Tales for Tails! – Read to a Dog at the Library!

Sign up to meet our furry friend, read him a short story from our collection or yours, and soak up all of his peaceful doggie vibes. For children beginning to read independently to age 12. Reading sessions last 15 minutes per child. Registration is required. Please call 315-649-5454 to reserve a session. Limited to 1 session per child per month. Sessions run from 2:30 to 3:45. Upcoming sessions: June 12th & June 26th at 2:30, July 9th at 10:30, July 26th at 1 pm & July 30th at 11am.

Build & Fly Your Own Rocket!

Pre-flight Information & Rocket Building Session – June 28th at 6:30, at the library. Rocket Flying – June 29th at 9am. Town of Lyme Athletic Field between Three Mile Bay & Chaumont. You must have attended the Preflight Information and Building session to attend the flying session. Presented by John Rusho. $10 fee. Please stop in or call the library at 315-649-5454 to register. Ages 9 to 16.

You’re Invited to Join Our Under the Sea Tiny Art Show!

Our 2023 Tiny Art Show in was such a success that we wanted to do it again! It’s a wonderful way to showcase artists in our community of all ages and abilities. We can’t wait to see the creative ways participants use to interpret this year’s theme “Under the Sea”. Participants can pick up free grab-and-go kits containing a 4”x4” mini-canvas, paint, & a paint brush during the Month of June. Paintings are due back at the library by July 1st, and will be on display until the end of August.

Story Walks at the Library this Summer

Stop by for a fun Story Walk and then come in the library to do a related craft! The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle May 22nd to June 5th, Dog’s Colorful Day by Emma Dodd & Move Over Rover by Karen Beaumont June 24th to July 12th, Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin July 22nd to August 3rd.

Adventure Begins at Your Library! Lyme Free Library Summer Reading Program

June 15th at 12:00 – Sign Up Day – Ice Cream Social at the Library. Summer Reading Sessions: All sessions begin at 10am. July 19th – Create a Travel Journal and a DIY Compass, August 2nd – Decorate a Pillowcase for an Adventure, August 16th – Construct a Constellation Lantern, August 30th Lantern – Make a Travel Memory Board, Read 1000 minutes and attend at least 6 library programs to earn a $10 Barnes & Noble gift card. Weekly incentives for attendance. Made possible by generous grants from Stewart’s Shops & Wise Guys Ristorante.
Call 315-649-5454 to register.

Strong Libraries, Strong Communities!

The library is a gateway for information, fostering early literacy and lifelong learning for all citizens. Your support helps us continue to offer exceptional and accessible public services and programs. The continued support of library supporters like you determines our present and sustains our future. Thank You!

Victorian Tea to Celebrate Mother’s Day A Huge Success!

Special thanks to Cathy Gallagher for creating such a wonderful tea party. The food was delicious and enjoyed by all. Your generosity and kindness are greatly appreciated.

We had a wonderful time listening to Gary Walts playing beautiful classical guitar music and enjoyed viewing the artwork display by Tracey Jean and hat collection loaned to us by Judi Bates. Bill Long from Oak Tree Farm loaned us beautiful flower baskets for the porch. We are so fortunate to have such talented community members that support the library! We are beyond grateful to all who attended this fundraiser. Your support means the world to us.

Book Sale Donations

Book donations are currently being accepted during regular business hours for our Book Sale on August 10th. If you have a large number of books, please call us ahead of time at 315-649-5454 and we will open the shed for you. No text books or encyclopedias will be accepted.

Essential Oils Class – Spa Night

Learn how to use pure essential oils to make your own spa products! We will be making essential oil infused beauty serum, body butter, sugar scrub, and dry shampoo. The cost for this class is $20 and all materials will be provided. July 23rd at 6pm. Please call 315-649-5454 to register. Presented by Sarah Bullock.

Stamp Collecting 101 for Ages 12 to 16

Join Linda & Tina for an introductory presentation on stamp collecting. July 23rd at 6pm. Please call 315-649-5454 to register. “Stamp collecting” is the accumulation of material related to the payment of postage and the carriage of the mails. In addition to traditional postage stamps, many philatelists — the fancy word for stamp collectors — also collect covers, envelopes that carried mail.