Library News!


Spring Bake Sale at the Library through Easter!

Delicious treats by Cathy Gallagher from the Cottage Bakery and Desserts by Design! 

Brownies, cookies and granola! A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the library.

Available during business hours.

Monday 10 to 4, Tuesday 10 to 8, Wednesday 10 to 6, Friday 10 to 8, & Saturday 10 to 4.

Paint a Peep for Easter!

Painting fun for kids. Friday, April 19th at 1 pm.

Free. Please call 315-649-5454 to register.

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Essential Oil Workshops

Skin Care Essentials - Participants may choose to make a skin scrub to take home. Skin Scrub $5 per person. March 29th.

Spring Cleaning – Want your home to smell fresh and clean without chemicals? Join us on April 19th to learn about cleaning with essential oils.

Essential Oils Relaxation & Massage - May 24th.

Blending Essential Oils - June 14th.

Essential Oils Make & Take - details to be announced - July 26th.

Essential Oils Emotional Health - August 16th.

Registration required, please call 315-649-5454.

 All sessions start at 6:30pm. Presented by Sarah Bullock.

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.

Make a Mother's Day Gift for Mom

Make Mom a beautiful necklace and card for Mother's Day.

Ages 4 to 10. Free. Saturday, May 11th at 10am. Registration required.

There are a limited number of spots, so please register early. Call 315-649-5454 to register.




Summer Reading 2019

Get ready for take off! The NYS Summer Reading Program has a SPACE theme this year! Learn about the planets, make inked chimes with Melissa Green from Stolen Moments, create crafts with Tracey Jean and of course, lots of reading! Simply choose a selection of books that interest you, keep track of what you read, attend at least 3 sessions, and earn a Barnes & Noble Gift Card! 

For children entering grades 1 to 5.  All sessions begin at 10:30.

July 9th & 23rd. August 6th & 20th.

Registration required. Please call 315-649-5454 by July 1st to register.


Inked Tile Class - Lake Scene

Wednesday, July 10th at 6:30.

The class is $40 a person which includes all of the supplies. Pre-registration is required as space is limited. Follow the links from the Lyme Free Library Facebook page or to register. Debit, credit, and PayPal payments are welcome. Presented by Melissa Green. 

Lyme Free Library Book Discussion Groups

Book discussion group

New - Friday Evening Culinary Book Club

March 29th - Chamomile Mourning by Laura Childs

 April 26th -Catering to Nobody by Diane Mott Davidson.

Starts at 6:30pm. All are invited to join in!

 Afternoon Book Club Meeting
April 30th at 2pm

Shadow Tyrants by Cussler
All are welcome!

Evening Book Discussion Group

April 16, 2019:  Orange Is the New Black:  My Year in a Woman’s Prison non-fiction by Piper Kerman

May 21, 2019:  The Orphan Master’s Son fiction by Adam Johnson

June 18, 2019:  Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine novel by Gail Honeyman

July 16, 2019:  Educated memoir by Tara Westover

August 20, 2019:  The Great Alone novel by Kristin Hannah

September 17, 2019:  Remarkable Creatures novel by Tracy Chevalier

October 15, 2019:  Peace Like a River novel by Leif Enger

November 19, 2019:  Fahrenheit 451 novel by Ray Bradbury

December 2019:  no meeting

January 21, 2020:  The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry novel by Rachel Joyce

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

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Coming Summer 2019

Needlework by the Books!

Join us on Tuesdays from 1 to 3.

Whether you knit, crochet, quilt, cross stitch, needlepoint, etc., or want to learn how, we would enjoy your company. Bring your current projects, triumphs, problems and questions. 

Hosted by Nancy McDonald.

Celebrate Shark Week with Us!

                        Join us at 1pm on Friday, July 26th to make a creative newspaper shark picture.                                   Registration required. Please call 315-649-5454.

Stolen Moments Ink Flowers Class

Participants will learn how to use alcohol ink and forced air to make beautiful flowers on yupo paper. You will make two 5x7 paintings and mat them to 8x10. The class is $40 a person which includes all of the supplies. Pre-registration is required as space is limited. Follow the links from the Lyme Free Library Facebook page or to register. Debit, credit, and PayPal payments are welcome. Presented by Melissa Green.  Friday, August 2nd at 6:30.

 Our Sweetheart  Soirée was the 

 Perfect Way to Celebrate Valentine's Day!

Thanks so much to Cathy Gallagher owner of The Cottage Bakery & Desserts by Design, her adorable grandchildren Thomas and Samantha, The Fralick's from Cape Vincent Winery, & all who attended for a lovely evening!





O'Reilly Prints Make Wonderful Gifts!

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



The prints include beautiful renditions of local landmarks in Cape Vincent, Chaumont, Watertown and surrounding areas.  Framed originals of some pictures are also available. All proceeds benefit the library! 

                    Maine Prints - Over 100 different prints, Maine Coastline, Seaside Villages, Lighthouses... Available to view at The Lyme Free Library in Chaumont during business hours.

Monday 10 to 4, Tuesday 10 to 8, Wednesday 10 to 6, Friday 10 to 4 & Saturday 10 to 4. 

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Next Meeting: April 8, 2019 at 6pm.

Victorian Holiday Dinner a Huge Success!

A special thank you to Cathy Gallagher from Desserts by Design for her hard work and professionalism in making our Victorian Dinner a fantastic experience for all! Our guests were simply overwhelmed with how great everything was from the lovely dinner, to the delicious desserts.  Cathy did a remarkable job! Her grandchildren Thomas & Samantha were a joy! A perfect event for all!  This was an amazing fundraiser for the library – we would like to thank everyone that took part and supported the library.





New This Fall!   

Books on the Bus!

This fall Lyme Central School students will have the opportunity to access books provided by The Lyme Free Library on their bus rides to and from school. Many thanks to The North Country Library System and Lyme Central School for their support!

The Lyme Free Library Board of Trustees and staff would like to express their appreciation for the generous donations from the sponsors of our Summer Reading Program. Our benefactors include: Stewart’s Shops, Advanced Business Systems, Cleveland Funeral Home, Wise Guys, Citizen’s Bank, Watertown Savings Bank, Art of Fire Lyme Heritage Center &  the Duck Out Ice Cream Shop.  With their support we were able to offer exciting events and incentives to keep kids engaged in reading and learning all summer long!

Pictures from our trip to

Art of Fire

on Point Salubrious

A special thanks to Foster & Theda!!


More Pictures on our Facebook Page!


Massey's Furniture Store Donates $928 for Children's Books!

New Books are on the Shelves and Ready to Go!

Lyme Free Library was delighted to be the first public library to receive a donation from Massey’s Furniture Barn’s Bucks for Books program. $928 were donated for the purchase of elementary-level library books. We appreciate the investment Massey’s is making in our communities!


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.



  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.             

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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