Events and News

Story Hour is the second Saturday of each month, September through April and the third Saturday in May.

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Thursday Craft and Reading Hour


Do you like to knit, crochet or want to learn to how? Need some help with a project? Just want an hour to chat or work on your craft?


Come to the library each Thursday at 1:00 PM to enjoy an hour or so of crafting.  Any crafter is welcome to join us as we discuss our projects and the books that we are reading.Come join the fun, discuss books, learn a craft or show your work!

Left: Thirty Atwood showed Tammy Worcester  tatting books when demonstrating the art of tatting! Patience is required but the work is beautiful!  

Monthly Events

Lap story hour for babies and toddlers at 11:30 am on the third Tuesday of each month from September
through May

Bake Sales at Ye Ole General store on the third Saturday of the month from 9:00 to 2:00 -  October and November and January through April. 

Annual Events


  • Annual Book and Plant Sale: Second Friday and Saturday of May

  • Summer Read Program:  

  • Carmel Days: Last weekend in September - Enjoy our home-made pies!

  • Community Tree Lighting: Come enjoy an evening out with the Simpson Memorial Library and the Carmel Historical Society on the first Sunday in December.  Community Tree lighting at 4:00 PM, 8 Plymouth Rd, Carmel. Events include caroling and a luminary walk to the Paul Haskell House.  Refreshments are served after the tree lighting.

  • December is Book Amnesty Month!  If your books are over due, all fines will be forgiven if the book is returned along with a donation of non-perishable food.  All food is donated to a local food bank. Help the Library by returning the books so others may read them and help your neighbors as well.

Upcoming Events

Baby Story Hour: is held the third Tuesday of each month at 11:30 at the Library beginning September 20.

Bake Sale:  Next bake sale at Ye Ole General - Resume the 3rd Sat. of Oct.

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Carmel Days: Thank you for your support in 2017.  See you in 2018 the last weekend of September.

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Ms. Becky helps Flat Lillia visit the

children's section of the library. She came from Naples, Italy, thanks to Brian and Cherie Carroll's granddaughter.

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8 Plymouth Road (Route 69)

Carmel, ME 04419


Tuesday  11am – 7pm
Thursday  11am – 7pm
Saturday  9am – 1pm

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