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.           

Friends of the Library


Great eye-catchers, perfect small items to add Holiday Cheer

We are excited to share our love of the library and looking for new members to join us.

Quilt Raffle ticket are now available at the library. Drawing on December 4th.

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.


THURSDAY, November 25, 2021

The library will be closed today. We will reopen on Saturday, November 27 at 9 am.

SATURDAY, December 4, 2021 6:00 pm

FOL 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 at 1:00 pm.

Preschool Storytime – CANNON FREE LIBRARY

Story Time

If you would like to bring your little one for a story, reach out to Janet for an appointment on either Monday mornings or Wednesday afternoons. In the interest of safety we are keeping things minimal (i.e no groups) for the time being. (Library 685-3612)  

MONDAY, December 13, 2021 6:00 pm

Wayne Library Monthly Board Meetings

Any member of the Wayne Library Association is welcome to attend. We are currently meeting via Zoom. Please contact Janet for digital invitation.

MONDAY, January 10, 2022 1:30 pm

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.

Lab Girl will be our November selection.

“I loved this book: its absorbing back-and-forth story, its vivid “Lab Girl by Hope Jahren is a beautifully written memoir about the life of a woman in science, a brilliant friendship, and the profundity of trees. Terrific.” —Barack Obama

 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 during First Saturdays.  Programming and rentals are available.

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.