Welcome to Wayne’s Cary Memorial Library


As we move into fall 2021 we remain open with Covid-19 Safety practices in place. Please plan a quick visit in and out, or call (685-3612) or email ( to arrange a Porch Pick-Up. Any questions–please reach out to the librarian. 

Psst-want a great Christmas gift suggestion? The 2022 loon calendar photographed on Wayne’s Pocasset Lake by Lauren and Michael O’Malley is now available at the library. $12. each or 2 for $20.00.           

New to the Library Campus—STORYWALK

 We will be setting up our first StoryWalk, also known as a Storybook Trail, around the lawn at the Williams House. Our first featured book is At One In a Place Called Maine by Lynn Plourde (Islandport Press).  Start at the first station near the driveway and move from post to post as you follow the pages.  The StoryWalk® concept was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and was developed with the help of Rachel Senechal, Kellogg-Hubbard Library. 

Thanks to Jeannie Burnett for help making it all happen;  thanks to Doug Stevenson for constructing and painting the panels and posts; and thanks to Dave Petell for pacing out and setting it all up. 

At One will stay up for a few weeks.   We’re looking forward to swapping out new stories in the future. Let us know how you like it! 

We caught a couple StoryWalk adventurers experiencing the new trail. A copy of the book is available at the library too.


Starting MONDAY, September 13, 2021 10:30 am

Preschool Storytime – CANNON FREE LIBRARY

Monday Mornings Story Time

Join us for a story time for the preschool set.

We man adjust the timing of this weekly event based on feedback from parents/caregivers.

If you are interested in this program, please chat with Janet, 685-3612.

Outside under the tent while weather permits

Wayne Library Association Annual Meeting

 All members are welcome and encouraged to attend. Please email Janet at the library with any questions.  

MONDAY, October 25, 2021 7:00 pm

MONDAY, November 15, 2021 1:30 pm

 The Williams House is currently open by appointment for anyone wishing to browse Boutique items, or the 3 rooms of books for sale, $1.00 hardcover/50 cents paperbacks. Call Holly, 685-9005 or Cindy 685-4235–we are happy to open up for you!   The Alice in Wonderland Room also open by appointment and are open on First Saturdays.  Programming and rentals are available.

For the present we are meeting via Zoom. Please contact the librarian for sign in code. The library will usually have a few copies of each book to lend.

Orphan Train will be our November selection.

“I loved this book: its absorbing back-and-forth story, its vivid history, its eminently loveable characters. ORPHAN TRAIN wrecked my heart and made me glad to be literate.” — Monica Wood

Library Quilt Raffle for 2021: What a wonderful way to celebrate 2021. Tickets available at the library or call 685-3612.

16 Patch. Queen size quilt made by the New Sandwich Quilters is now on display in the library. Raffle tickets are available at $2.00 each or 3 for $5.00. The winning ticket will be drawn December 4, 2021.

Wayne Business Map

New and now available at the library

The library has collaborated with the Town of Wayne to create  a beautiful 11″ x 17″ full color map of Wayne featuring art designed by Hallowell artist Jen Cart. To view a digital version of this map and a Wayne Business Directory visit:   Thanks to Margot Gyorgy for coordinating this project.  Copies available at the library with suggested donation of $2.00.

Wayne Readers’ Book Blog

Wayne Reader’s Blog: The next edition will be compiled later this winter, so there’s still time to contribute. Please send along your brief reviews of books that have piqued your interest–for better or worse. The variety of your blurbs is what makes the Reader’s Blog fun. Email your reviews to me.  Click here for the September 2021 Blog.