Library News!


Our Book & Art Sale was a Huge Success!

We would like to extend our sincere thanks and appreciation to the community for their generous support!

Summer Reading Program Thanks!

We would like to express our gratitude to the volunteers, performers, and community supporters who made the Summer Reading Program at the Lyme Free Library so successful this year. Special thanks to Stewart’s Shops, Watertown Savings Bank, Jefferson Abstract, The Blue Heron, Citizen’s Bank of Cape Vincent, Cleveland Funeral Home, local artist Tracey Kraft, The Duck Out, The Adirondack Museum, Foster Holcombe & Theda Hansen from Art of Fire Glass Blowers and Regi Carpenter, storyteller. When you visit contributing merchants please be sure to thank them for supporting the Lyme Free Library’s Summer Reading Program.

Genealogy Group

The Lyme Free Library is considering starting an informal genealogy group. Would you like to meet local genealogists and get together to share tips and exchange information?  The group will offer hints on how to start your research or help you when you "hit a brick wall". Please call the library if you would be interested in attending. We will put together a program based on the interests of those who respond. 

Computer Basics

Are you new to using computers? Do you wonder what people mean when they say the cloud, Windows, ISP, or app? Perhaps you just want to know more about how computers work. This is the class for you. Free. September 15th. 1 to 3pm. Presented by Jamie Peck. Free. Please call the library at 649-5454 to register.

Internet Basics

This introductory course will guide you through the basics while providing up-to-date information on the latest online tools and technologies. September 22nd. 1 to 3pm. Presented by Jamie Peck. Free. Please call the library at 649-5454 to register. 


Local Author Ellen Wiseman’s new book “Coal River” now available for pre-order!

In this vibrant new historical novel, the acclaimed author of The Plum Tree and What She Left Behind explores one young woman’s determination to put an end to child labor in a Pennsylvania mining town. Release date – November 24thEllen will give a presentation and sign books at the library on December 9th at 6:30.

Board Meetings

The Lyme Free Library Board of Trustees September meeting will be held on 14th at 6:45.

Free Daily Tumble Book!

Tumble Book Library is an online collection of animated, talking picture books which teach young children the joys of reading in a format they'll love. Lyme Free Library is now offering a free Tumble Book each day on their website. Just go to, scroll down and click on the TumbleBook Library Button.

Buy on Amazon – Donate to Local Libraries!

Your purchases at Amazon can benefit NCLS libraries.  Just click on the prominent message on the home page of the Catalog and NCLS will receive a portion of the sale price for anything purchased. You can find the Amazon message on our Catalog: Using this gateway to Amazon does not increase the cost of your purchases and has the advantage of enhancing the Regional Digital Collection for our libraries. 

Quilting Group

The quilting group meets at 6:30 each Tuesday in The Children’s Room. Bring a project to work on and ideas to share. Open to all!

Ancestry – Library Edition

Access billions of genealogy records. Discover your family history and start your family tree. Must be used at an NCLS library. New York

Several New York repositories have formed a partnership with to digitize family history records and make them available on line for free. The list of records available is located in the bottom left corner of the New York web page. Descriptions of the records as well as the holding organizations are provided through the links and logos on the New York web page. Free access to New York is available to New York State residents. This access requires a free New York account.

Consumer Reports and America's Historical Newspapers are now available!

Consumer Reports

Free access to, which provides ratings and reviews, recommendations and buying advice for thousands of products and services.

America's Historical Newspapers

AHN is the most comprehensive online resource for searching and browsing early American newspapers. Contains more than 2,000 fully searchable historical newspapers from all 50 states, dating 1690-1922.

Like all of our popular online resources, both additions are located on the right hand side of the North Country Library System Catalog, These new resources are very easy to access and do not require the creation of an account. Simply log in to the catalog and click the desired resource. 

Free Kids Raffle at the Library!

Each time a child checks out a book at the library, they may enter their name for a free drawing for a $10 gift card to Barnes & Noble Bookstore. Drawings will be held on the last day of each month through December 2015.

Book Discussion Group

Sept. 15th - All the Light We Cannot See by Doerr

October 20th - Yellow Birds by Powers

November 17th - Orphan Train by Kline

December - No meeting

*Please note change in August and Sept books.

Book Talk meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 7pm. Please join us!

Sail into Reading Story Time

Story Time for children ages 3 to 5. Please join us on Wednesdays at 11am for stories, crafts and fun!

Jefferson Community College Classes at Lyme Free Library

Pencil Drawing

Enroll in this basic class and learn the fundamentals of sketching and basic drawing techniques in a fun, laid back format! The topics covered will include using a grid, the components of a picture, hard and soft lines, basic shading, blending and layering, as well as smudging.  Bring pencils and a sketch pad to this workshop. CED 404 701. Instructor: Jessica Hayden. Friday, October 16, 2015 6 to 8pm. Cost: $15. Please call JCC at 786-2385 to register.

Learn How to Use Your Digital Camera

Bring your digital camera and your USB cord to this workshop to learn about the basics of digital photography. This is a beginner class where you will learn to take better indoor and outdoor photos. CED 052 701. Instructor: Jessica Hayden. Friday, October 23, 2015. 6 to 8pm. Cost: $15. Please call JCC at 786-2385 to register.

21st Century Job Search

Monday, November 9, 2015. 10 to 12am. Please call JCC at 786-2385 for more information and to register.

iPad Class

Friday, November 20, 2015. 6 to 8pm. Please call JCC at 786-2385 for more information and to register.




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