The parking lot drop box is open.

  • Black and white copies are 10 cents per page/side. Color copies are 25 cents per page/side.
  • Outgoing faxing is 50 cents per page, incoming faxing is 25 cents per page, and scanning is free.
  • Passes to Maine Wildlife Park, Portland Museum of Art, and Maine State Parks are available to those with a valid Norway Memorial Library card. Please stop by the reference desk for more information.
  • The library has wireless that is available 24/7 and does not require a password.
  • Maine Voter Registration Applications are available at the Reference Desk. This properly completed application must be received by the town registrar 21 days or more before Election Day, Tuesday, November 3, 2020. If less than 21 days before an election, you must register in person.

258 Main Street Norway, Maine 04268

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Learning and Leisure for Life

Mon., Tues., Fri. 10-5
Wednesday 10-7
Thursday 12-5
Saturday 10-1 in summer 10-3 winter

The library will be open Wednesday, November 11, Veterans Day.

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Summer 2020 Newsletter

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Morning Book Club via Zoom

e-mail to request link

Tuesday, November 17, 9:00 am

Almost, Maine by John Cariani

Almost, Maine: A Novel


Friends of Norway Memorial Library host
Cribbage Afternoons
1:00-3:30 pm

In person programs have been suspended indefinately.


July 2020

August 2020

September 2020

Please look for Coming Attractions posters and if you see a fiction book or DVD you would like, please place a hold at the information desk.

The Teen Room has a Facebook Page!

"Norway Library Teen Page"

Amazing Resource:

Check out the UMaine Cooperative Extension's YouTube channel for a bunch of how-to & informational videos. Including topics such as how to prune a lilac bush, how to grow tomatoes, native plants in Maine, home composting bins, how to save on home energy and heating costs during Maine winters, gardening in limited space using container gardens, and many more.


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As of July 17, 2020, the library building is reopened. Maximum capacity is 10 visitors.

The following guidelines are in place:
Please return all borrowed items to an outside dropbox before entering
the building. Items are quarantined before being checked in.
Please enter through the library's side entrance. This helps us keep track of
how many visitors are in the building. Our current capacity is 10.

Please wear a mask in all areas of the library.
Maintain physical distancing of at least 6 feet
Limit your visit to 30 minutes or less.
Children's room visits are limited to members of one family who have been
sheltering together.
Follow all other health and safety guidance indicated while visiting the library.

Parking Lot Pickup is still available to those who prefer to not enter the
building or who choose to not wear a mask.

Pickups will take place in the library parking lot located off Greenleaf Avenue.
All returning items are to be placed in a book drop box. Library staff will not handle returned items
during a pickup transaction.

To check out items using Parking Lot Pickup, please use one for the following methods
to make your request:

1. Minerva Catalog: use the online catalog, accessible on the Norway Memorial Library website, and place
holds on items owned by Norway Memorial Library. We will call you when your items are ready for pickup.

2. Telephone: Call 743-5309 ext. 1 to request items. We will arrange for a pick up time while speaking with
you on the phone.

3. Email: send an email message to Tell us your name, library card number,
telephone number, the items you’d like to borrow. We will reply with an email when your items are ready to
be picked up.

Call us at 743-5309 ext. 1 for more information about this service.


Fall Discussion Program Series: Confronting Our Biases: A Reading and Discussion About Race
Norway Memorial Library is hosting a Maine Humanities Council Discussion Project this fall.

“Confronting Our Biases: A Reading and Discussion Group About Race,” was developed locally in
response to library staff and members of the Oxford Hills Area Clergy Association  (OHACA) wanting
to provide opportunities for community members to learn more about ways individuals and groups can
change perceptions, attitudes, and practices that perpetuate systemic racism. Community members
seeking to uncover their own implicit biases will support each other in moving toward action that
benefits the lives of people of color in our community and the world.

The main text is So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeomo Oluo. Supplemental texts and activities
will expand on chapter themes and to prompt reflection and inspire discussion.
Series facilitator: Sass Linneken, Executive Director of Resources for Organizing and Social Change (ROSC).    

Discussions will take place using Zoom on Thursday evenings from 6:00-7:30 pm.

October 15
October 22
October 29
November 5
November 12

This series is free of charge and open to the public.

Registration is limited to enhance social presence and maintain an atmosphere that encourages contributions by all participants.  For more information, contact Beth Kane, Norway Memorial Library director, at 207-743-5309 ext. 2. To register, call or visit the library or complete the form found HERE and email it to Once registered, participants will receive a copy of the main text and supplemental texts for use during the five-week series.    

About Maine Humanities Council
The Maine Humanities Council uses books, poetry, and big ideas to bring people together to discuss issues of importance. MHC programs and grants encourage a deeper understanding of ourselves and one another, building lasting connections and reaching diverse, multigenerational, and rural audiences.

About Norway Memorial Library
The Norway Memorial Library is the public library in Norway, Maine. It offers materials, programs, and services to people of all ages helping them to explore ideas, build connections, and enjoy a lifetime of learning. 

About Oxford Hills Area Clergy Association
The Oxford Hills Area Clergy Association (OHACA) is an organization for professional clergy.  In addition to providing mutual support, OHACA members distribute emergency food and fuel assistance.


Race and Justice resources in NML Collection

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Helpful and Fun sites for children and teens:

Imagineering in a Box (Khan Academy)

Resources for Learning at Home

Let's Keep Reading Links

Other helpful websites/contact information:

Maine Department of Labor: Re Employ Me (Unemployment)

Bureau of Employment Compensation Phone number: 1-800-593-7660


CloudLibrary has replaced Maine InfoNet for downloading ebooks and

audiobooks. Please go to to download free apps

for your device and to learn more about this new software. You can also access

the following link that explains it as well: cloudLibrary brochure. If you have a

Kindle and not a Kindle Fire, the cloudLibrary will not work, so please check out

this article to find out how to download books: How to put free e-books on Kindle_



Set up an appointment with a librarian for a 45 minute one-on-one
to receive training or to discuss any of these topics below!

The Library Catalog (Minerva): Searching - Requesting - Renewing
Using the Internet
Better Google searching
MARVEL: Maine’s Virtual Library
cloudLibrary: Using the cloudLibrary for different devices
Learning Express & the Maine State Library’s Information Commons
Basic Word & other Office Applications: How to create basic documents
Photos: Basic Manipulation - Transferring from camera to computer
Email Accounts: Setting up - Sending attachments - Creating Lists

Other Topics available upon request

For more information or to sign up, visit the Information Desk
or contact us at 743-5309 or

Free & open to the public!



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