View of Norway Library from Main Street

258 Main Street Norway, Maine 04268

Learning and Leisure for Life


Mon., Tues., Fri. 10-5
Wednesday 10-8
Thursday 12-5
Saturday 10-3 (10-1 in summer)
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Friends of Norway Library Summer 2016 Newsletter

Insightful Librarian Blog

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Morning Book Club
Tuesdays at 9:00 am

Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker

June 14:
Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker
by Jennifer Chiaverini

Bring your own coffee or tea.
A breakfast snack will be provided.
This discussion is open to the public- there is no need to pre-register.

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

Come to the library on Monday afternoons to socialize and play cribbage.
All skill levels welcome!

This ongoing program is free
and open to the public.

Adult Coloring
First Wednesday of every month
in the back of the library 6:30-7:30 pm

If you want to get started on the latest form of relaxation, tap your creative side, or need a quiet space to do your coloring visit the library on the first Wednesday of every month!
The library will provide coloring pages and pencils, though attendees are welcome to bring their own.

NEW in 2016

January 2016
February 2016
March 2016

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.

YouTube Channel : for informational videos









Summer Hours are in effect
on Saturdays we are open 10:00 am -1:00 pm

Bookin It
I’m Bookin’ It

at Norway Memorial Library
This summer’s adult reading program is inspired by the national
Consolidated Summer Library Program theme: Exercise Your Mind.

Whether you want to set a reading goal, an activity goal, or both we are here to help. Sign up at the library’s information desk, set your own goals, track your reading and/or activity and you’ll be Bookin’ It at Norway Memorial Library.

The series includes two book discussions, one cookbook discussion, and a talk by Angela Bancroft, nationally ranked Ironman athlete. 

Thursday, June 16, 6:30 pm
Born to Run by Christopher McDougall

Thursday, June 30, 6:00 pm
The Runner’s World Cookbook
Bring a dish prepared from a recipe in "The Runner’s World Cookbook." Dishes will be sampled and discussed. The cookbook is available to browse at the library’s information desk.

Tuesday, July 12, 6:30 pm
Angela Bancroft, guest speaker
A talk about how to stay motivated while striving to reach your fitness goals

Thursday, July 21, 6:30 pm
What I Talk About When I Talk About Running
by Haruki Murakami

All programs will be held at the library. Stop by the information desk to register and pick up an activity log and reading journal.  If you participate in two or more programs, you are eligible to enter a drawing for a Fitbit activity tracker.
The first 24 registrants will receive an “I’m Bookin’ It” T-shirt!


Adopt A Book display 2016


Adopt a Book

for the Norway Memorial Library's picture book collection




Visit the library and look at the books on display. Choose one to purchase in honor of a child, friend, pet, occation or event- you choose. A book plate will be placed inside the book and it will be added to the library's collection.


We are now accepting donations of books for the
Friends of Norway Memorial Library's
Annual Used Book Sale

Please bring your paperback and hardcover fiction and nonfiction books for children and adults to the library's side entrance. Your gently used books will find a new home when they are sold in the annual book sale.
The Friends use the funds generated to:

purchase audio and video materials for the library's collection
support public programming
purchase items (such as book drop boxes, a digital camera, LCD projector) that enhance library serives and programs for the public

present Friends' sponsored events & activities like the annual holiday party

Friends Book Sle preparation 2015

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Volunteers Needed
for the Annual Used Book Sale

Help is needed July 1-9

Friday, July 1: moving books from the library & storage to the sale sight
Tuesday, July 5-Thursday, July 7: unpacking boxes, sorting, and pricing books
Thursday, July 7- Saturday, July 9: assisting during the sale
Saturday, July 9: Packing up and moving books to storage once the sale is done

An orientation for new volunteers will beheld on
Friday, July 1 at 12:30 pm at the Norway Grange Hall on Whitman Street

If you would like to volunteer, please stop by the library's information desk to sign up.


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
Select a Subject : NoveList : Ancestry Library
Using the Download Library for different devices – Kindle & Amazon accounts, the Nook, and other 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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