Library News!


Card Making!

Drop by the library on August 18th between 6pm and 7:30 or August 23rd between 10am and 11:30 to make 2 professional handcrafted cards using Stamping Up products. Different cards will be made during each session.    $5 - all supplies included. Presented by Char Dwyer. 

Kid's Canvas

Children’s Painting Class to benefit The NYS Zoo at Thompson Park. During the class children will use nature as an inspiration to create amazing  masterpieces.Each child is given the tools and instruction needed to complete a beautiful piece of art that will be ready to take home at the end of the class. The Children’s Painting Classes are most appropriate for kids ages 6-12.  August 18th at 1pm. Cost: $23.00 per child. Must be paid in advance at the library. Cash or Check only. Held at the Lyme Free Library in Chaumont.Please call 649-5454 to register.




And much more!


Silent Art & Antique Auction!!

26 Items!!!  All proceeds go to the library. Bids Taken Now through August 12th at 2 pm.

A beautiful selection of Artwork by local artists.

Book Sale, Bake Sale,

Artists & Authors

August 12th 9 to 3


Free Spaces for Authors & Artists

Lyme Free Library is currently taking applications for our annual book sale. Spaces are Free for authors and artists - 2 spaces max. You must supply your own tables and weather protection. Advanced registration is required. August 12th - 9 am to 3pm - Rain or shine! Please call 315-649-5454 by August 1st. The earlier you sign up, the more exposure you will get through our advertising!

PLEASE NOTE – The library will only be able to accept book donations from August 1st through the 12th due to storage restrictions. We will not be accepting text books, reader's digest, magazines, VHS tapes, encyclopedias or books in poor condition (mold…).

Raffles at the Library!

Nine baskets to choose from - Star Wars, Dory, Lotto Tickets, Summer Fun, Harmony Soaps, dinosaurs,

Wine, Cooking & more! Tickets $2 each or 3 for $5. Drawing September 1st.

Book Signing & Discussion - Ellen Wiseman's New Book

The Life She Was Given

From acclaimed author Ellen Marie Wiseman comes a vivid, daring novel about the evastating power of family secrets—beginning in the poignant, lurid world of a Depression-era traveling circus and coming full circle in the transformative 1950s. On a summer evening in 1931, Lilly Blackwood glimpses circus lights from the grimy window of her attic bedroom. Lilly isn’t allowed to explore the meadows around Blackwood Manor. She’s never even ventured beyond her narrow room. But on this unforgettable night, Lilly is taken outside for the first time and sold to the circus sideshow. Release date July 25th – Preorder your copy today. Book Signing at the Library on July 27th at 6:30.

Artist Showcase - Wine and Cheese Reception for Local Artist

James O’Reilly at the Library!

Jim is a self-taught artist and photographer who finds the inspiration for his paintings from the beauty

of Chaumont, the Coast of Maine and country scenes.

Sunday, September 24th 4 to 5 pm.


                 O’Reilly Prints – New - Learning to Sail!

Lyme Free Library is offering prints by Local Artist James O’Reilly for just $20. Prints feature Sawmill Bay, The Cape Vincent Lighthouse, The Copley House, The Chaumont Hardware Store, Cove Cottage, the Cape Vincent Lighthouse, and more! See all of his prints on Facebook!

Pulled Pork and Barbecued Chicken Dinner to Benefit the Library!

Pulled Pork, Chicken, Corn on the Cob, Salt Potatoes, Salads & Dessert! Sunday, September 24th. - 4 to 6pm.

Advance tickets available at the library. - $25 per person.  Held at The Crescent Restaurant, Chaumont.

Sail into Reading Story Time

Story Time for children ages 3 to 5. Lyme Free Library story time is a fun learning experience that parents and children can share together.  Sessions include stories, songs, finger plays, and crafts for children.  Please join us on Wednesdays at 11 am.

Free Kid's 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 2017.

Book Discussion Group

Book Talk, our book discussion group meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 7pm. Open to all - Please join us!

August 15, 2017:  H Is for Hawk by Helen MacDonald

September 19, 2017:  Inside O’Briens by Lisa Genova

October 17, 2017:  Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance

November 21, 2017:  The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe

December 2017:  No Meeting

January 16, 2018:  A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler

February 20, 2018: On My Own by Diane Rehm

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

Support Lyme Free Library When You Shop on Amazon!

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Lyme Free Library every time you shop on Amazon, at no cost to you. When you shop at, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as, with the added bonus that The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases. To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to, or click on the icon on the right hand side of our website – You use the same account on and AmazonSmile. Your shopping cart, Wish List, wedding or baby registry, and other account settings are also the same.

New Book by Local Author!

Local Author Margaret Nagel’s new book The Adventures of Brother Arcadius and Pangur Ban is now available on Amazon! A born scholar with a passion for learning and poetry, earnest young Dubliner Brother Arcadius doesn’t quite fit in with his brutal and bloodthirsty 9th-century era. But he’s fortified by his intrepid Irish spirit, and by an unexpected ally–a homeless cat that he’s rescued and named Pangur Ban. Pangur is not your ordinary cat. Along with being a mouser like no other, he has a knack for turning up in moments of crisis to lend a helping paw, or clarify situations with a timely yowl. It’s a good thing, too. For when Arcadius and Pangur arrive at the faraway Alpine monastery of Spiritus Sanctus, where Arcadius is to be the new assistant librarian, it soon becomes clear that this place will be no restful haven. Meet Margaret at our Book Sale this summer. 

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Nautilus & Sustainability Collections

   The Nautilus Library awards are given to books of exceptional merit that make a literary and heartfelt contribution to spiritual growth, conscious living, high-level wellness, green values, responsible leadership and positive social change, as well as to the worlds of art, creativity and inspiration. Our collection includes books on healing, volunteering, spirituality, retirement, gardening, cooking, kindness and forgiveness. We have also received a donation to increase the size of our Sustainability Collection. Our collection includes information on organic farming, beekeeping, homesteading, sustainable building, true food, living green, grape growing, self-sufficiency and vegetarianism as well as other topics. We will continue to increase the size of both collections through the summer. Another great reason to “check out” your local library!

Free Online Music and Art Instruction

ArtistWorks for Libraries provides patrons with free world-class instruction through self-paced video lessons from Grammy Award-winning music and artistic professionals. Simply  click the ArtistWorks button on the right hand side of this page to get started. A library card is needed to create an account.

ART: Art Lessons. CLASSICAL: Piano Lessons, Classical Guitar Lessons, Flute Lessons, Clarinet Lessons, French Horn Lessons, Trumpet Lessons, Violin Lessons. BASS: Electric Bass Lessons, Jazz Bass Lessons, Bluegrass Bass Lessons. BLUEGRASS: Banjo Lessons, Mandolin Lessons, Fiddle Lessons, Bluegrass Guitar Lessons, Dobro Lessons, Bass Lessons. GUITAR: Rock Guitar Lessons, Bluegrass Flatpick, Guitar Lessons, Jazz & More Guitar Lessons, Bluegrass Dobro Lessons, Fingerstyle Guitar Lessons, Classical Guitar Lessons, Jazz Guitar Lessons, Blues Guitar Lessons, Acoustc Guitar 101. HARMONICA: Harmonica Lessons. PERCUSSION: Library Exclusive Percussion Lessons. PIANO: Popular Piano Lessons.

Borrow free eBooks, audiobooks, and

magazines from your local public library -

anywhere, anytime.

All you need is a library card!

Board Meetings

 The Board of Trustees of Lyme Free Library meets on the second Monday of each month at 6pm. All meetings are open to the public.

Changes will be posted in the Library and on our web site

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.

Quilting Group

Are you a quilter? Do you want to get out and meet with others who share your interest? Join us every Tuesday at 6:30 to share project ideas and make friends with other quilters. Open to all!



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