Welcome to Wayne’s Cary Memorial Library


As we move into summer 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. 

Join the Wayne Community Church and the Cary Memorial Library

for a summer program of

Community Conversations on Race.

Our June and July sessions will take place via ZOOM in the Wayne Community Church and also outdoors (socially distanced) under a tent. The August program will be outdoors.

June 17, 7:00 pm

We begin our journey with a book appropriate for ages 12 and up: “Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You” by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi.

July 15, 7:00 pm

Then, we step up to examine what it means to be white in our country with: “Waking Up White” by Debby Irving.

August 19, 6:30 pm

We are fortunate to be joined by author Abdi Nor Iftin who comes to share his memoir with us: “Call Me American,” and his experience as an immigrant from Somalia now living in Portland, Maine.

Thanks to a generous grant from the United Methodist Foundation of New England, FREE copies of the books will be available FOR YOU TO KEEP through the Cary Memorial Library in the month prior to each session. For more information or to request a book, call (685-3612) or email ( To receive a ZOOM invitation, call (685-3505) or email (

Our kids have made it through a challenging year. Now they can read for pure fun. We’ve got the books, and as is our tradition, we’ll reward them with a free book and a free ice cream cone from Tubby’s.  Thank you Stacy Cobb and her new team for supporting our readers! Kids should come pick up a reading log and set their reading goal (varies by age) to get started.  Questions? Ask the librarian. Ages baby through middle school eligible.

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 the first week of December.

 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!  Looking forward to safer pandemic reports to once again gather on First Saturdays.  The Alice in Wonderland Room also open by appointment and will be open on First Saturdays when we resume.  Programming and rentals will be advertised when it is safe to do so.  

MONDAY, June 28, 2021 6:00 pm

Wayne Library Association Monthly Meeting

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

MONDAYS, July 12,  to August 9 2021 10:30 am

July 12 : Deborah Emery (Pigs in the Mud) 

July 19: Susie Gravel, former Wayne Elementary kindergarten teacher will plan a fun story and activity

July 26: Cindy O’Brien, Summer friend Cindy, musician teacher and author will have fun in store

Aug. 2:  Summer friend, Patti Lawson, will share Pretzel and will bring special guest Gizmo the dachshund

Aug. 9: Retired Pooh Bear teacher Miss Bev will share a story and activity about BEES. 

Craft supplies provided for everyone. Come join the summer fun at the library.

SATURDAY, July 17, 2021 9:00am to Noon

We are shaking up our 1st and making it OUR 3rd Saturday this July!

THIRD SATURDAY this month only:  BRUNCH, BOOKS and BOUTIQUE. We welcome you to browse for books in all 3 rooms ($1 hardcover, .50 for paperbacks) and we hope to have a full book cart outdoors as well. Browse for treasures in the boutique (new items arrive weekly) or enjoy home-baked brunch items, packed TO GO or tables will be available outside-weather permitting.  We will have a variety of scones, cinnamon buns, savory breakfast muffins, coffee and tea. Safety precautions will be in place, masks required.  We look forward to gathering safely and seeing our neighbors after this very long winter.  


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.

A New Feature-Our Gardens—showing off some of the hard work done by volunteers. More pictures will be added as the season goes on.

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 April 2021 Blog.