FOL 29th Annual Quilt for 2019-Diamond in a Square.

Thanks to the New Sandwich Quilters for this lovely 98″ X 106″ Queen size quilt. Raffle tickets are available for $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00. Drawing to be held in December. Now on display in the library.

May 27, 2019

Library Closed

Cary Memorial Library will be closed for Monday’s National Holiday. We will return to regular schedule on Tuesday, May 28, 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM.

SATURDAY, JUNE 1, 2019 9:00 am to Noon
⇒First Saturday at the Williams House, 14 Old Winthrop Road

Boutique * Books * Breakfast

Check out the new additions to the book sale and the boutique. While you are here, try our cinnamon buns, scones or quiche. All proceeds benefit the Wayne Library Association. FMI, call 685-3612.

MONDAY, June 3, 2019 Noon

Book and Brown Bag-Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

“A painfully beautiful first novel that is at once a murder mystery, a coming-of-age narrative and a celebration of nature….Owens here surveys the desolate marshlands of the North Carolina coast through the eyes of an abandoned child. And in her isolation that child makes us open our own eyes to the secret wonders—and dangers—of her private world.”—The New York Times Book Review

Bring your lunch and join in this friendly book group. We want to hear from you. We meet  in the Safford Room of the Library.  NOTE: The library has only one print copy and one audiobook to loan, please plan accordingly.

SATURDAY, June 8, 2019 9:30 AM

Please plan to attend and bring a friend! Coffee and refreshments are always served and we have fun as we make plans to support our library.

SUNDAY, June 9, 2019 4:00-6:00 pm Welcome Back Alice and Honoring Grace Burleigh

Open House at the Williams House  June 9 from 4-6 p.m.  Everyone is welcome.

It’s a celebration to Welcome Back Alice and to wish Happy Birthday to Grace Burleigh, the generous donor of the Alice in Wonderland Room. Grace will attend and you can wish her Happy 100th birthday!

 Progress has been made in the ongoing Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Room project.The art panel depicting Alice has completed the conservation steps and is back in Wayne. The refreshed, restored and protected Alice will appear at the Open House.  Alice is the first of 17 panels to be conserved.

The funding campaign is underway; we are grateful for generous initial results and for the first four grants filed for consideration. Construction tasks at the carriage barn have started with more visible activity to appear soon.    

As part of the exciting project to recreate the Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Room at the Williams House carriage barn, Jann Haynes Gilmore, a member of the Mad Hatters Committee and formerly on the staff of the National Endowment for the Humanities, spent the winter researching and writing a 65-page book on the Alice phenomenon in cultural history. Of keen interest is the detailed account of how the Alice Room and its artist, Alfred T. Merian, came to Wayne, Maine.The limited edition book will be available for purchase at $18.00 beginning in early June at the Cary Library and the Williams House with all proceeds going to the Alice project.  Jann is a well-known Wayne summer resident and her scores of paintings of Wayne homes, sites and scenes grace the walls of many local families’ homes.

If you would like further information, please contact Holly Stevenson ( or stop by the Library.

TUESDAY, June 11, 2019 6:30 pm

Frozen River Journey

Whitney Thurlow, mountain guide, returns to Wayne with another in his series of travelogs. Please join us in the Safford Room, lower level of the library for his latest adventure. Ski Touring the Hidden Kingdom of Zanskar

WEDNESDAY, June 19, 2019 

WEDNESDAY, June 19, 2019 6:03 pm

The Summer Reading Program Begins! Stop by the library to get a copy of your log.

MONDAY, June 24, 2019 6:00 pm
The next meeting the Wayne Library Board will be Monday evening at 6:00 pm. The public is always invited and encouraged to attend.

WEDNESDAY, June 26, 2019 6:00-7:00 pm

Come create with Lego blocks and share a story. All materials are provided. All young builders welcome.

A reminder that the library has a small but nice collection of jigsaw puzzles to lend.  Most are 500-1,000 pieces, so of course, we’ll adjust the borrowing period accordingly.

 Every SATURDAY, 1:30 – 3:30

Cary  invites all needleworkers who are looking for a comfortable sunny spot to work on any project with like-minded folks for a couple hours each Saturday.  We provide a space with easy chairs and table space with a view of the water and eagles. Bring your project and share some time together. We have guidance available from our knitting expert Elaine Briggs.

Every WEDNESDAY, 3:00 to 4:00 pm

We are pleased to offer a comfortable easy space for new parents

Baby-Time. Babies and their grown-ups welcome for social and playtime every week. This is an informal social time and stimulating fun of seeing little ones their own size.

Wayne Readers’ Book Blog

If you are reading something good, consider sending in a blurb for our Wayne Readers’ Book Blog.  I’d love a review or two of an especially good audiobook too. Next blog will be Spring 2019.

Click here for the Winter 2019 Blog

Send your review to:  Keep them crisp and brief.

On-Going Programs

Lego Club for Kids Ages 4 to Grade 5; The 4th Wednesday of the month, starting at 6:00 pm.


Plan to join us for a monthly meeting of the Lego Club, meeting (usually) the 4th Wednesday of each month for an hour.  Each meeting with have a fun theme, a quick story and then plenty of time to design your one-of-a-kind bits and brick creation.  The library has mountains of pieces to explore and play with.  Great for ages 4 through grade 5, more or less. Thanks to parents Brooke and Jeremy Smith for suggesting a Lego Club!

January 7, 2019 restarts our popular Monday Morning Story-time programs.  We coordinate with the Pooh Bear Nursery School schedule and will offer a short library time for our younger patrons.  These weekly programs start at 10:30am each week during the public school year.