September to start a fun new series about book-to-film adaptations! Books and films to be discussed include:

Intergenerational Book Club

IGBC will meet at 2:30 pm on August 18 to discuss Dear George, Dear Mary: A Novel of George Washington's First Love by Mary Calvi. We'll see whether Caroline will be able to resist playing the Hamilton soundtrack during the meeting... 


Senior Exercise Class


We would LOVE to revive the senior exercise class now that the library has reopened, though obviously some adaptations will be necessary, such as a limited class size to allow for social distancing, and a monthly fee for participants. If you are interested in participating, please fill out this survey to let us know and help us figure out all the details!

Interlibrary Loan is Back!


In case you missed our announcement a couple of weeks ago, interlibrary lending is officially BACK! We can now request books both from other MILS libraries ( and also the wider MaineCat system ( Because of quarantine requirements from the state, ILL is taking a little bit longer than usual, but most things are arriving about 10ish days after the initial request. 

Not sure how to place an interlibrary loan request, or need a refresher course? Start here, and if you have questions, you can always reach out to us at (207) 354-2453 or

Also, we are still offering curbside pickup services! Click here for more info

On Display at the Library

Happy & Hopeful Endings!

The world is pretty stressful right now, so why should our reading stress us out, too? Take a break and enjoy a guaranteed happy (or at least hopeful) ending with a romance novel or middle grade book from one of our displays this month!  

In the Showcase

Local woodworker Jamie Doubleday is displaying some of her beautiful and functional pieces that include bread boards, carving boards, lazy susans, and more, Visit her website at for more information.  
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