Library News

Summer Raffles!

The Lyme Free Library has two summer raffles taking place! One is our winner takes all raffle which includes: A Pampered Chef casserole, books, thermos & cups, decorated metal shelf, stuffed animals, kid’s toys, and lots of summer fun items. This raffle supports children’s programming at the library and is on display at Citizen’s Bank. The second raffle features individual baskets. Baskets include: A Keurig K-Cup Brewing System, Crock Pot slow cooker, garden supplies, candles, wine baskets, books, nautical items, gift cards and much more! The baskets are on display at the library.

Art Work for Art & Antique Auction

Lyme Free Library is now accepting works of art, antiques... for their annual Art & Antique Silent Auction to be held this summer. Items may be dropped off at the library during regular business hours. A special thanks who all who have supported our auction in the past! 

Artful Antics

Local Artist Tracey Kraft will be offering a Summer Art Camp For Kids under 12 years of age at the library this summer! Classes will run from July 6th to August 24th, on Mondays from 4 to 6 pm. Sessions will include painting, masks, dreamcatchers, and working with canvas, wood and paper.  Single class:$15, All 8 Classes: $100 (paid in advance) , 4 Classes $50 (paid in advance). For more information email Tracey at To register email Tracey or call the library at 649-5454. 

Art of Fire Glass Studio Offering Classes in Chaumont This Summer!

Foster Holcombe and Theda Hansen will be offering glassblowing at their glass blowing studio on Pt. Salubrious this summer. The Beginning Glassblowing course is designed to provide you with the basic introductory skills necessary to complete simple vessels.  No previous glass working experience is required. For more information and to register, please contact Foster and Theda at:, or call 301-253-6642.  Follow us on Facebook at

Girl’s Night Out – Mixed Media Art Class

Mix, Mingle and Paint at Girls' Night Out!  You will be guided through a variety of mixed media techniques to complete a one-of-a-kind take away project. Girls' Night Out is about experimenting with new techniques, finding your own artistic voice and having fun in a relaxed environment without the pressures of a technical class. All materials are provided. $20 per session. BYOB. Over 21 only. All levels welcome. Tracey Jean, instructor. June 18th. *Please Note - New Time! 6-8 pm. Pre-registration is required. Call 649-5454, or email: to register. GNO classes fill quickly and there is a waiting list. Be kind- if your plans change, please give 24 hour notice so we may give your place to someone else.

Stone Houses of Jefferson County

Book to be released April 2015. Presentation at Lyme Free Library on July 11th from 1 to 3pm.

Jefferson County, New York, has one of the richest concentrations of stone houses in America. As many as 500 limestone houses, churches, and commercial buildings were built there before 1860. Some of the buildings are beautiful mansions built by early entrepreneurs, and others are small vernacular farmhouses. Some are clustered together; others dot the countryside near limestone outcroppings. Embedded in the fabric of each building are the stories of its location, its maker, and those who have lived there. Lavishly illustrated with almost 300 photographs, this volume highlights eighty-five stone houses in the region. 

Subscribe to Lyme Free Library RSS