Saturday, April 16 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Western Maine Expo Center [map] 128 Weld Street, Wilton, Maine BIG sale, with something for everyone. There are books for children and adults and everyone in between, best selling authors in hard cover and paperback, classics, nonfiction covering a broad range of subjects, plus audio books and videos and DVDs. . . . → Read More: Book Sale!
“I love color,” Julieanne says, “I can taste color.” She likes to layer colors to provide depth to her art. Animals peek coyly out of corners, emerge subtly from camoflaged background, or boldly take center stage. “There are meanings and messages assigned to animals in most cultures.” . . . → Read More: Art exhibit features area artist Julieanne Reed
We are pleased to announce that at the end of February, 2011, we will be offering downloadable audio books and ebooks for WFPL patrons. More than 1,400 books including best-selling fiction, non-fiction, young adult and children’s content will be available through Maine InfoNet as downloadable eBooks. This is in addition to the ever-growing collection of downloadable audiobooks, currently totaling over 1,800 titles. . . . → Read More: Downloadable Audio and Ebooks Coming
The link below will take you to a 28-minute radio program on Soundprint titled “Who Needs Libraries?” It’s a good question, especially now that eBooks have become popular, accessible, and affordable (free in the case of the classics.) Are books going to go away? Will we stop having community libraries? Book publishers and libraries have weathered this particular storm before; and librarians are always very adaptable to new technologies: librarians have been around a long time, and even the book was a new technology to us once. . . . → Read More: Director’s Blog: Who needs libraries?
Saturday, November 20
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Western Maine Expo Center [map]
128 Weld Street, Wilton, Maine
BIG sale, with something for everyone. There are books for children and adults and everyone in between, best selling authors in hard cover and paperback, classics, nonfiction covering a broad range of subjects, plus audio books and videos and DVDs. Books are not priced, but donations can be made according to the wish and ability of the buyer. All proceeds will support the Library’s collection and services. . . . → Read More: Big Book Sale
Although the Town of Wilton heavily subsidizes the Library, it is not enough to cover all our operating expenses. We still need to raise about $20,000 a year to make ends meet. We raise this money in a variety of ways: fundraisers, book sales, fees, legacies and bequests, grants and requested donations, and from the generous unsolicited donations we receive throughout the year. A Fall newsletter is in the works, which includes an appeal letter for the annual Fall Fundraiser. . . . → Read More: From the Director: Fundraising
Pictured are Irv Faunce and Jan Collins of Wilton Blueberry Farm (right) presenting a check to David Olson, Sandra Warren, and Lynne Hunter (center to left). Library Day at the farm resulted in a contribution of $1000 to the Library’s operating fund. Irv and Jan said the turnout was great and many people . . . → Read More: Library Day at Wilton Blueberry Farm