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     Built in 1805 for the Lincoln and Kennebec Bank , the brick structure sits among the other beautiful, historic buildings on High Street, Wiscasset. In 1929, the building was purchased by a committee of generous donors and given to the Wiscasset Public Library, the successor of the Wiscasset Social Library which was founded in 1799.

 

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 The main entrance into the library is through a door on the addition.      The Adult Circulation room holds the online card catalogs, public internet access, and the librarians' workstations.   New and recent books, purchased within the last 12 months, reside in one room for those patrons who are mainly interested in only the newest releases. Large print books are also in this room.
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     Mystery and science fiction books wait in the hall for their chance to visit patron's homes.

 

     The spacious Fiction Room with its comfortable seating and warm homelike atmosphere is a wonderful place to spend either a few minutes selecting a book or a few hours reading.

 

     The Fiction Room also has some work spaces at roomy tables and desks to relax with the newspapers.  The current issues are located here for easy access.
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     Non-fiction collection, housed in the 1979 addition, covers everything under the sun: Maine collection, computers, finance, gardening, health, cooking, travel, history and much more.    A large table waits between non-fiction and reference to hold the heavy books used in many research projects.      When you want "just the facts", Reference is the place to go. 
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Periodicals are located in the non-fiction area.  Current issues are on the front of the racks.  Older issues are behind the shelves.      The Biography collection is situated upstairs in the front of the building. Hundreds of stories sit on the shelves, waiting to share the lives of others with those who want to learn.      Donated in the memory of Crosby Hodgman, a Stair Glide stairway lift chair has been installed on the stairway to the second floor to aid in access to the art room, biography and genealogy sections.

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revised July, 2010