The public is invited to join the Friends of the Library​ for their 7th Annual Memorial Day Book and Bake Sale on Monday, May 30th from 9 AM to 12 PM. The sale will be located on the front porch and lawn of the Newport Cultural Center (NCC) at 154 Main Street in Newport. Donations of books in good condition are still being accepted ​and may be placed in the plastic box at the NCC library entry by Thursday, May 26th. All proceeds from the sale will benefit the NCC. The Newport Cultural Center Friends of the Library’s mission is to encourage literacy through support of the community library. They are a 501 (c) (3) public charity. The Friends support library programs, raise funds for special purposes, volunteer, promote and advocate for community and town funding of the library, and support the freedom of individuals to read what they wish.

Members of the NCC Friends of the Library prepare for their book sale from left to right are Jane Briggs, Daryl Lynn Prosser, Maureen Scott, Debbie Ferrell, Sylvia Milholovich, Chris Fowler, Victoria Lane and Pam McKinley.

The Friends of the Library continue to hold writer’s contests for both adults and children each year. The largest expenditure each year is for the summer children’s programs, but the group also contributes to many other programs at NCC.
Farm Day will be held on Friday, May 27th at 10 AM. There will be a journey down on the farm during story time. Join the group for stories, a craft and a snack all with a farm animal theme. Come and meet baby animals from the Pony Express Zoo and have an opportunity to pet and feed baby goats, miniature horses, miniature donkey, bunnies plus more. The event will be located at the Newport Cultural Center on 154 Main Street in Newport.
The Sangerville Public Library has been awarded $500 from the Rose and Samuel Rudman Library Trust Fund for new books to enhance the summer reading program, which will be taking place from Monday, June 13th through Friday, August 5th. The theme will be: “On Your Mark, Get Set, Read!” The summer reading program will be at two levels: Ages 5 to 8 - Parents as Reading Partners and ages 9 to 13 - Independent Readers. Participate in reading books to win prizes. For more information stop by the library at 1 Town Hall Avenue in Sangerville on Monday and Tuesdays from 12 to 5 PM, Thursdays from 2 to 7 PM and Fridays from 11 AM to 4 PM. For more information contact 876-3491 or email the librarian at


Tired of the humdrum selection of greeting cards at the local drug store? Maybe making your own one-of-a-kind greeting card for that special friend or family member would be a better option. Beginning on Wednesday, June 1st, Betsy Dorman has offered time to teach a beginner card making class at the library. Classes will be held twice monthly on the first and third Wednesday of each month at 10:30 AM. Space is limited, so participants must pre-register for each class as soon as possible. There will be a charge of $5 per person for materials for each class. Participants will have a choice of cards and select two cards to make at each lesson. The library is located at 1 Church Street in Dexter. For more information or to register for the class contact 924-7292.
The Stewart Free Library has announed that beginning on Saturday, May 28th the library will be closed on Saturdays during the summer. The Children’s Story Hour will be moved to Tuesdays from 11 AM to 12 PM. The Stewart Free Library is located at 8 Levi Stewart Drive in Corinna.
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