From the desk of Judy Danielson, Chairman of the Wayne Library Board.

So many thanks for all the wonderful responses we have had from our annual letter. Your financial support and enthusiasm keep our small library thriving and lively, and we continue to be able to fulfill our vision “To be an accessible, welcoming library, and a cultural center for Wayne and the surrounding communities that will inspire learning, personal enrichment and engagement”. 

We would love to hear your comments, suggestions, and thoughts.  Visit our page for  information on ways to give to the library.   

⇒Summer Giant Book Sale at the Williams House


The Cary Memorial Library Summer Book Sale at the Williams House opens on Saturday July 15th at 9 am. and runs for a week.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.

Monday July 17, 10:30: Heather Gallant will share Barbara Cooney’s Miss Rumphius and will lead a lupine craft activity to go with the quintessential Maine picture book.

Monday, July 24, 10:30: Kristin Mutchler will share Eric Carle’s The Mixed-Up Chameleon and show the children how to make their own chameleon that changes colors.
Monday July 31, 10:30Jo Moore and Patricia Rochkind will introduce their creations Phillip and Phoebe, two hand-crafted phoebe chicks and the hand-illustrated story telling of their whimsical adventures. Meet the sweet chicks and listen to their story. Books and chicks available for purchase at the Library’s Silent Auction. (If you remember Sheldon and Sheila from last year, these are just as special.)
Monday, Aug. 7, 10:30:  Author Cindy O’Brien will share her stories “Can I Do It?” and “Agitated” and “Grandma’s Jewelry Box” and we will make bracelets.
Monday, Aug. 14, 10:30: our Miss Bev, one of our favorite presenters will share a fun story and craft.


⇒Chewonki Traveling Natural History Program: The owls of Maine


All ages are welcome to come and learn how amazing Maine’s owls are and to meet three live non-releasable specimens.

⇒Lego Club for Kids Ages 4 to Grade 5 on July 26, and will be open starting at 6:30 pm for the summer months

The August 23 Meeting will have Inventions as the theme.
Plans 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.

⇒Laura Bantley will share her book How Ladybug Bear Came to Maine

Local children’s author Laura Bantley will do a reading and book-signing of her book.  Ladybug Bear travels from a toy workshop in West Virginia to a gift shop in Michigan, and it seems no one wants her.  At last she is discovered and fins a perfect home in Maine. Copies will be available for purchase.



⇒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.

 The Library’s Summer Auction Runs Aug. 3 through Aug. 12, NOON

The Cary’s Silent Auction will launch with an  Opening Reception on Thursday Aug. 3., 5-7PM, serving wine and light hors d’oeuvres. The auction will be set up at the Cary Library’s Williams House, showcasing the lovely and varied donations that have arrived this year.  Many of our donations are estate items, and we are excited to auction off a number of fine old pieces from Wayne Village Pottery.  Hand-crafted needlework, framed art, china, pottery and many intriguing “attic treasures” from all over Wayne will make the display great fun to browse.  A children’s area will feature a sweet dollhouse and the “special edition” hand-made Phoebe and Phillip (phoebe chicks) and storybook to accompany them. There will be lots of buy-it-now items, some quirky, some one-of-a-kind.  Note the Kawartha 15′ Square Stern Canoe, complete with working engine, displayed on the front lawn.  And look for the pair of Red Sox/Yankee tickets for the Aug. 19 (7PM) game at Fenway.  Another fun offering will be the Two Night Stay in Gettysburg with guided tour of the Gettysburg Battlefield.

Auction hours will be during most hours when library is open. If you are planning to attend  the FOL’s Cary Festival & Lobster Roll Lunch on Sat. Aug. 5, the auction will be open 9-3 for your browsing pleasure. Bidding concludes on Saturday Aug. 12 at Noon.
Auction Hours:
Aug.5: 9-3
Aug.7: 9-1
Aug.8: 4-6
Aug.9: 1-7
Aug.10: 4-6
Aug.12; 9 until Closing bell at Noon

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

Presenting the Cary Library Lobster Roll Lunch, Bake & Book Sale -August 5th at the library and Williams House.  We have several activities planned for the day; both indoors and out.9 am is the 6th Annual Cary Memorial Library 5K Walk/Run

10-1:  BAKE SALE AND BOOK SALE: Wide selection of home baked deliciousness, some crafts and great selection of gently used books and collectibles as well.



10-1: QUILT RAFFLE TICKETS: Brand new gorgeous queen sized quilt made by local quilters on display.



10-1: CHILDREN’S CRAFT and STORY-Loon Theme: Children will enjoy this unique craft to bake and take home.  Grown-ups always have fun too!





lobster roll11:30-1: Delectable LOBSTER ROLL LUNCH, with chips, pickles, drinks and homemade blueberry cake, $18,00 or a chicken salad roll/or plate, $8.  And children’s option-PBJ, $5.00. “TO GO” lunches are available.   Rain location will be in the church’s Fellowship Hall.

⇒Mark Rochkind Presents Morocco: Land of Contrasts

The library will host summer resident Mark Rochkind, a regular summer presenter at the library. Journey with us to Morocco: Land of Contrasts, as Mark shares his stunning photography and insights from two visits to this intriguing African nation.

Williams House is fully accessible and the program is free.  All welcome.


⇒Brown Bag Book Club

Maine Mystery Writer Maureen Milliken will speak about her Bernie O’Shea series and share an excerpt. This will be more of an author presentation than our usual discussion format. All welcome to hear this interesting local author speak. Bring lunch and we’ll supply beverages.

⇒Meet An Author-Bernd Heinrich. Program at the Williams House


Bernd Heinrich, well known Maine author, will give an illustrated talk on his latest book One Wild Bird at a Time.  The talk will be followed by a reception featuring wine, hors d’oeuvres and desserts.

Bernd Heinrich  has written more than twenty  books and has taught at UC Berkeley, the University of Maine, the University of Vermont and UCLA.  His latest book,  a series of intimate studies of the birds who come to his cabin in the woods in Wilton, is illustrated with his beautiful sketches.  This program is free and open to the public, but seating is limited and  reservations are recommended.  For reservations or more information, call or email Jane Andrews  at 685 3754, .

Checks on Executive Power Presented by David Webbert and James Friedman. Program at the Williams House.

 David Webbert and James Friedman will discuss impeachment, criminal prosecution, civil rights claims, and other checks on executive power.  The program will be followed by a reception featuring wine, hors d’oeuvres and desserts.

David  Webbert, who lived in Wayne from 1990 to 2014, went to Harvard Law, clerked  for the DC federal court of appeals, and specializes in employment law, civil rights, and complex litigation. It is impossible to summarize his remarkable credentials in one sentence;  take a look at

James Friedman is a Professor of Law Emeritus at the University of Maine School of Law where he taught constitutional law, philosophy, and terrorism from 1980 to 2014. He received his JD from the University of Chicago. He focused on counter terrorism as a visiting professor at University College, Galway, and West Point , and as a visiting scholar at Hebrew University  in Jerusalem.  This program is free and open to the public, but seating is limited and  reservations are recommended.  For reservations or more information, call or email Jane Andrews  at 685 3754, .

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. Next blog will be in September.

Click here for the  June Blog

Send your review to:  Keep them crisp and brief.

On-Going Programs

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!

⇒Summer Reading Club Has Begun

Summer Reading Club Sign-Up is underway.  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. Summer Reading Club Deadline: All Reading logs need to be turned in prior to Labor Day.  Thank you to all the parents and grandparents who brought their kids to the library and helped them participate in the fun tradition–and keep their reading habit sharp! And a HUGE THANK YOU to Skip Strong and crew of Tubby’s for donating free ice creams to our young readers. 

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.