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 This year four  fresh young faces from NYC, CA, CT, and VT arrived with rakes in hand to join in the library's fall cleanup. Chewonki's Semester School students offer a variety of services to the community as part of the school's Community Service Days.  At quitting time, their van was full and brimming over with leaves and the library grounds were on the way to bracing for the winter months ahead.

 Throughout the spring and summer maintenance of the Children's Garden and the Monarch Way Station falls to the Community Projects volunteers of the Garden Club of Wiscasset.  On October 14th, the entire membership will rally to prepare the gardens for whatever Mother Nature is preparing to bring this way.

 Next to appear on Oct. 19th, 2015 will be the rakes and wheel barrows of the Library Board of Trustees, Friend's of the Library, and a few hearty members of the garden club back for another round. There shouldn't be a leaf left when this "triple threat" finishes.


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The Garden Club of Wiscasset Brightens the Library and the Community

 Every summer, beautiful floral displays grace the front desk of the Wiscasset Public Library.  Tuesdays begin with a fresh delivery from the Garden Club of Wiscasset's members. Library patrons look forward to the new arrangement, each with a style and beauty all its own. A stroll around the library grounds offers a view of the Children's Garden and a sharp eye might catch sight of a visiting monarch butterfly at the club's Certified Monarch Way Station.

 In addition to its work at the Wiscasset Public Library, members of the Garden Club of Wiscasset use their skills to contribute to Wiscasset's title as "The Prettiest Village in Maine." In partnership with Historic New England, the club plants and maintains gardens at Wiscasset's Nickels-Sortwell House, and when spring appears, natives and visitors can enjoy cheerful petunias on the triangles throughout the village.  Further afield the club plants and maintains gardens at the Pownalborough Court House as well as the Serenity Garden at the Cancer Treatment Center in Bath.

 The Garden Club of Wiscasset welcomes both beginners and experienced gardeners.  The next meeting is Thursday, September 3rd at 12:30 in the Fellowship Hall of the First Congregational Church.  The program is - Wild Birds from Wind Over Wings Rehabilitation Center. 

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Book Sale Bargains at Wiscasset Public Library

Secondhand Prose, the Wiscasset Public Library's Friends operated used book sale room is open all summer.
We have perfect beach reading materials. A wide variety of bargains are available: from novels to classics and much more. Shelves are filled with  biographies,  cookbooks, books on gardening, travel, history, art and animals. We also have a special section of children's books.
In addition there are books-on-CD, music CDs, vinyl and DVDs. Featured this month is a large collection of classical music.
The room now has a space to sit and read. A table and chairs make it a cozy place to visit for those who are visiting for the summer or those looking for the perfect gift.
The room is staffed every Tuesday and Thursday from 10:00 until 4:00 if assistance is needed. The room is also open during library hours.


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When you buy, Amazon donates!

Looking for a way to contribute to Wiscasset Public Library? Want to do it at absolutely no cost to you? It is really easy if you are an Amazon customer.

 AmazonSmile is a simple way for you to support Wiscasset Public Library every time you shop. Log in to your account at and find the same prices on a vast selection of items, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to your favorite charitable organization.

 Items that are eligible will be marked  “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on their product detail pages

 On your first visit to AmazonSmile, select Wiscasset Public Library to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. Amazon will remember your selection and then every eligible purchase you make on AmazonSmile will result in a donation.

 The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases. The purchase price is the amount paid for the item minus any rebates and excluding shipping & handling, gift-wrapping fees, taxes, or service charges.

 Thank you for your generous support.

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Secondhand Prose Used Book Sale

Secondhand Prose Used Book Sale has something for everyone. Friends of Wiscasset Public Library stock the room with items in good condition and in all genres. Come in and take a look. Pricing is easy; hard covers  $2, trade paperbacks $1, mass market paperbacks fifty cents and all audio and video $1 each. Clean, affordable and always something of interest for all.
The Friends plan to staff the room during the summer, but Library staff are available to complete the sale when Friends are not present.

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EBooks and Audiobook Downloads Available at Wiscasset Public Library

 Wiscasset Public Library is pleased to announce that eBooks and audiobooks are now available to download by patrons via the Maine InfoNet Download Library located online at 

Approximately 2,000 books spanning best-selling Fiction, Non-Fiction, Young Adult and Children's content are now available through Maine InfoNet as downloadable eBooks. This is in addition to the ever-growing collection of downloadable audiobooks also available at the site, currently totaling over 1800 books. 

The eBook collection is made possible through a grant from the Davis Family Foundation and through contributions from participating libraries from across the state.  By working together, libraries have been able to collaborate to offer a cutting-edge service that would not have been economically feasible otherwise. 

Also known as “digital books”, eBooks are books that can be read on a computer screen or with portable e-reader devices, such as the Sony Reader, the Kobo and the Nook. The eBooks available from Maine InfoNet are also compatible with most computers, laptops and netbooks, and should soon work with the popular Apple iPad as well as Droid based smartphones.  The eBooks available through this system are unfortunately not supported by the Amazon Kindle.  Detailed information on which devices work with eBooks in this collection is posted on the Download Library web site. 

To access eBooks or audiobooks, patrons may log in by selecting the name of their participating library and entering his or her library card number from that library. There is a “Quick Start Guide” that explains how to get started downloading.  For more information, please contact Wiscasset Public Library.

Maine InfoNet is a collaborative of academic, public, school, and special libraries that provides leadership in resource sharing, promotes cost effective solutions for quality library information services, and supports the cultural, educational, and economic development of Maine.


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Second Hand Prose sells used books

    Weeding! at this time of year?  Of course, not the garden.  We have been weeding the collection.  Second Hand Rose Used Book Store is full of books newly removed from the collection.  There are many great mystery stories and many more general fiction novels waiting to be purchased.  This is a great opportunity to expand your personal book collection at terrific prices.  Come into the library and see what the book sale has to offer. 




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revised January, 2016