Pembroke Library
221 Old County Road, PO Box 225, Pembroke, ME  04666
207-726-4745     email: pembrokelibrarymaine@outlook.com

HOURS:
Tuesday, 9 am to noon and 3 pm to 5 pm
Wednesday, 3 pm to 5 pm      Thursday, 9 am to noon      Friday, 3 pm to 5 pm
Saturday, 9 am to noon     Sunday and Monday, Closed


To search our Card Catalog  from the convenience of your home using your own device or phone, visit "Library World."   You will need to enter the library name, pemlibrary; no password is necessary.

It won't be long until the library's beautiful garden will be in bloom

InterLibrary Loan Temporarily Suspended  SEE Below

Vehicle Preparedness for Travel to Remote Areas, with Kevin Hartley Sat, June 29, 6 pm

Li'l Bookworms Story Time
Thursdays, 10-11 am

Used Book Shop 
Every Saturday morning 9 to noon 

InterLibrary Loan Temporarily Suspended   

There is a temporary suspension of Maine Infonet InterLibrary Loan Service (ILL). A court challenge has been lodged about the awarding of a new contract for the van service that makes the ILL exchange of books between libraries possible. Because of the uncertainties occasioned by this court challenge, the Maine State Library System has decided to temporarily halt ILL service.

 

After June 4, member libraries will, sadly, not be able to process any requests from their patrons to borrow books from other libraries. The van service provided by the current contractor will continue until June 30, but the van will only be returning previously borrowed books to their home libraries. The hope is that through these arrangements, most libraries should have had lent books returned to them by the time the current contract expires.

 

No one is happy with this situation, and everyone hopes the hiatus on borrowing will be brief. Pembroke Library will share with you any new information we receive about these matters.



"Midnight Sky" Raffle Quilt

Members (Marilyn Wimmergren and Bonnie Hunter) of Ironworks Quilters, who hold regular meetings at the library, recently presented a new sampler quilt to the library.

Tickets are $1 each or 6/$5 and are available at the circulation desk.  The drawing will be held early in January, 2025.




Used Book Shop
Volunteers Lysa and Mona (and others) have spent many hours organizing the library's Used Book Shop on the second floor.  It's open on Saturday mornings, 9 am to 12 noon.  And remember, it's handicap accessible.



Guidelines for Donating Used Books to the Library 

Thank you to everyone who has donated used books to the library over the years.  We recently were able to expand our Maine Collection by such a donation.  The library continues to welcome these donations.  We first determine if the book needs to be added to our collection and, if not, it is added to our Used Book Shop on the second floor.  

Since the shop opened last year, we have noticed several book genres that do not sell and no one will even take them for free.  These include: Encyclopedias, Readers Digest Condensed Books, Catalogs, Yearbooks, Town Meeting Notes, Tapes, CD's, Videotapes, Pulp Fiction (bodice rippers, etc.), Travel Guides outside the US.  

"New Arrivals" is always changing 
near the circulation desk

Lots of moving and cleaning has been going on in the main room of the library.  We're working on the "Maine Collection" of fiction and non-fiction Maine books as well as other areas These include: large print books, DVDs, audio books and over-sized books.  We're also updating the entire fiction and biography collections.

Maine Collection now greets patrons at the main door.

All large print books are easy to find with new signage.

Audio books are now located beside the movies.

New DVDs have been added to our Movies Collection.

A display of stuffed birds has been recently donated to the library by the Pembroke Masonic Lodge.  

The two cases are located on the second floor and are available for all to see.  Remember the second floor is handicap accessible.

A view of the stacks in the main library looking toward our unique rocking chairs and table.

Another view of some of the stacks in the main room.

A very cozy window seat for some leisurely and quiet reading--just need a cup of tea.

One of the two new (2023) computers for patron's use.  We offer free computer use during regular library hours and FREE wifi 24/7 in the parking lot.

Cheerful volunteers (behind their masks), Linda and Ginnie, are two of the many volunteers at the library.