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

Library Hours


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

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.


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

Starting June 22
ending June 29

Library Summer
Book Sale

At the Williams House-14 Old Winthrop Road, Wayne

Gently Used collection of Fiction, Non-Fiction, Children’s, Maine focus, and Classics for you to choose from.

  • June 22 9am to 3pm. $1.00 per book
  • June 24 10am to Noon. $2.00 per bag
  • June 26 3pm to 5pm. $2.00 per bag
  • June 29 10 am to Noon. $2.00 per bag

Special Offers 

We have a huge box of Dr. No books: 50 cents each on June 22nd or make an offer for the whole box. We have boxes and bags filled with books by the authors listed below. On June 22nd, books by these authors will be specially priced at 50 cents each: 

Maeve Binchey, Sophie Kinsella, Tom Clancy, Stephen Lawhead, Patricia Cornwall, Robert Ludlum, Clive Cussler, Debbie Macomber, Diana Galbaldon, Susan Mallory, John Grisham, James Patterson, Kristin Hannah, Danielle Steel, and Jan Karon. 

All mass market paperbacks (small “pocket paperbacks”) will also be 50 cents each on June 22nd.

Now is the time to pick up some good reads for the summer.

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. 

Starting July 1, 2024

Mondays at 10:30 am

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.  

July 1, 2024 (update)
1:15 pm

Book Group
Monthly Event

Our Missing Hearts is at its core a parable about the wages of fear, how it can lead to bigotry, racism and institutionalized hatred . . . elevated, mythic . . . depicting the workings of control and domination throughout a culture and a nation . . . The notion of the accidental warrior is one of the many generous and compassionate aspects of Ng’s story—the idea that there is something brave in everyone—if only it can be reached.” The Washington Post

Borrowing copies available at the library.

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

July 6, 2024
9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Strawberry Festival

Join us for our 5th Annual Strawberry Festival in Wayne Village, Wayne Maine. Stevenson’s Strawberries, Artisans & Crafters, Food Trucks, Live Music, Kid’s Activities, Non-profits, the awesome Cardboard Boat Race and so much more…!!

The library will have a booth at the Festival showing off our wonderful quilt. Raffle tickets available. Stop by and visit awhile.

July 8
10:15 am

Meet a Children’s Author Sarah Frautten

Wake Up! Movge, Rustle, Scurry. It’s Morning in Maine so hurry, HURRY!

This children’s book was written by a local resident, of Winthrop, Sara Frautten and her granddaughters. Sara will be at our library to read her book and provide a fun follow up crafter after.

Please join us and find out how animals in Maine start their day.

Sara will have hardcover books available for purchase at $20.00. Come grab an autographed copy and enjoy the adventure with Maine animals.

July 8
6:30 to 8:30 pm

Summer Program with Eric Doucette

 We are delighted to host new Wayne resident Eric Doucette.  Eric Doucette is State Botanist for the Maine Natural Areas Program and president of the Josselyn Botanical Society. He  will present on Native plants for pollinator gardens. Eric will focus on regionally appropriate perennials and shrubs to attract and sustain native pollinators. All welcome. 

(Image is  Asclepias incarnata var. pulchra )

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.

Start the month of June with a visit to the Williams House. Shop the boutique which is filled with fun, beautiful and interesting items.  Come early and be among the first to obtain some great things at half price.

Enjoy a cup of coffee or tea and a delicious scone, a piece of quiche or some other baked goodie.  Browse the many shelves of books. We look forward to your visit.

The Alice in Wonderland room will be open. 

July 13, 2024
9:00 am until all sold

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.

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
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.

August 10
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 – 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

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

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. 

Alice Room

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

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 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).

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

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


Williams House

WH Front 2015


Cary Memorial Library News

Hoopla Binge Pass.

Hallmark Movies Now BingePass available on Hoopla

Seamlessly stream stories with heart with the Hallmark Movies Now BingePass on hoopla! Enjoy your favorite feel-good films and series for free with your library card!

The Hallmark Movies Now BingePass on hoopla gives you unlimited access to the entire Hallmark Movies Now on-demand library. Curl up with top-rated series like When Calls the HeartChesapeake ShoresThe Way Home and more!