WFPL Building

Wilton Free Public Library
A Family Place Library

David L. Olson, Director
Six Goodspeed Street
P.O. Box 454
Wilton, ME 04294
(207) 645-4831
(207) 645-9417 TTY/Fax


Sunday-Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 10 - 5
Wednesday: 12 - 7
Thursday: 10 - 7
Friday: 10 - 5
Saturday: 10 - 1


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Hands On PAH! (what's PAH?)

Hands On PAH! is a service of  the Wilton Free Public Library, that is dedicated to meeting the information and accessibility needs of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing communities of western and central Maine; it also informs the general public about hearing loss, the Deaf community, American Sign Language, and Deaf culture. 

Hands On PAH! is guided by an Advisory Committee of Deaf and hearing volunteers who are responsible for communications with the Deaf community, fund-raising, event planning, and development of library services.   The Library welcomes ideas, feedback, and comments from interested community members.


Hands On PAH! Picnic
Sunday, Aug. 15, 1-6 p.m.
see poster

Interpreted Story Times
July 1, 27, and Aug. 5
see details

Comic Book Workshop
for Deaf Children

Saturday, October 16th, 2010 from 1 pm. – 4 p.m. at the Fairbanks School in Farmington

This workshop will be organized and taught by Daniel Ryder and assisted with interpreters and members of the “Hands On PAH” board.
There will be no charge for Deaf Children to participate in this event.
If interested in signing up for this workshop, please contact lynne

Hands On PAH! goals:

  • Developing a collection of books and media about hearing loss, Deaf culture, American Sign Language, and other issues of concern to the Deaf community;
  • Providing accessible programming (e.g., interpreted story times, open-captioned movies, discussions and presentations);
  • Educating the hearing community about Deaf issues;
  • Being accessible to Deaf and Hard of Hearing patrons through the use of TTY, the library website, IM services, and by being a Relay-Friendly organization.

* PAH! is an expression in American Sign Language that, loosely translated, means "Finally, we made it!""What a breakthrough!" "Victory!", or, "It's about time!"   We are proud to "finally" offer these services to the Maine's Deaf and Hard of Hearing communities.  

For more information, please consult the library"s website at, or contact:

Lynne Hunter
Wilton Free Public Library
6 Goodspeed St; P.O. Box 454
Wilton, ME 04294

Phone: 207-645-4831
TTY/Fax: (207) 645-9417

Copyright 2005-2007, Wilton Free Public Library, Wilton, Maine; Library watercolor by Marnie Lawson