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 Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

 Stop in and make Dr. Seuss crafts with your very own handprints. Friday, March 2nd. 6 to 7pm

Please call 649-5454 to register.

Intro to Essential Oils

We come into contact with over 300 chemicals every day – including our skin care, makeup, personal hygiene and home cleaning products! This session will explore how you can start to replace those products with products made with essential oils! The class will discuss what oils are, their history in the world, and how to use them safely to support your family and household! Presented by Sarah Bullock. March 20th 6 to 8 pm.

Playing the Blues with Tas Cru!

Tas Cru (aka Rick Bates), a Three Mile Point resident will lead a workshop on playing blues and jazz music with a focus on improvisation and jam etiquette.   Participants are encouraged to bring instruments and will be invited to jam.   Tas Cru is an international touring and recording artist on the VizzTone label.   His current album, Simmered & Stewed is a 2017 Syracuse Area Music Award (SAMMY – best blues album) winner and is nominated for a 2018 Blues Music Award by the International Blues Foundation, Memphis TN. More about Tas Cru at April 4th at 7pm.

Paper Clay Workshop for Kids of all Ages!

Artist/Instructor Tracey Jean will guide participants through the process of creating a sculpture with unique features and personality. This is a two part workshop. Participants will sculpt with paper clay on April 6th and return to paint them on April 13th.  Both sessions start at 6pm. Cost: $15 per person for both sessions. Payment must be paid in advance at the library by April 2nd. Please call 315-649-5454 to register.

2nd Annual Victorian Tea Party!

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Join us at The Lyme Free Library in Chaumont on May 20th from 1 to 3 pm to enjoy Teas, Canapés, Tea Sandwiches and Desserts! The Library will be transformed back in time to the Victorian Era, a period in history that conjures up visions of beauty, tranquility, relaxation and social gatherings. Special touches such as china, silver, lace & flowers evoke the period and will embellish our event. Bring your most treasured tea cup, or use one of ours. Tickets on sale March 1st to May 10th. We are selling a limited number of tickets, so please reserve yours soon by calling the Lyme Free Library at 315-649-5454. Tickets are $30 each or 2 for $50. All tickets must be prepaid to ensure proper quantities of food and door prizes. This is a fundraiser for the library. Hosted by Cathy Gallagher from The Cottage Bakery in Three Mile Bay.

Join the Celebration!

Help Lyme Free Library celebrate the Town of Lyme’s 200th Anniversary!

Share your Talents, Skills, & Interests with other Community Members!

Lyme Free Library would like to celebrate the 200th Anniversary of the Town by showcasing all our community has to offer. We are looking for community members that would be willing to volunteer their time to present free programs to the public at the library. We are open to all suggestions art, music, writing, history, crafts, astronomy, design, woodworking, knitting, fly tying, health, fiber arts, fishing, gardening, nature, technology, dance, acting… It can be a one-time presentation, class, multiple classes, a jam session, demonstration, lecture…. You can start a club: Lego, Book, Harry Potter, kayaking, Star Wars, American Girl… You get the idea! Simply submit your idea to the library and the board will review it and get back to you.

Lyme Free Library - PO Box 369 - 12165 NYS RT 12E, Chaumont, NY 13622

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Fiber Optic Cable Installed  at Lyme Free Library!

 Thanks to the hard work and dedication of Jerry Schell at North Country System, Town of Lyme residents now have access to high-speed fiber optic Internet services at the library!  Seventy-five percent of the cost of the installation was covered by the Schools and Libraries E-Rate Program and twenty-five percent was covered by grants secured by State Sen. Patricia A. Ritchie, and State Assemblywoman Addie A. E. Jenne. We are appreciative of all of their efforts on our behalf!

Spring Raffles!

Stop by the library and check out our spring raffles!

Handcrafted Birdhouse, Summer Fun,

Children's Basket and Star Wars!

Proceeds to benefit children's programming.

Tickets $2 each or 3 for $5.

Drawing April 20, 2018.

JCC Classes at Lyme Free Library!

Please call JCC at 786-2233 to register.

iPad 101

This workshop will help iPad users get started with the basic skills needed for successful use and enjoyment out of their iPad or any other handheld Apple product. The workshop will include how to do tasks such as finding  good apps, installing them, organizing or deleting  them, how to connect to Wi-Fi hotspots, navigating your iPad and much more.

Instructor: Jessica Dobson-Tufo

Friday, April 13th. 6 pm- to 8pm. $20.

iPad 102

This workshop will take iPad users to the next level to get more use out of their Apple products.

Instructor: Jessica Dobson-Tufo.

Friday, May 4th.  6 to 8 pm. $20.

iPad classes fill quickly. Please register early.


O’Reilly Prints Make Great Gifts!

Give as is, or frame for an extra special gift.

New prints: C.V. Fisheries Station, Lyme Free Library, Union Cheese Factory at Stone Mills & Old Glory - Limerick Home.

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!



  North Country Library System patrons will now be able to access the organization’s entire catalog right from their smartphones. The App allows patrons to search for and reserve books across the system and manage their account. It can  act as a digital library card, as it is able to be scanned to check out books. The app has information on all 65 branches in the system, including hours and locations. The calendar feature, which sorts events by county, allows patrons to explore neighboring libraries. Our favorite feature is the ISBN scanner. If you see a book in a store you think you might like to read, scan the barcode on the book and it will tell you if it’s in our catalog. The North Country Library System app is available to download for free on Apple and Android devices.

Local Author John Lefevere’s new EBook Jewels & Ghouls

It’s finally here:  local author John Lefevere’s latest eBook Jewels and Ghouls is now available in the NCLS E media Library! They solved a 150 year-old murder mystery, so solving a 110 year-old theft should be easy!  Steve Stone and Jill Matson swing into action again in this contemporary thriller and historical mystery sequel to The Scimitar and The Snail.  While on a trip to Ireland, the couple undertakes an investigation of the 1907 theft of the Irish Crown Jewels, which have never been recovered and may be in America.  Back in New York, their search is disrupted by the mysterious disappearance of Jill’s friend during the filming of a television show about the spirits of sailors who went missing in the Lost Channel of the Thousand Islands during the French and Indian War.  Amazing revelations about the Lost Channel sailors and the fate of Jill’s friend are overshadowed by the discovery of a local woman who claims ownership of the jewels and falls prey to others who want to take them away.  Can Steve and Jill come to her rescue in time?  And where have the jewels been all this time? Visit: to view the eBook collection. Jewels and Ghouls is also for available on Amazon.

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Drop-in for part or all of this group coloring event for all ages. We'll supply colored pencils, crayons, pens, and pre-printed intricate coloring pages geared toward adults, featuring beautiful mandala patterns, flowers, architecture, etc. Mondays at 1pm.                        

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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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Sail into Reading Storytime

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.

Special Story Time March 14th at 11am

Presented by Cornell Cooperative Extension

“Your Food’s Journey From Farm to Table”.

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


February 20th: On My Own by Diane Rehm

March 20th:  The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson

April 17thEvicted:  Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond

May 15thHomegoing by Yaa Gyasi

June 19th:   The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

July 17th:   The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict

August 21stShadow Tag by Louise Erdrich

September 18th:   Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders

October  16th:    The Last Runaway by Tracy Chevalier

November 20th:   Everyone Brave Is Forgiven by Chris Cleave

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

New Books for Adults

Unquiet Grave by McCrumb, Love and Other Consolation Prizes by Ford, Romanov Ransom by Cussler, Column of Fire by Follett, Darien by Iggulden, Muskets and Applejack Sprits by Will-Weber, Haunted by Patterson, Lilac Girls by Kelly, Y is for Yesterday by Cornwell, Turtles All the Way Down by Green, Rules of Magic by Hoffman, Deep Freeze by Sandford, House on the Forgotten Coast by Chambers, All the Crooked Saints by Stiefvater, Never Say Die by Horowitz, Little Fires Everywhere by Ng, Pattern of Her Heart by Peterson, Fatal Frost by MacInerney, Echo of Murder by Perry, Killing Season by F. Kellerman, Tigers Prey by Smith, Lilac Lane by Woods, To Be Where You Are by Karon, Holly and Ivy by Michaels, Snow Country Christmas by Miller, Fairytale by Steel, Silent But Deadly Night by Nesbo, Strange Weather by Hill, Rooster bar by Grisham, Member of the Family by Lake, Christmas in Icicle Falls by Roberts, Homegrown Cooking From My New England Roots by Jennings, and Water Will Come by Goodell.

New Non-Fiction Large Print Books

Thanks to a generous grant from The North Country Library System, we have been able to more than double the size of our Large Print Non-Fiction Collection. New titles include: Caregivers Companion by Brent, Jolly Roger Social Club by Foster, Al Franken Giant of the Senate by Franken, My Own Words by Ginsburg, Inside Camp David by Giorgione, Rise of the Rocket Girls by Holt, Endurance by Scott, Once We Were Sisters by Kohler, Radium Girls by Moore, Dog Called Hope by Morgan, Code Girls by Mundy, Vendetta Bobby Kennedy VS Jimmy Hoff by Neff, Eleanor and Hick by Quinn, Dust Bowl Girls by Reeder, Mrs. Sherlock Holmes by Ricca, Books For Living by Schwalbe, Glass Universe by Sobel, and Jimmy Buffet by White. More books will be added in January.

New Movies at the Library

Thanks to a charitable donation from a patron we have added the following titles to our movie collection.

Theory of Everything, Me Before You, Danish Girl, Best of Me, Bewitched, Brooklyn, Catch and Release, Cinderella Story, Dear John, Fool’s Gold, Hundred Foot Journey, Kate and Leopold, Last Song, Lightkeepers, Longest Ride, Love Actually, Man From Snowy River, Miracles From Heaven, Notebook, Overboard, While You Were Sleeping, Queen of the Dessert, Julie and Julia, Longest Ride, Midnight in Paris, Wilde Wedding, and many more.

New Prize Winning Books at the Library

Thanks to a generous donation from a patron we have added the following prize winning titles to our collection.

Adult Books

Between the World and Me by Coates, We Were Eight Years in Power by Coates, Evicted by Desmond, A Momnster Calls by Ness, The Sympathizer by Nguyen, Plenty More by Ottolenghi, The Essex Serpent by Perry, Lincoln in the Bardo by Saunders, Just Mercy by Stevenson, Sing Unburied Sing by Ward, Wolf Hall by Mantel, The Death of Bees by O'Donnell, The Book of Salt by Truong, Medicine Walk by Wagamese, Secret of the Blue Trunk by Dion, Narrow Road to the Deep North by Flanagan, History of Wolves by Fridlund, Bring Up the Bodies by Mantel, Half a Yellow Sun by Adichie, The Leavers by Ko,  Behold the Dreamers by Mbue, Thunderstruck & Other Stories by McCracken,  Delicious Foods by Hannaham, Lab Girl by Jahren, News of the World by Jiles, The Orphan Master's Son by Johnson.

Young Adult Books

Girl at War by Novic, When I was the Greatest by Reynolds, House of Purple Cedar by Tingle, Everything I Never Told You by Ng, Aristotle and Dante Discover the Universe by Saenz, The Universe VS Alex Woods by Extence, Paper Towns by Green, The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by Boyne, The Luminaries by Catton, In the Footsteps of Crazy Horse by Marshall,  Monster by Myers.

Juvenile Books

The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Barnhill, One by Crossan,  Flora & Ulysses by DiCamillo, The Sleeper and the Spindle by Gaiman, Little Mouse's Big Book of Fears by Gravett, Wolves by Gravett, Hello, Is this Plante Earth? by Peake, Gone Crazy in Alabama by Williams-Garcia, We are Growing by Willems, The Girl of Ink & Stars by Hargrave. 

Books on CD

The Sleeper and the Spindle by Gaiman, Between the World and Me by Coates, Just Mercy by Stevenson, Sing Unburied Sing by Ward, Everything I Never Told You by Ng, Behold the Dreamers by Mbue.

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.

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.


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