Lyme Free Library’s mission is to provide free library services to all members of our community. It is our goal to meet the needs of individuals of all ages and income levels. We continue to strive to improve our book collections and computer lab to enable our patrons to obtain the information needed to enhance their lives. Lyme Free Library also serves as a cultural center to our community. In addition to library services, we provide many free programs throughout the year. Fulfilling our mission relies on a multitude of resources. First there is library staff that is dedicated to providing excellent customer service, programs and library services to the community. Then there are the many patrons and volunteers that access their library and support services and programs. Finally, The Town of Lyme, The Village of Chaumont, and the businesses and organizations that recognize the importance of a Public Library and partner with us to bring the high quality of programs and services to the community. It is a pleasure and an honor to partner with each and every one of them! Without your continued support, we would not be able to achieve our goals.
Happy Holidays From
The Board of Trustees & Staff of The Lyme Free Library!
Simply choose The Lyme Free Library as the non-profit you would like to donate to, and a portion of the sale will be forwarded to the library.
O'Reilly Prints Make Wonderful Holiday Gifts!
The prints include beautiful renditions of local landmarks in Cape Vincent, Chaumont and surrounding areas. Christmas Special $15.00. Give as is or frame for an extra special gift! Framed originals 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. Closed on Friday, November 23rd.
Christmas Break Programs
Snowy Day Fun!
Wintertime stories, crafts and fun!
For children ages 4 to 10. January 4th at 1pm.
Guest Reader Mrs. Joanne Faulknham!
Please call 315-649-5454 to register.
Make a Snowflake Bracelet
Make a pretty Snowflake Bracelet to give as a present or keep for yourself!
For children ages 5 to 10. Friday, December 28th at 1pm
Please call 315-649-5454 to register.
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.
Snowy Owl in Juniper Bush Sip and Paint
Join us on Friday, January 25th from 6 to 8pm for a painting class with Lynette Lundy.
The 20″ canvases are pre-coated with the base colour so you don’t have to wait for paint to dry! Lynette pre-sketches the design so you won’t stress out. $40 per painter. Painters can register & pay online with credit cards to reserve seats. No walk-ins. Seats are only reserved after payment is received. Please register at sipandpaintaway.com and pay by January 20th. Class held on January 25th at 6pm. Snowdate Friday, February 1st.
Celebrate Your Family’s Love of Reading & Make a Valentines Craft
Stop by the library at 10am on Saturday February 2nd to celebrate “Take Your Child to the Library Day”
and make a special Valentine’s Day craft. Free. Please call 649-5454 to register.
Essential Oils Make & Take!
Make hand cream, oatmeal bath salts & room spray as gifts for your family & friends! $5 per item. All ages.
Registration required, please call 315-649-5454. February 8th at 6:30pm.
Presented by Sarah Bullock.
Lyme Free Library Book Discussion Groups
Culinary Book Club?
We are looking to start a new group that would meet once a month on Friday evenings. Food related books and stories with recipies to make and share. If you would be interested in participating, please call the library at 315-649-5454.
Afternoon Book Club Meeting
Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty
Born a Crime memoir by Trevor Noah
January 29th at 2pm.
Evening Book Discussion Group
February 19, 2019: The Birth of Venus novel by Sarah Dunant
March 19, 2019: Notorious RBG biography of Ruth Bader Ginsburg by Irin Carmon
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
NCLS LAUNCHES NEW
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.
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 lymefreelibrary.org.
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 lymefreelibrary.org, scroll down and click on the TumbleBook Library Button.