PATRONS MAY ENTER DURING OUR REGULAR HOURS,
TUE. & THU. 11 TO 7 & SAT. 9 TO 1.
MASKS ARE REQUIRED FOR ALL DUE TO CURRENT COVID SPREAD IN PENOBSCOT COUNTY. MASKS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE LIBRARY. . HOPE TO SEE YOU SOON!
THANK YOU TO ALL WHO SUPPORTED THE LIBRARY AND THE OTHER ORGANIZATIONS IN CARMEL AT CARMEL DAYS!
Next Bake Sale at Ye Ole General: October 9 , 2021
CRAFT GROUP MEETS AT LIBRARY EVERY THURSDAY AT 1PM. KNITTING, CROCHETING AND OTHER CRAFTS. BRING YOUR OWN PROJECT FOR FUN, COLLABORATION AND SOCIALIZATION. ALL ARE WELCOME!!
STORIES FOR CHILDREN SERIES
CLICK THE BOOK TO HEAR AND SEE THE STORY BEING READ.
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CURBSIDE PICK-UP SERVICE AVAILABLE AT THE LIBRARY
CALL THE LIBRARY AT 848-7145, EMAIL email@example.com , OR FACEBOOK MESSAGE VIA OUR FACEBOOK SITE TO REQUEST BOOKS. YOU CAN LEAVE A MESSAGE.
A REMINDER: WIFI IS AVAILABLE 24/7 IN THE LIBRARY PARKING LOT. PLEASE USE SAFELY.
Need a book or a movie?
Call the library at 848-7145 to
arrange a delivery.
Now available: downloadable audio and eBooks. See catalog.
Pilcrow Foundation Grant 2021
The Simpson Memorial Library is proud to announce that it has received a 2021 grant from the Pilcrow Foundation’s Children’s Book Project. This year our library was one of only two libraries in New England to receive this award.
The Pilcrow Foundation provides a 2-to-1 match to rural public library grant recipients who contribute $200-$400 through local sponsors. Hosting a plant, bake and book sale, Carmel Community Bakers, Ye Ole General Store, and Benevolent Lodge #87 all worked together to raise the maximum amount of $400, qualifying the library to receive up to $1200 worth (at retail value) of 72 new, quality, hardcover children’s books. In addition, 23 Science and Math books were donated by private donors associated with the Foundation
Check out our Youth page for Spotlights on individual books!
More information available here
Bates College Diverse Book Finder Grant
Simpson Memorial Library has received a $300 Library Grant from the Bates College Diverse BookFinder, in partnership with the Brooks Foundation and Maine Humanities Council. Working with Bates College, we selected multiple new picture books for our diverse book collection.
A Pilcrow Book
Diverse Book Finder Book
Some of the Bates College Grant books.
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ANNUAL BOOK AND PLANT SALE
The annual book and plant sale is held the second Friday and Saturday of May. Donations are accepted year round.
DOWNLOADING FREE E-BOOKS and AUDIO BOOKS
The Library now offers patrons access to free downloadable books at Maine InfoNet. See catalog page ("read more"}for details.
CHECK OUT GREAT BOOKS
Want to see what books are being reviewed for awards? Click to check out the Maine Readers Advisor website.
Proud of our Past ~ Building our Future
The Campaign for Simpson Memorial Library
Proud of Our Past ~ Building Our Future is a capital campaign that supports the construction of a new addition and renovations to the existing library building located on Plymouth Road in
Construction is complete!. See pictures and read more on the Building page.