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How to Cope After Death of Child in Sudden Accident Subject of Wiscasset Library Talk

A phone call from a highway patrol dispatcher is a call no parent ever wants to receive. It could mean a son or daughter has been injured or killed in an accident. Michelle Peele, former resident of Wiscasset and presently living in Alna, received that very call. Michelle finds herself on a grief journey that she knows will last a lifetime.

In this informative and emotional talk, Wednesday April 26 at the Wiscasset Library at 5:00 p.m., Michelle will talk candidly about her journey.

She will describe the details of the accident that took her daughter’s life, while explaining how she worked her way back to the “land of the living.”

Michelle will speak, answer questions and reach out to people who may be suffering or are walking in a fog of grief. She will speak about her book “Glimpses of God.” An added benefit will be an open discussion of organ donation and its importance. April is Organ Donor Awareness Month and falls into this narrative well.

This will be a very personal and loving talk that could change and enrich your life and the lives of others.

The library is located at 21 High Street in Wiscasset. This talk is sponsored by The Friends of the Wiscasset Library.

Town Talk continues

The Talking continues at the Wiscasset Public Library on Wednesday April 19 at 3:00. This next Town Talk will be a recalling of stories of personalities often referred to as “local characters”. Many of these folks left us with fond and sometimes humorous memories of their times living here in the Wiscasset area. Come share and contribute with others this intriguing bit of the past.

The March Town Talk was an informative discussion of the Wiscasset Fire Society. Pictures, books and stories helped to shed light on this centuries old organization that was started by a group of businessmen to provide fire protection for their properties. The organization and some of the historical equipment still exists. There is much more to learn.

Town Talk takes place on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 3:00 in the Wiscasset Public Library’s Fiction Room. Come join in the Town Talk.

Email from Friends

The Friends of Wiscasset Public Library would like to keep you informed with a copy of our bi-monthly newsletter and information on upcoming programs and events.

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MILS is here!

WPL staff and trustees are happy to announce that the Library has joined MILS circulation system.

What does that mean for patrons? Visit our card catalog to see the Wiscasset Public Library collection. Click on view all and see the collections of all 10 libraries on MILS. If a patron wants to borrow from the other libraries, sign into your account and request the item be sent to Wiscasset for you. Interlibrary loans just got very easy. After signing into MILS, you can also check your record, see what you have checked out and renew items.

Come in and ask a librarian to help you learn the new system. It is very exciting to be able to offer so many items and options to the patrons.

Important Notice to Download users on Overdrive

The Download Library is moving to the cloudLibrary on March 1, 2017!

On March 1, 2017, the Maine InfoNet Download Library will be moving to a brand new e-book and e-Audiobook platform called cloudLibrary. This will replace the Overdrive platform being used now.

Our current system, managed by Overdrive, will be turned off on February 28, 2017 and the cloudLibrary will be launched the very next day, March 1, 2017.

Once the system is live on March 1st, simply download the app for your device by going to: or go to and follow the links to login via your library.

With this transition to the cloudLibrary the Download Library will continue to offer readers nearly all of the current collection of over 10,000 digital titles that are already in the Download Library plus new titles and additional copies of popular titles.

The cloudLibrary will offer patrons an App-based user experience that makes it easier to download eBooks and e-Audiobooks. The cloudLibrary App highlights the best and freshest titles in our collection, and also allows for patron customization.

Users of Kindle devices should be advised that the Kindle Fire works with the cloudLibrary, but e-ink Kindles do not.

Below are some important dates for you to know, a list of Questions & Answers, and other helpful information.

Dates to Remember Last Day for Overdrive: February 28, 2017 Launch of the Maine InfoNet cloudLibrary: March 1, 2017

Important Questions & Answers:

How do I use the new cloudLibrary system?

The cloudLibrary system is best experienced through the cloudLibrary App. Simply go to and follow the directions!

You can download the app, called cloudLibrary, in the Playstore for Android devices, the App Store for Apple/ iOS devices, and the Windows Store for Windows devices. For Kindle Fire devices go to and click on the “available on Kindle Fire” link on the right side of the page.

You can also access the cloudLibrary system using a browser by going to and logging in by selecting your library from the list provided and logging in with your library card.

What if I check out an e-book in Overdrive on February 27, how many days do I have to read?

You will have one day to read the e-book because all checkouts made through Overdrive will expire February 28th, 2017.

How much time will I have to listen to an e-Audiobook if I check it out on February 27th?

On most devices you will have one day to listen to the e-audiobook because all checkouts made through Overdrive will expire February 28th, 2017.

Will my current checkouts in Overdrive transfer to the new system on March 1st?

Checkouts that exist in Overdrive on February 28 will not transfer to the new system. However, on March 1st you can check out or place a hold on titles using the new cloudLibrary app.

Will my holds transfer to the new system?

Holds will not transfer to the new system. You should place a new hold in the cloudLibrary by downloading the app and logging in on March 1st.

I requested a title to be purchased in Overdrive. Will that transfer to the new system?

Patron requests to purchase a title(s) will not transfer to the new system. You may want to place your new request in cloudLibrary on March 1st.

What devices are compatible with the cloudLibrary app?

What devices work

    • Tablets
    • Laptops
    • Smart Phones
    • Nook readers
    • Kobo eReaders
    • KindleFire
    • Desktop computers
    • Iphones, Ipads, Ipod Touch
    • What devices do not work:
    • eInk Kindles
    • Ipods
    • Mp3 players that do not support appsUnfortunately, no. Amazon does not support the ePub format used by the cloudLibrary platform.The cloudLibrary support site is located at: There you can download a cloudLibrary User Guide, watch how-to videos or search for other help topics.Maine InfoNet and the Maine InfoNet Board of Directors are continuously looking for opportunities to provide better services at a better value for Maine libraries. The existing Download Library received regular criticism that the system was too difficult to use. The cloudLibrary is app-based and has a simpler process to check out and download titles. Libraries in Maine that have offered both systems say the cloudLibrary is much easier for library patrons to use. Additionally, the cloudLibrary will allow more Maine Libraries to participate in the Maine InfoNet Download Library. Under the old platform, many types of libraries were not allowed to participate due to limitations imposed by Overdrive. Now, by switching to the new cloudLibrary, any library wishing to participate will be allowed to join. Allowing more libraries to join and participate in the Download Library translates directly into more people in Maine reading and more content being purchased – a great thing for all of us.
    • Why is this switch being made?
    • How can I get help once the cloudLibrary goes live on March 1st?
    • Will I be able to use my Kindle eInk reader?

Any Time Story Time with Joan

Any Time Story Time with Joan. Any time that Joan is on duty is a great time to bring in your children to hear a story, sing a song or create a project. Every Story Time is different. Joan will have some books and a craft ready.

If you are concerned about Joan’s hours, call the Library at 207-882-7161 and we can supply you with her schedule for the week.