News and Events

Upcoming 2017 Library Events


The Talk continues!

Town Talk on Wednesday June 21 at 3:00.

A program offered by the Friends of the Wiscasset Public Library

The sharing of:

Stories, History, Remembrances and Myths of Wiscasset.

Wiscasset Public Library’s Fiction Room.

Come join the Talk Every 3rd Wednesday of the month.


 “Build a Better World” 2017 Summer Reading Programs for Children

June 20 – July 7: Registration for Summer Reading Program and pick up your start-up information.

June 27 at 10:00am: Marigold planting with Wiscasset Garden Club at WPL.

July 11 at 10:30am: Matt Loosigian – Sing, Play, Dance along with magical, funny songs about ecology at WPL.

July 18 at 10:30am: Wind Over Wings brings magnificent wildlife birds to WPL.

July 26 at 10:30am: Castle Tucker Family Day – Story Time and Summer Games for the family at Castle Tucker. Pick up your event ticket at the Library before going to Castle Tucker for the event.

August 9 at 10:00am: Chewonki Foundation presents their BBW “Biomimicry” program at WPL.

August 10: Last day to submit reading logs to complete program.

August 11: Winners’ names drawn and notified about their prizes.

Important Note: Pre-registration is required for all programs. Visit the Library or call 207-882-7161 to add your name tot he program lists.


Friends of Wiscasset Library Planning Fourth Bands for Books Fundraiser in September

For the fourth year, Friends of the Wiscasset Public Library are planning a fun-filled evening to raise money for the Library. The Bands for Books event this year will take place on Sunday September 3 from 5-7 p.m. at Seafield Farm, a lovely and picturesque property in Wiscasset owned by Katharine Martin-Savage.

The event will feature live music by the Salty Dogs, with dancing encouraged. Sarah’s Café will provide food and a cash bar, and Leavitt and Parris of Portland and Marianmade Farm of Wiscasset will provide a large tent under which many of the festivities will take place. There will also be a raffle for a number of wonderful items including a sculpture, flower arrangements, a case of wine, and an airplane ride over coastal Maine.

Three area banks with branches in Wiscasset, First National, Camden National and First Federal Savings, are sponsoring the event along with Ames Hardware, Levitt and Parris and Ideal PortaJohns.  Other sponsors include Jenn Spaur and Katherine Martin-Savage.

The event committee chaired by Michelle Peele, includes Kate Curran, Cynthia Davis, Judy Flanagan, Katherine Martin-Savage, Wendy Ross, Jenn Spaur, Crissy Swartz, and Linda Winterberg.

The September party is the Friends of the Library’s largest event of the year and all of the proceeds go to the Wiscasset Library. Former contributions have been used for new lighting, a remodeled Used Book Room, and for upgrades in heating, air conditioning and carpeting. The Friends of the Library supports summer reading programs, as well as informative community programs and a book study group.

So, mark your calendars, get ready to have some fun, and take home some wonderful raffle items while helping the library.

For more information call Michelle Peele after 5 p.m. on 207-687-8212


Spring Book Sale and Ice Cream Social Scheduled at Wiscasset Library

The Friends of the Wiscasset Library will be holding a Spring Book sale on Saturday June 10 from noon until 3 p.m. The event will be held in the recently renovated Used Book Room on the lower level of the library, and weather permitting on the brick patio outside the room.

Buy a hardback book for $2 and get an ice cream treat for free, buy two books get two treats. This is an opportunity to provide summer reading for you and your kids, and it is also a fun activity for parents and grandparents to participate in with their children and grandchildren.

In addition to many types of adult reading, the Used Book Room has a collection of children’s books.

The easiest way to get to the Used Book Room is to walk along the brick path leading to it on the lower level of the library grounds.

The patio and sidewalk were built with funds donated by Library Trustees as a way to encourage more people to visit the Used Book Room, but also as a way to raise money for the library. Patrons can order inscribed bricks with names or sayings on them to replace the ordinary bricks. The inscribed bricks are a lasting legacy to loved ones or pets. The library buys the inscribed bricks at a discount, thus raising funds from each order. The deadline for this year’s order is May 31. Order forms are available at the library.


2017 Friends meeting
Regular meetings of the Friends will be held on  Monday of January 9, March 13, May 8, July 10, September 11 and November 13. Refreshments served at 9:30 am and meeting held at 10 am.