About the Library

Mission

Cary Library strives to be a cultural and intellectual center for our community. Our mission is to strengthen our community by enhancing and contributing to individual knowledge and experiences, literacy development and lifelong learning through print, electronic resources, cultural activities, programs and services.


 
 
 

Hours of Operation

 Monday    9:00am to 5:00pm
 Tuesday  9:00am to 5:00pm
 Wednesday  9:00am to 5:00pm
 Thursday  9:00am to 8:00pm
 Friday  9:00am to 5:00pm
 Saturday  9:00am to 1:00pm
 Sunday  (closed)

Library Staff

        Library Director, Linda Faucher
        Youth Services Librarian/Inter-library Loan, Shelley Murchie
        Youth Services/Library Assistant, Susan Bickford
        Circulation/Adult Services, Donna Meek
        Office Manager, Barbara Ek

Cary Library Board of Trustees

        Trustees are elected to staggered, five-year terms by the citizens of Houlton during municipal elections held each November.  The five
        members of the Library Board establish library policies and oversee the management of the Library's Endowment fund.

        Trustees

        Iva Sussman, Chair 
        Forrest Barnes, Treasurer
        Gary Hagan, Secretary
        Leigh Cummings Jr.
        Lauren Fitzpatrick

Collection

The Cary Library offers a wide variety of materials. We offer over 55,000 volumes, including over 800 large print titles and nearly 1,400 audio CD) titles.  We also have over 1,700 Video and DVD titles and subscribe to nearly 90 periodicals.  Books are arranged according to the Dewey Decimal System. Audio and video media are numerically numbered according to acquisition.  Books, periodicals and audio materials circulate for two weeks, and may be renewed.  Fines for late books and audio materials are five cents per item, per day.  Videos circulate for two days free, and may be renewed.  Fines for videos accumulate at $1.00 per video, per day.  If you have difficulty finding an item, our staff are happy to assist you.

Special Collections

In addition to the basic fiction, nonfiction and reference categories of titles that we offer to our patrons, we have many smaller collections of materials grouped by subject, reading level, or material. These special collections include:
  • A Children's Library for our younger readers
  • An extensive Genealogy Room with many unique local resources and a new microfilm machine with PC that can save attachments as pdf or email.
  • A large Maine Collection with a selection of non-fiction and biographies covering Maine and Aroostook County
  • A collection covering Maine rivers, watershed information and watershed management, donated by Maine Rivers
  • A selection of LARGE PRINT books
  • Audio Books for those on the go
  • Videos and DVDs for young and old alike
  • Compact Discs of many musical selections
  • Reading interest groups of fiction including:  Recent arrivals/ Bestseller selection and Paperbacks
  • Picturing America: reproductions of great American art