Summer Hours begin this week.  More time to drop in and be a part of our Cary Memorial Library world.  Thanks to Friends of the Library for supporting the extra hours on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. See you soon.

Friends of the Library presents the 26th QUILT RAFFLE – Here’s your chance to win a beauty.
This year’s work of art by the New Sandwich Quilters entitled Elegance in Red is offered as a quilt raffle to benefit the library. The size is a generous 106″ by 84″ and will be on display in and around Wayne throughout the summer and fall. Chances are $1. each or $5. for 6.  Drawing to be held in December.

⇒Summer Reading Club Has Begun

Summer Reading Club Sign-Up starts today June 19.  This reading incentive program is geared to kids pre-school through Middle School.  The rules are are  flexible and the point is to keep the youngsters reading over the summer. Stop in during library hours to pick up a Reading Log and find out how to earn prize books and a free Tubby’s ice cream.

New KVBA Award Books: The award books for 2017-18 are now on display. Kids in grades 3-5 participate in this yearlong program in the local school district.  One award book at a time per reader please–they are in great demand. 

⇒Lego Club for Kids Ages 4 to Grade 5 on June 28, and will be open starting at 6:30 pm for the summer months

legoPlans to join us for a monthly meeting of the Lego Club, meeting the 4th Wednesday of each month for an hour. Each meeting with have a distinct fun theme, time for a story and then plenty of time to design your one-of-a-kind bits and brick creation.   Parents Brooke and Jeremy Smith will be assisting.  This month’s theme is Flying Machines.

Pies  Pies Glorious Pies-July 1 from 9 am til sold out

The Fantastic Annual Friends of the Library Pie Sale

All kinds of sweet and savory varieties for you and your summer company.  Mark your calendars.

5K  Road Race will be run for the 6th year in a row. August 5, 2017.Registration Forms:

1.Race Description     2.Release of Liability            3.Registration with Pledge list

⇒1st. Saturday at the Williams House

BOOK SALE *BOUTIQUE *BREAKFAST and YARD SALE – featuring furniture, exercise equipment, a wooden picnic table, Mexican pottery, wool rugs from Peru, costume jewelry and more


The yard sale and boutique  includes a 60 year old 100% wool Drew Welsh tapestry blanket in pristine condition, 66 pieces of Johann Haviland Sweetheart Rose porcelain dinnerware and 45 yards of beautiful gauzy lace curtain material.  While you’re here, check out the book sale – lots of recently donated books, DVDs and CDs have just been put on the shelves.  As always, there will be coffee, tea, cinnamon buns, quiche and or scones and a lively group  at the table in the living room.  This is a great way to support the library; all proceeds benefit the Wayne Library Association. FMI, call 685 3612.

⇒Brown Bag Book Group

This selection we are trying something a bit different.  Please come and share your thoughts on HandMaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood.  Bring you lunch and we will chew over this dystopian  novel together.

⇒Summer Giant Book Sale 


The Cary Memorial Library Summer Book Sale at the Williams House opens on Saturday July 15th at 9 am. This is one of our two giant annual sales, with four rooms filled from floor to ceiling with gently used books.  We have DVDs and CDs too. Most books, DVDs and CDs sell for $1 each.

The sale will be open Saturday July 15th from 9 to 3;  Monday July 17th from 10 to 12, Tuesday July 18th,Wednesday July 19th and Thursday July 20th from 4 to 6, and Saturday July 22nd from 9 to 1.  On Saturday, July 22nd, buy books for $2 a bag.


⇒Jann Gilmore presents Olive Rush: Finding Her Place in the Santa Fe Art Colony-Williams House

On Sunday July 30th, Jann Gilmore, author, curator and artist, will give an illustrated talk on her latest book Olive Rush:  Finding Her Place in the Santa Fe Art Colony.  The talk will be followed by a reception featuring wine, hors d’oeuvres and desserts.

This informative talk will be held in the Williams House. All are invited.

Aging at Home-Wayne Survey   UPDATE: New Survey

The “Aging At Home” committee of Wayne surveyed more than 100 of Wayne’s elders. We learned more about what people in town need. Now we are beginning projects designed to help elderly Wayners and people who have disabilities meet those needs so they can stay in Wayne as they age. We would like your input and/or your help. This survey is for ALL members of the Wayne community. We want to match what people in Wayne want to do for others with what is needed.

Here is the NEW link if you would like to take the survey on line:

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.

Click here for the  June Blog

Send your review to:  Keep them crisp and brief.

On-Going Programs

children's programs

⇒Mondays  at 10:30 am:  Story time.

Our story time is build around the weekly visit from the Pooh Bear Nursery School.  Young children and their caregivers are welcome to join in the fun for a short story or two, play around the train table, socialize and develop social skills, and choose a book to borrow.  Storytime happens every week when Wayne Elementary School is in session.

Lego Club for Kids Ages 4 to Grade 5; June 28

legoPlans to join us for a monthly meeting of the Lego Club, meeting generally  the 4th Wednesday of each month for an hour.  Each meeting with have a distinct fun theme, time for a 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!