Free Wi-Fi is available inside and outside the library.  The PASSWORD can be obtained in the library.

Library Hours

DayOpenClose
Monday9:003:00
Tuesday2:007:00
Wednesday1:007:00
Thursday2:007:00
FridayCLOSED
Saturday9:003:00
SundayCLOSED

Digital Services

Access the Cary Memorial Library online.
Access Cloud Library.
Access Digital Maine Library.
Access Hoopla.
Access Maine InfoNet.
Access the Maine State Library.

For more information on how to access these services, please see our Digital Services page.

Upcoming Events and Activities

The
Gathering Place

In memory of their daughter, Emily
Jim Perkins and Theresa Kerchner

During the past three years, many outdoor gatherings have been held under the Cary Library’s white pop-up tents. Children, visitors, civic committees, and long-time library patrons have met under the tents and have appreciated being amidst the library gardens, visiting with one another, and enjoying the views of Androscoggin Lake.

In memory of their daughter Emily, Jim Perkins and Theresa Kerchner offered to raise funds to build a permanent outdoor structure to replace the temporary tents – a Gathering Place. This structure, built with Maine wood and stone and beautifully framed by sky and water, is a gift to the community from Emily’s family and friends and honors her love for her hometown of Wayne and her legacy as a writer, avid reader, and farmer.    

On June 9, the Cary Library Trustees and Jim and Theresa’s family and friends held a small dedication of the Gathering Place.  Jane and Stan Davis created a poignant video of  the program which is full of appreciation and warmth.  The video includes memories of Emily and a reading of her writing by her teachers and mentors.

See:https://youtu.be/07heUgFWWwE

Our sincerest thank you to everyone who donated  — we do hope that you will visit soon.

July 13, 2024
9:00 am to NOON

1st Saturdays at the
Williams House

Please note:  in July “First Saturday” will be held the second Saturday, July 13, 2024. 

Half price on all boutique items.

 A nice day with tables outside and in for you to visit, enjoy a coffee and a goodie from the amazing  brunch choices- croissants donated by the Apple Shed, quiches, cinnamon buns, variety of scones or coffee cake. Bookshelves FULL of books to browse and purchase  ($1 or 50 cents). Boutique has gems from vinyl to crystal, kitchenware to art, jewelry…or an ice auger! AND a half price table! Come explore and enjoy a visit.

The Alice in Wonderland room will be open. 

July 13, 2024
9:00 am until all sold

FOL
Pie Sale

Friends of the Library offer Wayne’s favorite Pie Sale. 

Indulge in a variety of delicious pies at the Friends of the Library Pie Sale hosted by the Cary Memorial Library.

Take a break from the heat and treat yourself and your loved ones to some mouthwatering pies. Located lakeside in Wayne, Maine, this event offers the perfect opportunity to relax and enjoy some sweet or savory treats.

Support the library while satisfying your sweet tooth by participating in this pie sale.

Whether you’re a fan of fruit pies, cream pies, or savory pies, there will be something for everyone to enjoy.

Pie boxes and tins are at the library for our pie and quiche bakers.

June 2024
until Labor Day

Kids Flexible Summer
Reading Program

Summer Reading Club Sign-Ups

Calling All Kids! When you read over the summer you can earn a free prize book and a free Tubby’s ice cream.

Pick up your Summer Reading Log during library hours and sign up or download your copy here.

Download a copy of the Reading Log

Our Summer Reading Club runs through Labor Day weekend. 

July and August
10:30 am

Mondays

with guest presenters

Weekly Story & Craft Time with some of our favorite retired teachers. They will bring a creative craft for kids to make or take.

Preschool kids are invited to share a story followed by a simple craft project.  

Monday, July 15

Deborah Emery will lead a program of a walk with Brody, the Bernese mountain dog, who has the remarkable ability to communicate with his wild animal friends. Learn to identify the similar-looking wild animals from the book’s beautiful illustrations and Brody’s conversations, and enjoy activities related to the book as well!

July 22, 2024
1:15 pm

Book Group
Monthly Event

We are doing a book group gathering a bit different this time.

Bring a Maine title to share with the group. We hope to have a variety of books and from the list maybe even find a few we will all read at a future date.

If you are interested in attending via Zoom, please contact Janet Adelberg at 685-3612.

July 26, 2024
10:00 am to 11:00 am

Chewonki presents
Owls of Maine

Join us as we welcome Chewonki and two of their animal ambassadors. They’ll be treating us to a program all about the sights, sounds, and textures of Owls! Families can explore through wings, skulls, talons, and a presentation, as well as two live owls!

Suggested for all ages; program packs a lot of cool information into one hour. 

August 7, 2024
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Mr. Drew and his Animals too!

 We are so excited to welcome Mr. Drew back. He’ll bring his menagerie!

Mr. Drew travels the state and beyond with an array of animals. He delights and teaches thousands of onlookers annually. He also has great fun with Q&A time, photo opportunities and hands on experiences.

Starting August 8, 2024
thru August 14, 2024

Cary’s Summer
Auction

Our best Summer Event. We will have a wonderful selection of curated items for locals and visitors alike. Starting with the Opening Reception, a chance to get the first quick peek at all the items while you raise a glass and enjoy a few bites. Bidding starts August 9 and the closing bell rings August 14.

  • Opening Reception August 8, 5-7 pm
  • August 9 thru August 12, 9 am-3pm
  • August 13, 2-7 pm
  • August 14, 10 am Bidding closes

August 10, 2024
5K Run-Walk-Stroll

Our event starts at 9:00 am Wayne Elementary School

Join us for the 12th annual Cary Memorial Library 5K 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. Day of race Registration begins at 8:15 AM at the Wayne Elementary School, with forms available on the library website –
https://www.cary-memorial.lib.me.us. Forms and (fees: Adults-$25, Kids-10) can be dropped off at the library or mailed to Cary Memorial Library, PO Box 127, Wayne 04284.

FMI: 685-3612 or
jadelbergcml@gmail.com

Liability Form Registration Form

August 19, 2024
10:00 am to 11:00 am

Chewonki presents
Mammals of Maine

See samples from our collection of skulls, study skins, and other specimens and learn how an animal’s characteristics, such as their teeth, feet, and fur serve as clues to understanding each mammal’s adaptations, niche, habitat, and the role it plays in the food web.

Suggested for grades 2 through adult

August 24, 2024
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Craig Grossi shares
Craig & Fred

The library is pleased to present a special program by the featured speaker from Wayne’s last Memorial Day Festivities.

Craig Grossi has written the book titled: A Marine, a Stray Dog, and How They Rescued Each Other.

This is the uplifting and unforgettable true story of a US marine, the stray dog he met on an Afghan battlefield, and how they saved each other and now travel America together, “spreading the message of stubborn positivity”.

Friends of the Library
Quilt Raffle

Our 2024 Offering
Maisy Daisy

New Sandwich Quilters of Wayne have completed their latest quilt, Maisy Daisy. 

Friends of the Library offer this quilt to support the library. Tickets are $2.00 each or 3 for $5.00.

The 2024 Friends of the Library Raffle Quilt is the 34th benefit quilt that the New Sandwich Quilters have made for Wayne’s Cary Memorial Library. It is machine pieced and quilted, and measures  88″ x 90″ (generous queen). The pattern is called Maisy Daisy. It is a string quilt, made with 1.5″  pieces of fabric from the  members of the group.  These fabrics, from group members past and present, mean that many memories are stitched into the quilt. 

The Friends of the Library will be selling raffle tickets ($2.00/each or 3/$5.00) up until the Holiday Stroll on December. 7, 2024. Purchase some tickets and support the work of these talented ladies as well as the Cary Memorial Library. And cross your fingers that you’ll be the lucky winner of Maisy Daisy. 

Tower Garden

Our 2024 Williams House
Community Offering

Check out the Tower Garden located on the Williams House patio. It is lush with a variety of lettuces just waiting to be picked and is intended for the community to enjoy. Please pick some so the plants will continue to flourish.  If it is a mature head of lettuce, take it all. Hope you’ll continue to visit as the offerings will continue to change over the summer. 

The Tower Garden was donated by Sara Morton in memory of her grandmother Priscilla Stevenson.

Alice Room

2024
Various Times

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Room.

A town treasure. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Room project is now complete. There are 17 art panels that have been refreshed, restored, and protected. You are invited to come for a visit.

  • 1st Saturdays 9:00-Noon
  • By Appointment

FOL
Open to anyone

Who loves Cary Memorial Join this remarkable group

Friends of the Library logo.

Join us for a lively feel good time. 

Upcoming Friends of the Library’s next projects are the Annual Pie Sale (July 13). Helping hands always welcome. The lastest quilt, Maisy Daisy is now on display for the 2024 Raffle Quilt. 

Occasional Dates
6:00 to 7:00 pm

Lego
Night

Lego night at Cary Memorial Library.

Calling all kids who enjoy creative projects. 

Kids who love to build with Legos are welcome to come build with their friends.  Join us for a story and snack, and then some creative fun.  Great for ages 4-gr. 5, more or less.  We provide all the Legos. 

See postings for next meeting

Pruning Pole

Now is the time to check your trees and bushes

Before the trees leaf out this Spring, just a reminder that the library has a pruning pole that can be borrowed.

The pole has clippers, not a blade (for safety reasons).

2024
Winter Readers’ Blog

Wayne Readers’ Recommendations

Find interesting reviews of books our community friends have enjoyed and want to recommend.  Newest Blog-February 2024

If you’d like to send in a review for the next reader’s Blog, simply email it to jadelbergcml@gmail.com

Selected Photos of Cary Library, Williams House, & Special Events

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Williams House

WH Front 2015

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Cary Memorial Library News

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