FOLquilt2016picCheck out this beauty! This gorgeous quilt entitled Follow the Blue Brick Road has arrived at the library. This will be the 2016 FOL Raffle Quilt.  We want to send out a warm thank you to the New Sandwich Quilters who create and donate this hand-crafted piece to the Friends of the Library. We thank these talented and generous ladies for their hard work to produce a lovely library raffle quilt year after year, in fact this is the 25th year! Throughout the summer, the quilt will be on display at the library, the Williams House,  and at special area events.  Raffle tickets will be ready soon.
Here’s a Quick Sneak-Peek at the list of events happening June-August 2016.  Please click on the CALENDAR TAB at the top of the page or on the CALENDAR at the right for brief details. New events and dates will be added as we have more information. As usual, events for the upcoming month are highlighted below.

1st Sat. Book/Boutique/Breakfast

June1, July 2, Aug 6

Those Who Served

June 1, 4  (+ May 28,30)

From Script to Screen

June 5

Glacial Geology of Wayne

June 8

Second Saturday with Stan

June 11

Summer Hours Begin

June 15

Meet a ME Author-Cooney

June 26

Chewonki Programs

July 6, Aug 8

Giant Book Sale

July 16-23

Gulf of ME & Climate Change

July 31

Library Silent Auction 

Aug 4-13 

Lobster Lunch

Aug 6

Annual 5K run/walk

Aug 6


⇒Starting SATURDAY May 28,10:00 am, Ending June 4, Noon

THOSE WHO SERVED – a Salute to Wayne Veterans


THOSE WHO SERVED – a Salute to Wayne Veterans*, will open for the third year at the Williams House.  The exhibit will be open on May 28th from 10 to noon; on May 30th, following the Wayne Memorial Day parade and ceremony, from noon until 2; on Wednesday June 1st from 4 to 6; and on First Saturday, June 4th from 9 to noon.

*We would like to include everyone with a Wayne connection who served or serves in any branch of the United States Armed Services.  Many of the photographs and materials from previous years will be on display again this year.  However, we hope to discover more photographs, letters, documents and memories for this year’s exhibit.  We would also like to add to last year’s “banner” of Wayne veterans, including a paragraph about each veteran listing the branch of service, rank, date of birth and date and place(s) of service.

If you have information or materials, or if you would like to help in any way, please contact Jane Andrews at 685-3754 or

  ⇒SATURDAY June 4, 9am to 12pm

14 Old Winthrop Road, Wayne    BOOK SALE *BOUTIQUE *BREAKFAST * First SaturdayBBB

Please join us for a First Saturday at the Williams House. Stop by for coffee or tea, and quiche or a scone, visit with your neighbors and shop at our ongoing book sale and boutique.  We just received more pristine books about WWII and other periods of military history, as well as, a number of DVDs – these are all on the table featuring recent donations.

⇒SUNDAY June 5, 4:00 at the Williams House

vecsey1 CollageKatalin  Vecsey, Senior Lecturer in Theater at Bates College will examine some of Meryl Streep’s famous roles. Learn about creating a character.  Join us for refreshments after the performance.

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⇒WEDNESDAY June 8, 9:00am to 3:00pm including lunch.  Rain date: June 15

MorrisonHeights1The Glacial Geology of Wayne and The Bedrock Geology of the state of Maine with Tom Barden

You are invited to a field trip around Wayne.  We will meet at the library for a seminar then carpool for a tour to 9 sites around town.  The lunch break will at the church Fellowship Hall, bring your own picnic lunch.  Last stop is Tubby’s Ice Cream at 3:00. readMore

⇒SATURDAY June 11,10:00 am

Second Saturday with Stan 

Music with StanA Musical Storytime with Stan Davis. Toddlers and Preschool aged kids are invited to the Stafford Level of the Library. Stop in to enjoy music, movement and a story every month.  Thanks Stan for coming to entertain the little ones!

⇒SATURDAY June 26,3:00 pm

Meet A Maine Author-Ellen Cooney

Ellen-Cooney2015Join us in welcoming Ellen Cooney, author of 9 books, the most recent being The Mountaintop School for Dogs and Other Second Chances.  A reception at the Williams House will follow the program, featuring light refreshments.  All are invited to this free event.readMore

On-Going Programs

children's programs

⇒Every Monday that school is in session, 10:30:  Storytime

 All preschool aged kids are welcome for Monday Storytime. The Pooh Bear Nursery school children arrive at 10:30 for a story or two and then enjoy playtime around the train table and time for choosing their books. All welcome to come join in.

Summer Reading Club will start Wednesday, June 15

summer readingAll kids, preshcool through middle school can participate in our annual summer reading program (prize books-yes!, free tubby’s ice cream-yes!).  Visit the library for details and to sign up.