Welcome to Wayne’s Cary Memorial Library


Photo by Cynthia Pelliccia

Welcome to Wayne’s Cary Memorial Library.  Please note our hours on the banner above.  Scroll down to find out about our summer happenings for young and old alike.  For questions email:  or phone 207 685-3612.

As of July 2022, masking is optional. Please don’t visit the library if you feel unwell. We do have masks if you’d like one. The library is not not usually crowded but it doesn’t hurt to maintain a bit of social distance when you can. 

SATURDAY, October 1, 2022 9:00 am to Noon

FIRST SATURDAY AT THE CARY LIBRARY’S WILLIAMS HOUSE, Please drop by and enjoy some homemade brunch goodies including scones, quiche, muffins and more-To Go is also available.

We will be set up outdoors and indoors; feel free to call ahead for brunch items To Go. Looking forward to a fun, beautiful day. 

Last chance to purchase currently displayed Christmas items at half price. The Alice Room will be open to enchant you as it has enchanted so many this summer.

SATURDAY October 1, 2022 at Noon

Friends of the Library

Please join us for our Fall Planning Meeting . Bring a brown bag lunch and we’ll provide water and cider. We’ll have a brief meeting to review our events this past year, as well as the budget, and we’ll look at plans going forward. After the business meeting, Co-Chair Jo Moore is offering to do a very fun (and easy!)  brown-bag star craft for those interested. (Ingenious and festive!)   We’ll meet at the library, lower level. 

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Attached is a photo of our lovely raffle quilt displayed on a new traveling quilt rack made by Jim DiRenzo. Thanks to all of you who helped out selling raffle tickets, proceeds now stand at $880.00

SUNDAY, October 2, 2022 3:00 PM

Cary Memorial Library Presents

an afternoon of poetry from Maine Poets. All are welcome.

Cary Memorial Library presents two experienced, engaging, gracious and thought-provoking Maine poets – Dawn Potter and Gary Lawless.

As usual, the event is free, all listeners are welcome and adventure of the spirit is guaranteed!

Dawn is a legendary blogger and the creative director of the Frost Place Studio Sessions. She was a finalist for the 2020 National Poetry Series.  Her newest book of poems Accidental Hymn is the ninth book she has authored or edited.  She lives in Portland with her husband, the photographer Tom Birtwistle.

With his partner Beth Leonard, Gary is the longtime owner of Gulf of Maine Books in Brunswick.  He plays bass, studied with Gary Snyder, has an honorary doctorate from the University of Southern Maine, and is a popular poet in Italy. His new book, How the Stones Came to Venice, is his 16th.

MONDAY, October 17, 2022 1:15 PM

Join us for a friendly discussion of The Sentence. We will meet in the library and on line. If you are interested in joining by Zoom, contact information is available from Janet at 207/685-3512.

Bring your lunch

In this New York Times bestselling novel, Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award–winning author Louise Erdrich creates a wickedly funny ghost story, a tale of passion, of a complex marriage, and of a woman’s relentless errors.

MONDAY, October 24, 2022 6:30 PM

We are looking forward to sharing news of our happenings of the past year with all Wayne Library Association Members. Please join us in this annual celebration. Lower Level at the library.

 As Mika asks her father to hold each and every one of her found treasures, he, in turn, urges her to be a big girl and only carry what she is able to. With every step and stumble, Mika finds both the wonders and treasures of nature, and the ability to pick herself up after a fall. But the true discovery for both daughter and parent comes at the end, when they both realize a true treasure is a hand to hold.
Hoopla | Cold Spring Harbor Library

Cary’s Library’s HOOPLA IS LIVE!: Exciting News if you enjoy streaming/downloading  Movies, Music, eBooks, Audiobooks and Comics:  We are going live with our Hoopla account as of now. Their content is pretty amazing–over 1.1 million items, most available instantly. Download the Hoopla app for your devices with Google Play store or your Apps Store . The website is: if you are using a desktop. 
You will need to “create an account” using your email and a password you choose. You will see libraries listed–select Cary Memorial Library, Wayne, ME and then you’ll be asked for your patron number. REQUEST your barcode by sending an email to or stop by the library to get your number. After your account is set up, you will only need your email and password to use Hoopla.
We will be sharing lots of promotional materials soon. Please reach out to Janet for assistance. Hoopla is said to be super easy to use so we hope you’ll enjoy this new service. Our use limit is 5 “borrows” per month per patron.  This is a Free Service available to all Cary Memorial Library patrons.

Thanks to all the who have donated puzzles. We have refreshed the library collection–come see what’s new. 

Do you want a Compost Bin?

Free Compost Buckets Offered by Wayne Solid Waste & Recycling Committee:  We are partnering with the Wayne Solid Waste and Recycling Committee  to help spread the word about composting. Did you know the average citizen produces 150-200 lbs. of food waste each year?  View the very informative 38 minute educational video featuring Mark King of the Maine DEP and learn about simple steps you can take to reduce food waste. Thanks to the team’s grant, we’ll have a supply of tabletop/under counter compost buckets to distribute for your own composting or to take to the Transfer Station.  The link for the video:

We are happy to share pictures of our grounds over the summer and fall 2022. Here are a few of the early flowers. More to come.

Monthly Board Meeting

Any Cary Memorial Library Member is invited to join the board at our meetings. Please contact Janet for Zoom connection if we are meeting on-line.

 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 2022 Blog.

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