Used Book Store Announcement

Because of space limitations the Friends of the Library have made the following changes to their policy for accepting used books.  Please be considerate and follow this policy when considering material for the store:

Space constraints force the Friends of the Library to request that donations include only gently used books, DVDs, CDs, and that all items be in saleable condition.  The Book Store cannot store, display or sell old textbooks, dictionaries or torn, soiled or musty books, all of which need to go to the dump. Pre-2005 travel guides, atlases or textbooks are also too space consuming and no one has purchased an encyclopedia in years.  With a heavy heart these must also be consigned to the dump.

If you have a collection you feel is worthwhile, please check the internet for these organizations: "", ""and "" as well as "", all of which purport to accept, even collect used books. In the meantime, come to the Book Store and buy! buy! buy! and free up space for more donations to come

Thank you for your generosity and cooperation!
The Friends of the Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library

Position Available

The Library is seeking a qualified person as Assistant Library Director.  Applications will be received until the position is filled.  Please send a cover letter and resume to:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  For a full job description click here.

Upcoming Programs


July Artist of the Month: Ronald Salter

As a plein air painter of landscapes and seascapes, Salter finds his favorite motifs in rural New England, especially in the Boothbay region in Maine, where he spends his summers. He is a former member of the Winchester Art Association and current member of the Boothbay Region Art Foundation.  Salter says, “When people ask me why I paint, I may simply say that it is one of the most pleasurable, challenging and rewarding activities I can imagine.” Salter’s summer studio at Ocean Point, Salter Lane (Wall Street), East Boothbay, ME 04544, with numerous paintings on display, can be visited by appointment. Call (207) 633-4016 or email him at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


boy-in-movie-theaterCelebrate the summer with our new Fun Family Movie Series!

  • Thursday, June 25, 2 - 3:30 p.m.: Nim's Island  - Bring your favorite stuffed animal friend to share in this island adventure and we'll supply some tropical snacks!
  • Thursday, July 17th, 2 - 3:30 p.m.: Ratatouille
  • Thursday, August 7th, 2 - 3:30 p.m.: Heaven is for Real


 For upcoming childrens programs in July see our Children's Page or click here for our events poster:

New Summer Groups!

TRI-CountyTri County Literacy Group, July 11, 18, 25, 2015, 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Are you new to the country?  Would you like to learn English as a second language and/or discover more about our country? Do you know someone who would? Tri County Literacy Group will meet for the summer on Saturdays during July and August at BHML. For more information, call (207) 443-6384.


MeditationMeditation Group, July 8, 15, 22, 29, 2015, 7:15 - 8:15 p.m.

Need some tranquility? Join the summer meditation group in July and August led by Andrew Twaddle, an experienced meditator who has been sitting with Show Me Dharma for 13 years and whose teachers have been in the lineage of Ajahn Cha, a Thai forest monk in the Theravadan tradition. Experience in walking and sitting meditation will be shared as well as guidance for beginners.  This will be a low-key practice with minimal instruction and involving about a half hour of silent sitting with occasional short talks on aspects of practice which is open to discussion and revision by the group.  The public is welcomed to attend.  Please contact Andrew Twaddle at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   for more information or to enroll.

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"Libraries are the mainstays of democracy. The first thing dictators do when taking over a country is close all the libraries, because libraries are full of ideas and differences of opinion, all the things we say we want in a free and open society. So keep 'em, fund 'em, embrace and cherish 'em".  Author David Baldacci (2014)

Upcoming Events

Fri Jul 31 @10:00AM - 10:45PM
Children's Story Hour
Sat Aug 01 @10:00AM - 10:45PM
Children's Story Hour
Tue Aug 04 @ 6:00PM
Boothbay Region Writers' Group
Fri Aug 07 @10:00AM - 10:45PM
Children's Story Hour
Sat Aug 08 @10:00AM - 10:45PM
Children's Story Hour

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