Library News!


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!


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Autumn Chalkboard Painting Class!

Join us this fall for a unique chalkboard painting session with Lynette Lundy.   You may pick your choice of “Maple Leaf Pumpkin” or “Bittersweet Vine Pumpkin.” We pre-sketch the designs so there is no stress!  $45 per painter includes all supplies and refreshments.Your choice of big 24″ and 20″ chalkboard canvases.  All painters must register and pay in advance with PayPal to reserve seats.   No walk-ins. September 26th at 6 pm. Visit to register.

Fall 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 October 12th and return to paint them on October 19th.  Both sessions start at 6pm. Cost: $15 per person for both sessions. Payment must be paid in advance at the library by October 5th.  Please call 315-649-5454 to register.

Regi Carpenter Halloween Story Time!

October 20th at 10am.

For over twenty years Regi Carpenter has been bringing songs and stories to audiences of all ages throughout the world. Join us for a entertaining morning filled with scary (but not too scary) Halloween stories. Don’t miss this one -  Regi’s extremely talented – tremendous fun for kids of all ages!

Automotive Model Collecting Workshop

For almost as long as horseless carriages have been carrying people through our city streets, model cars have captured the thrill of automobile technology in miniature form. Built to scale in great detail out of materials like wood, resin, tin, steel, cast iron, and plastic, collectible model cars run the gamut from the commonplace to the exotic. Workshop topics to be covered: Why collect?, Scales, Costs, Building plastic or multi media kits, Commercial diecast/resin, completed models, Sources, Display & storage. Presented by John Rusho. October 23rd at 6:30.

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October 17th 6pm - Cooking with Oils

October 26th - Toxin Free Home

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


Presented by Sarah Bullock. Please call 315-649-5454 to register


Creating Cards with Char

Char Dwyer will be offering adult card making classes on the third Tuesday of each month at 10:30 AM. Each participant will create 2 high quality cards for $5.00. All materials will be provided (if you have a favorite adhesive, please bring it along). Come to one class or all of them.  $5 per class. Please RSVP 1 week before class date to the Library at 315-649-5454.

O’Reilly Prints Make Great Gifts!

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

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!

Pictures from our trip to

Art of Fire

on Point Salubrious

A special thanks to Foster & Theda!!


More Pictures on our Facebook Page!

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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.


Holiday Books For Children

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 2500 books have been distributed in the past due to the generosity of community members. We appreciate your support of this worthwhile program. 

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!

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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.   If you are unable to make it on Monday, stop in anytime and use the libraries materials.   

Book Discussion Group


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!

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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!

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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