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Upcoming programs and events

InterLibrary Loans Reopen at WPL

It’s official. Interlibrary Loan reopens on Monday July 13! Many libraries, including Wiscasset Public Library, have agreed to start the process. WPL staff are excited to be able to bring this back for you.
Remember, this is the leading edge of start-up. Not all libraries nor their collections are available. Please be patient. If you are having any trouble at all placing your request, call us at 207-882-7161 or email and we will help you.

WPL Closes in Interest of Public Health and Safety

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:

2020 Board of Trustees

2020 Wiscasset Board of Trustees

Front row: Betsy Kyle, Linda Belmont and Tracy Joyce. Back row: Greg Uthoff (Secretary), Sherri Dunbar, Richard Litz (President), Sally Gemmill (Vice President), Sandra Crehore, Linda Bleile, Cheryl Rust and Tom Boudin (Treasurer).


Friends of WPL book group changes.

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


Friends December Book Share

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 November Book Share

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.

September book shares from the Friends

Friends of WPL met in September to share interesting titles. Recommended for reading are:
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
With Love, Wherever You Are by Dandi Daley MacKall, All the Light You Cannot See  by Anthony Doerr, Irena’s Children by Tilar Mazzeo, The Hare with Amber Eyes by Edmund de Waal and Hotel Pastis by Peter Mayle.