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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. See shopping on Amazon class below.

Holiday Card Making for Kids

Get a head start on your holiday cards by making several personalized cards of your own! We will provide all the supplies to make your very own cards to send out this holiday season. Just bring your creativity! Registration is required for this program. To register, please call 649-5454. December 9th at 6pm. Free. 

Build Your Own Snowman Class for Kids

Artist/Instructor Tracey Jean will guide participants through the process of building a snowman with unique features and personality. This is a two part workshop. Participants will sculpt their snowmen out of paper clay on Dec. 2nd, and return to paint them on December 16th. These adorable snowmen make wonderful holiday gifts! Both sessions start at 6pm. Cost: $10 per child for both sessions. Credit Cards accepted the night of the class. Please call 649-5454 to register.

Looking for a Unique Holiday Gift?

Look no further! Lyme Free Library is offering prints by Local Artist James O’Reilly for just $20. Paintings feature The Chaumont Hardware Store, The Wallace Barn on Pt. Salubrious and The Chez Heron Banquet Hall as well as scenes of Sackets Harbor, Amish life and country scenes. We also offer book bags with a sailing scene, local histories and “Around Three Mile Bay” by Elaine Bock.

Holiday Raffle Baskets

Lyme Free Library is now selling tickets for 5 unique holiday gift baskets. Choose from 3 Christmas baskets, a Christmas train, and a Valentine’s Basket. Tickets are $2 each or 3 for $5. Drawing December 16th.

New Books by Local Authors!

Local Author Robert Egby describes geospirals and other mysterious phenomena in his latest book, Chasing the Cosmic Principle: Dowsing from the Pyramids to Back Yard America. He will be showing pictures and talking about his book in a special presentation at the Lyme Free Library on Wednesday, November 9th starting at 6:30 p.m.

Local Author Margaret Nagel’s new book The Adventures of Brother Arcadius and Pangur Ban is now available on Amazon! A born scholar with a passion for learning and poetry, earnest young Dubliner Brother Arcadius doesn’t quite fit in with his brutal and bloodthirsty 9th-century era. But he’s fortified by his intrepid Irish spirit, and by an unexpected ally–a homeless cat that he’s rescued and named Pangur Ban. Pangur is not your ordinary cat. Along with being a mouser like no other, he has a knack for turning up in moments of crisis to lend a helping paw, or clarify situations with a timely yowl. It’s a good thing, too. For when Arcadius and Pangur arrive at the faraway Alpine monastery of Spiritus Sanctus, where Arcadius is to be the new assistant librarian, it soon becomes clear that this place will be no restful haven. Book signing this summer!

Jefferson Community College Classes at the Lyme Free Library this Fall!

Digital Photography

Bring your digital camera and USB cord to this workshop to learn about the basics of digital photography. Learn to take indoor and outdoor photos, upload and edit your photos to print or share on social media. This is a class for beginners or those with a bit more experience. November 4th – 6 to 8 pm. $35. Please call JCC at 786-2385 to register.

Pencil Drawing

Enroll in this basic class and learn the fundamentals of sketching and basic drawing techniques in a fun, laid back format! The topics covered will include, the components of a picture, hard and soft lines, basic shading, blending and layering, as well as smudging. Bring pencils and sketchbook to this workshop. Ages 11+. November 18th - 6 to 8 pm. $35. Please call JCC at 786-2385 to register.


Big Library Read, facilitated by Overdrive, is a reading program through your library that allows everyone to check out the ebook at the same time with no waiting.  This program is free through your library with your library card. This Is Where It Ends is told from four perspectives over the span of 54 minutes.  Terror reigns as one student's calculated revenge turns into the ultimate game of survival.

Free Computer Classes

The North Country Library System offers workshops on various computer topics. Each class is a one-time workshop held at The Lyme Free Library. All workshops are free! Please call 649-5454 to register. All workshops start at 10:30am.

Advanced iPad

Now that you’ve mastered the basics, learn more about Siri, apps, Facebook, emailing and internet browsing. 

October 28th – Advanced iPad

Nov 18th - Shopping on Amazon 

December 9th - Basic Internet

Jan 9th - Cloud Computing - iCloud, Google Drive, and Microsoft OneDrive.

Coloring for Calm & Creativity

Coloring books are not just for kids! The process of coloring has been shown to be stress-reducing, calm-inducing, and joy-producing - for people of all ages. Are you curious about this new trend? Join us at our first Adult Coloring Group Get Together on August 2nd!  All supplies and coloring pages provided, but feel free to bring your own coloring books, markers or pencils! Held every Tuesday at 1pm. Free.

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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.

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Board Meetings

 The Board of Trustees of Lyme Free Library meets on the second Monday of each month.

 All meetings are open to the public. Changes will be posted in the Library and on our web site

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.

Book Discussion Group

Book Talk, our book discussion group meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 7pm. Open to all - Please join us!

October 18, 2016: Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann

November 15, 2016: Infidel by Ayaan Hirsi Ali

December - No Meeting

January 17, 2017:  Await Your Reply by Dan Chaon

February 21, 2017:  Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

March 21, 2017:  When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

April 18, 2017:  The Madonnas of Leningrad by Debra Dean

May 16, 2017:  A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

June 20, 2017:  The River of Doubt by Candace Millard

July 18, 2017:  Station 11 by Emily St. John Mandel

August 15, 2017:  H Is for Hawk by Helen MacDonald

September 19, 2017:  Inside O’Briens by Lisa Genova

October 17, 2017:  On My Own by Diane Rehm

November 21, 2017:  The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe

December 2017:  No Meeting

January 16, 2018:  A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler

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

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.

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 6:45 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 2016.

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