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Halloween Clay Class!

Make Halloween decorations using paper clay. Use your imagination to make a pumpkin, ghost, or monster light. Children will learn to mold and sculpt with teacher Tracey Jean. We will create clay figures on October 20th, and will paint on October 27th. Both sessions start at 6:30pm. $15 for both sessions. Must be paid in advance at the library.  Please call to register before October 17th.

Halloween Slime!

Drop by the library on Saturday October 28th between 10am and 11am to make Halloween slime to take home! For kids of all ages! Free.

Please call the library to register at 649-5454. 

Sadly, 2016 and 2017 has marked the passing of two past presdients of the Lyme Free Library’s Board of Trustees. Both Ken VanDoren and Maggie Rood guided the library board and staff for many years as board president and later as volunteers. Their leadership served as a cornerstone on which we continue to build today. We are all so grateful for their dedication to the library and commitment to our community.



  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.


Mandala Mondays - Coloring Group

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.

Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids

Join us on Friday, November 10th at 6:30 pm

to make Thanksgiving decorations.

Free. Limited class size.

Please call 649-5454 to register.

Cocoa and Cards

Tuesday, November 14

10am to 11:30 am

Enjoy a cup of hot cocoa and have some fun making two Christmas cards.

Cost is $5.00 - all supplies included!

 Books for Kids

The holidays are just around the corner and many people are looking for ways to give to others. If you want to encourage future readers, you may want to consider our books for children program. Each year the library collects new children’s books for children ages 1 to 16 to be distributed through the food pantry during the holiday season. All books must be new and dropped off at the library before December 8th. Over 1000 books have been distributed in the past due to the generosity of community members. We appreciate your support of  this worthwhile program.  


                 O’Reilly Prints Make Great Holiday Gifts!

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!

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!

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.

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

October 17th:  Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance

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

December 2017:  No Meeting


January 16th:  A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler

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!

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.

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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.

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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