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. 

Starting Thursday, August 11 thru August 17, 2022

SATURDAY, August 13, 2022 9:00 am

Join us for the 10th annual Cary Memorial Library 5K on Sat. August 13 at 9AM. Runners, walkers, strollers, and leashed pets are all welcome! The gently rolling course starts and ends at the Wayne Elementary School, with familiar landmarks along the way including the Ladd Center, the General Store, Memorial Park, Cobbies, and of course the library. First place male and female finishers will receive a prize, and all children will receive a Tubby’s voucher. Registration begins at 8:15 at the Wayne Elementary School, with forms below. Forms and fees ($15/adult, $5/kid) can be dropped off at the library or mailed to Cary Memorial Library, PO Box 127, Wayne 04284. FMI: 685-3612 or

SUNDAY, August 14, 2022, 4:00 pm

Pray the pandemic does not preclude hugs.  We have missed each other too much!

For more information email David Moreau at

or call the library at 207-685-3612

MONDAY, August 15, 2022 10:30 am

MONDAY, August 15, 2022 1:30 pm

Join us under the outdoor tent, weather permitting.

Share a favorite book.  Possibly one we might like to choose for discussion?  Or just one you loved or that moved you. Please plan to contribute a title or two. 

SUNDAY, August 19, 2022 thru August 21, 2022

SUNDAY, August 28, 2022 4:00 pm

Community Conversations on Immigration

As a follow up to last summer’s Community Conversations on Race, end with the author of our book discussion session. Wayne Community Church and the library are presenting this joint program in person on the library lawn AND via zoom at church with Pastor Angela coordinating.

Meet a Maine author as we bring Cynthia Anderson to Wayne to discuss her book:  Home Now: How 6000 Refugees Transformed An American Town.  

MONDAY , August 29, 2022 6:00 PM

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.

Saturday, September 3, 2022. 9:00 am to Noon

FIRST SATURDAY AT THE CARY LIBRARY’S WILLIAMS HOUSE, August 6th,  9 AM – NOON.  Please drop by and enjoy some homemade brunch goodies including scones, quiche, muffins and more-To Go is also available.

Outdoor seating and racks of books to browse, or come inside for more books-many children’s books, games, puzzles; lots of boutique shopping including a wooden watch, glass sailboat, parrot, kitchen & bakeware ware, art, vintage linens,

SATURDAY, June 18, 2022 until September

We plan our traditional summer reading club and hope your kids (toddler up through Middle Schooler) will take part. We make it work for every reading level and every length of your Wayne stay.

Sign up at the library and receive your Reading Log.

Reading Log Participants

Summer Readers claiming their prizes for books and a treat from Tubby’s Ice Cream.

 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.

Friends of the Library

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Upcoming Events:

The unveiling of the 2022 New Sandwich Raffle Quilt

 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 May 2022 Blog.

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