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. 

2023 Loon Calendars

Many Thanks to Lauren and Michael O’Malley for their calendar designs.

Perfect Christmas gift for all who enjoy scenes of Wayne.

$12 each or 2 for $20.

SATURDAY, December 3, 2022 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Here comes the December First Saturday.  And it’s the Annual Holiday Stroll in Wayne. Stroll on over to the Williams House across the street from the Cary Memorial Library to shop our unique gifts.  We have Christmas items, jewelry, vintage items, table ware, children’s games and books. Pause for a cup of coffee and a scone or a bun or have a piece of quiche. We’ll be open until 1 p.m. The Alice in Wonderland Room will be open.

A Quiche Lunch will be offered during the stroll.

MONDAY, December 12, 2022 1:15 PM

Join us for a friendly discussion of An Elderly Lady Is Up To No Good by Helene Tursten. 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.

“A juicy dose of senior justice. The book is pure fun.”
—Kirkus Reviews

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Halloween Tree: Stop in to see Jo Moore’s cute display of candy filled ghosts ($1.00 ea) and mini boxed French Confection toffees ($1.00 ea)  Great for teacher gifts, etc

Here is 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 $1000.

Tickets are $2 each or 5 for $3. The winning ticket will be drawn during Wayne Stroll this December.

Friends of the Library

During our Fall Planning Meeting we reviewed our recent projects and now planning for Wayne Stroll. Contact Jo or MT for more information; 685-3612.

November Bonus Borrows

Bonus Borrows are back! Patrons can access these audiobook, eBook, comics, and video titles from hoopla Instant without using their borrows, and at no cost to libraries.

From November 1-30, patrons can Dive into a New Series or choose from hundreds of titles in themes including The Classics, Characters Kids Love, Killer Drama, Importance of Family, Merry & Bright, Sci-Fi & Fantasy, and more.

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.

 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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