It’s that time of year again. The winds will howl, the snow will fall and the roads will become treacherous.
The Library closes during extended and/or extreme weather events so make sure we are open before you come. Library closures will be posted to the public at the following places:
WGME Channel 8 and
To the Wiscasset Public Library community,
Following public health guidelines, we are closing the Library until further notice. The current threat from the pandemic is too severe to be ignored.
We will continue to watch as events unfold and make decisions on reopening when it is safe to do so. We are intent on doing what is best and safest for our patrons and staff.
- If you have items checked out, please, keep them until we reopen. We do not charge late fees and all libraries understand that there is no way to return their items at this time.
- There will be no interlibrary loans processed until the Library can reopen.
- We will be monitoring the email and telephone messages. Leave a message and a librarian will get back to you as soon as possible.
- The Library will not be accepting any donations until after the pandemic has run its full course and public safety is no longer at risk.
- We will keep you updated via social media, our website and news articles. Programs and services will be rescheduled to the best of our ability.
- Take advantage of the Digital Maine Library for your information needs.
- Use the Maine Downloadable Cloud Library for free e-books and audio books.
See the following sites for reliable information:
Elevation by Stephen King
The Ice at the End of the World: An Epic Journey into Greenland’s Buried Past and Our Perilous Future by Jon Gertner
Insurrection at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue by Rob Tenery
Overstory by Richard Powers
Panchinko by Min Jin Lee
Station Eleven by Emily ST. John Mandel
The Friends of the Wiscasset Public Library Book Discussion group has made a change for the 2020 season. We will be meeting on each third Thursday of the month at 10:15 in the Fiction Room. We meet in the Fiction Room at the library every month.
On Thursday, January 16 we will be discussing One Goal by Amy Bass. This book is a non-fiction story of how the Lewiston High School overcame all odds to win the state soccer championship.
Please consider joining us this year. If anyone wants to be on the Book Discussion Email List, please let me know at email@example.com.
At their December book share the Friends of WPL recommened :
Dasher by Matt Tavares
Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult
The Library Book by Susan Orlean
The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson
Victory: an Island Tale by Joseph Conrad
It is always fun to see what others are reading. Thank you to the Friends for telling us about these interesting titles.
Friends of Wiscasset Public Library Recommend
At the November book share meeting, the Friends recommended several titles.
John Boyne’s The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
Barry Lopez’s Arctic Dream
Heather Morris’s Cilka’s Journey
Mary Alice Monroe’s The Butterfly’s Daughter
Jojo Moyes’ The Giver of Stars
Ivan Turgenev’s Father & Sons
This group meets at the Library on the third Friday of each month at 10:15 a.m. Why not stop in and share some of your favorite book titles with everyone? The next meeting is on 20. Look forward to seeing you there.