News and Events


Dear Patrons, It is with great difficulty that we made the decision to close the library to the public as a matter of public health and safety for our staff and community members. We know how many people depend on us. Staffers will continue to work as usual so that we can field your online requests for information, answer phone calls, and continue to develop our online services including access to the daily password for WiFi access. Our wifi is now open and no password is needed. Maine libraries have now been mandated to no longer lend library books based on the MSL and CDC recommendations for the safety of staff and our patrons. Please stay safe and know we all look forward to finding the end of this pandemic.

Remote Checkout starting Monday May 11th

Dear Patrons, we will start back up with remote checkout on Monday 5/11. Reserve by phone (532-1302), email ( or in your account bookbag through our online catalog ( All book returns go in our outside bookdrop so we can care for them safely. We are still closed to the public at this time. We miss you all and look forward to the time we can safely reopen.

Van delivery is still not operational so we can not borrow through Interlibrary loan

All items returned are disinfected and placed in quarantine for one week so it may happen that an item you request may not be immediately available but we will notify you once it becomes available.

Finding reliable information on Coronavirus

Coronavirus 2019--Keep up to date at Centers for Disease control and Prevention

Maine Poets

Gulf of Maine Books will post a poem a day, by Maine poets, from St. Patrick's Day - March 17, to April 30. to celebrate Maine's 200th birthday, to celebrate April's National Poetry Month, to celebrate all of the readings and events not happening, to reach out across social distancing and speak, hear, rest, and be kind.

The link for the poems will be:

Adult and Teen Coloring Boxes

Just in time for cold winter weather, the Cary Library has new fun and relaxing program to help wile away the shorter days. We now have adult and teen coloring pages complete with all coloring supplies. The teen area and the main reading area are setup with wooden boxes containing everything you need to relax and have fun, including material for origami making. Keep the page you color or the origami you create! We hope that this provides an activity that n individual, family, or working group of individuals might enjoy for together time and it's a great way to socialize. Please let us know how you like it. We received a grant from the Maine State Library Fund for the purpose of creating a quiet maker space. These grants to help libraries offer new programming come from funds that Maine citizens check as a voluntary contribution when filing Maine State income tax. We hope you enjoy this new program.

Great Book Group Reading Club

Great Books Reading Group will start discussions on some great reads again in the fall. If you would like to be part of the book group and be involved in choosing and discussions on chosen reads please join us!

The Cary Library Great Book group meets the 1st Friday of each month at 10:00. Fall dates and the books chosen are as follows:

Oct. 4th--Paris was the place by Susan Conley

Nov. 1st--After the eclipse by Sarah Perry

Dec. 6th--Island of the sea women by Lisa See

Jan 10th--The book of Essie by Meghan MacLean Weir

Feb 7th--Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris**** CANCELLED will be discussed at the March 6th meeting

Apr 3rd--Becoming Mrs Lewis by Patti Callahan

May 1st--There there by Tommy Orange

June 5th--Lost children archive by Valeria Luiselli

Lecture Series at the Cary Library

Cancelled at this time!

The Center for Global Humanities Seminar Series introduces you to some of the greatest challenges humanity faces today.

Cary Library will host the streamed lectures during UNE's 11th anniversary from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m starting March 11th.

March 11th Native Science: the Indigenous Mind Rising by Gregory Cajete

March 17th Dreaming of a Hemisphere Without Walls and Borders by Paul Ortiz- Cancelled

March 18th The City: Sensed, Imagined and Realized by Tim Wallace- Cancelled

April 7th Blood Libel in America by Edward Berenson

April 8th Acknowledging Black Trauma and Its National Effects by Francoise Hamlin

May 5th American Democracy and the Electoral College by Robert Alexander

Story and Craft Time Program

All activities at this time are cancelled. We will let you know when we can resume.

Craft and Story Time at the Cary Library. Children of all ages are welcome!

Every Wednesday afternoon from 3:00-4:00

Beginning Sept 18th 2019 and runs until May 20th 2020

Tiny Tot Time

Program Date to be Announced

The Cary Library will begin an eight week early literacy program, “Tiny Tots Time” every Wednesday from 10 to 10:30. Tiny Tots will start again in the spring April 1st to May 20th. Our goal is to enhance the Storytime experience for young learners, ages 2-to-4, by building essential early language and literacy skills and encouraging social and emotional development. Using high-quality picture books, music, puppets and fingerplay, Our children's Librarian Hayley will help the children enjoy literacy-rich, hands-on experiences at the library. For more information or to sign up please call 207-532-1302.

Lego Club

The Cary Library is pleased to announce the launch of a another Lego program which runs the second Tuesday afternoon of each month, from 3:00 to 4:00 in addition to our Saturday group that runs from 10:00 to 11:00. Lego Quest is for ages 7 and up. A theme will be chosen and Lego group members will be challenged to build something related to the theme. All Legos will be provided and space is limited. The next Saturday Lego group meeting is Saturday March 14th from 10:00 to 11:00. Our Tuesday group will meet March 10th at 3:00. Please call Hayley at 532-1302 to reserve a spot and become part of the Cary Library Lego group.