The Digital Maine Library provides every Maine resident with access to online resources that includes a collection of full text articles and abstracts from magazines, newspapers, journals and reference. It also provides students, business people, public library patrons, and higher education students and educators the ability to use online learning tools, according to its webpage.

To access the library, visit

The following area libraries now offering more services, some open:

Dr. Shaw Memorial Library, 344 Pond Road, in Mount Vernon, opened for curbside service June 6 with pick up time from 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays. Patrons need to email or call in requests before 10 a.m. the Wednesday before. To find materials of interest on the library’s shelves, search the catalog by title, author, or keyword/subject at drshawlibrary.orgPlease practice social distancing and only send one person to pick up materials. As always, materials are checked out for two weeks and can be returned anytime in the book drop by the main entrance. Let the library staff know if help is needed to pick up or deliver books. They have made arrangements with Neighbors Driving Neighbors to provide this service during its Saturday curbside hours; 207-293-2565, [email protected],

Gardiner Public Library, 152 Water St., Gardiner, once again welcomes patrons inside from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. People can now enter the building at the rear entrance for the adult library area. For full guidelines, see their website or call 207-582-3312. Public computers, printing and restrooms are not available at this time. Masks are absolutely mandatory. Those who cannot wear a mask, staff will help you at the pick-up window.The Children’s Room will be open, by appointment only, beginning the week of Aug. 31. Each appointment will be for one family at a time, with a maximum of seven people per family. The Community Archives Room opened by appointment only beginning Aug. 10; 207-582-6890, [email protected],

Hartland Public Library, 16 Mill St., Hartland, patrons can schedule an appointment by phone, email, or Facebook message to enter the library on Tuesdays and Fridays for 30 minutes from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Masks are required and social distancing 6-feet apart will be followed. There will be no computer use, or faxing, copying, and printing services at this time. All returns should still be made through the book drop to the left of the door as you enter. Curbside is still available on Tuesdays and Fridays as well for those who prefer to do curbside; [email protected],


Lithgow Public Library, 45 Winthrop St., Augusta, “Imagine Your Story” Summer Reading 2020 underway. The program is for all ages, including children who are read to by adults. The goal is to complete 16 hours of reading between now and Aug. 15. Collect badges for every hour read and activities completed. Children who accomplish their reading goal of 16 hours will win a paperback book. Register, track reading, and find out about the library’s virtual programs at For assistance, reach out to [email protected] or call 207-626-2415. Upcoming events:
• Thursdays in August at 10 a.m. | Treehouse Storytelling Show from Antonio Rocha
Join Rocha for geographical activities and a new folk tale each week in August. A new episode of the Treehouse Storytelling Show will premier on our Facebook at and YouTube playlists at every Thursday morning at 10 a.m. For more information, contact 207-626-2415

Livermore Public Library, 22 Church St., Livermore, is now open from 1 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays; [email protected],

Oakland Public Library, 18 Church St., Oakland, is now open. Patrons can check out books, magazines and movies. Computers are available as well. Hand sanitizers will be available upon entering the library as well at the service desks. Masks that cover the nose and mouth must be worn. The library will limit visits to 30 minutes, and patrons must observe 6-foot physical distancing. Also, there will be a five-item limit on loans. The library will be open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesdays, and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays; 207-465-7533, [email protected][email protected] or

The Palermo Community Library began Phase 2 of reopening during the COVID-19 pandemic by opening to the public while continuing curbside pickup. The Board of Trustees worked hard behind the scenes to make the library as safe as possible by installing Plexiglas hygiene barriers, providing a deep thorough cleaning of the library’s interior, and creating policies following the guidelines of the Maine State Library and Maine CDC that will protect the health of its staff and patrons. The library has purchased a Maine State Park Pass to ensure all of its community members have access to the great outdoors during this pandemic. The park pass may be borrowed by library patrons, 18 and older, to visit state parks. It admits occupants of up to a 17-passenger vehicle to day-use facilities of select Maine State Parks and Historic Sites. The Park Pass may be borrowed for a three-day checkout limit; it cannot be renewed nor reserved. For more information, visit Library hours are from 10 a.m. to noon Mondays, 3 to 5 p.m. Thursdays and 10 a.m. to noon Saturdays. The library is located at 2789 Route 3. For more information, call 207-993-6088, email [email protected] or visit

Vose Library, 392 Common Road, Union, virtual programming is offered every Wednesday with Story Time and Crafts with Kristin Gould from 11 a.m. to noon for first- through third-graders and Discovering Nature Journaling with UMaine 4H presenter Kathryn Jensen from 10 to 10:45 a.m. for fourth- through seventh-graders. To register and to arrange for curbside pickup to obtain a welcome packet and/or craft and journaling materials, call the library at 207-785-4733. Vose Library is located at 392 Common Road. For more information, visit or Facebook Vose Library, Union, ME.

Winslow Public Library, 136 Halifax St., Winslow, signup under way for summer reading program “Imagine Your Story” for children and teens through an online survey at on the library’s website, or by calling or emailing. Trackers will be emailed to participants who sign up online. Also, online story times 10 a.m. Tuesdays, weekly children’s yoga course starting Friday, June 29, Choose Your Own Adventure Interactive Read Aloud live stream 3 p.m. Thursdays during the summer, and for junior high and high school students online food challenges and virtual gaming events. Check the library’s website, Instagram, and Facebook pages for the most up-to-date information on programs and events or call 207-872-1978, [email protected],



The following area libraries also provide online tools:

Abbott Memorial Library, 1 Church St., Dexter, l[email protected],,

Albion Public Library, 18 Main St, Albion,

Andover Public Library, 46 Church St., Andover, andove[email protected].us,

Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St, Auburn, Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St., Auburn, [email protected],


Bethel Library, 5 Broad St., Bethel, [email protected],,

Bingham Union Library, 297 Main St., Bingham, [email protected]

Bridge Academy Public Library, 44 Middle Road, Dresden, [email protected],

Brown Memorial Library, 53 Railroad St., Clinton, [email protected],

Canaan Public Library, 22 Hinckley Road, Canaan,

Carrabassett Valley Public Library, 3209 Carrabassett Drive, Carrabassett Valley, [email protected],


Cary Memorial Library, 17 Old Winthrop Road, Wayne,

Charlotte Hobbes Memorial Library, 227 Main St., Lovell,

Bingham Union Library, South Main St., Solon, [email protected]

Farmington Public Library, 117 Academy St., Farmington, [email protected],

Gibbs Library, 40 Old Union Road, Washington, [email protected],

Hubbard Free Library, 115 Second St., Hallowell, [email protected],,,,,


Issac F. Umberhine Public Library, 164 Main St No. 3, Richmond, [email protected],

Jay-Niles Memorial Library, 983 Main St., North Jay, [email protected],

Julia Adams Morse Memorial Library, 105 Main St., Greene, 946-5544,

Lawrence Public Library, 33 Lawrence Ave., Fairfield, [email protected],

Lewiston Public Library, 200 Lisbon St., Lewiston,  [email protected],,

Liberty Library, 59 Main St., Liberty, [email protected],


Madison Public Library, 12 Old Point Ave., Madison, [email protected],

Mildred Stevens Williams Memorial Library, 2916 Sennebec Road, Appleton, 785-5656,,

New Portland Community Library, 899 River Road, New Portland, 628-6561, [email protected],

Newport Public Library & Historical Society Museum, aka Newport Cultural Center, 154 Main St., Newport, [email protected],

Norway Memorial Library, 258 Main St., Norway, [email protected],

Paris Public Library, 37 Market Square, South Paris,,


Phillips Public Library, Main Street, Phillips,

Rangeley Public Library, 7 Lake St., Rangeley, [email protected],

Readfield Public Library, 1151 Main St., Readfield, [email protected], cloudLibrary, Online Catalog for Readfield Community Library,

Riker Memorial Library & Community House, 1211 Maine St., Poland,

Rumford Public Library, 56 Rumford Ave., Rumford, [email protected],

Skowhegan Free Public Library, 9 Elm St., Skowhegan, [email protected],


South China Public Library, Jones Road, South China, [email protected],

Stewart Free Library, 8 Levi Stewart Drive, Corinna, [email protected]

Stewart Public Library, 37 Elm St., North Anson,,

Treat Memorial Library, 56 Main St., Livermore Falls,

Turner Public Library, 98 Matthews Way, Turner, [email protected],

Underwood Memorial Library, 2006 Main St., Fayette, [email protected],


Waterville Public Library, 73 Elm St., Waterville, [email protected],,

West Paris Public Library, 226 Main St., West Paris,

Winthrop Public Library, 39 Bowdoin St., Winthrop, [email protected], Bailey At Home.

Wiscasset Public Library, 21 High St., Wiscasset, [email protected],


This is a partial listing of area libraries, to be included in this listing, email [email protected].

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