Porter Memorial Library

Public Hours:

Tuesday – Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS: The library is seeking applicants for Construction Manager at Risk (CMAR) services for the construction of the new addition. The addition will provide accessibility between its two-floor levels. Prospective Construction Managers are expected to prepare a written statement of qualifications to be received by the Library no later than Tuesday, July 16th, 2024 at 2:00 pm. Further details are outlined in the following PDF.
RFP for Construction Management Services for Addition to PML

IMPORTANT NEWS: Libraries all over the state of Maine are experiencing a major hiccup with interlibrary loans. Normally books loaned between libraries travel on a delivery van, but the State is currently negotiating a contract for a new van delivery provider. The interlibrary loan service is currently on hold, but please take full advantage of the selections we have on the shelves at Porter Memorial Library, and explore what the Cloud Library has to offer. (06/05/24)

Reading Resource Area: For young learners who may be dyslexic or otherwise delayed in their literacy efforts. Young learners now have a designated private space in the children’s library area where they can read aloud and practice writing skills.

1-on-1 Computer Help: Available on Fridays 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Saturdays 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Sessions are 30 minutes. Sign up at the front desk or call 207-255-3933 or email librarian@porter.lib.me.us

Curbside Pickup Service: Porter Memorial Library cardholders can ask for library items ahead of time and pick up their curbside order when it’s ready. Call 207-255-3933, email librarian@porter.lib.me.us, or place a reservation online at the Porter Memorial Library Catalog. Curbside orders are bagged, labeled, and placed on the library front porch Tuesday to Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. We will let you know when your library items are available for pickup (please ensure the contact information we have on file for you is up to date).

Used Book Sale: Located in the back yard at 92 Court Street, The Last Page Honesty Bookstore, Porter Memorial Library’s used book outlet, offers a fresh-air browsing experience for book lovers who appreciate a bargain. The Last Page is open for business from April to December (opening and closing dates TBA).

Used Book Donations: Donations are accepted by appointment. We love your book donations and appreciate your understanding when it comes to resale value. Print and media items that are difficult to sell include any item in poor condition (damaged, dirty, smelly), text books, magazines, Readers Digest Condensed Books, and encyclopedias. Thank you for making our used book sale one of the best.

Library Swap Box: The Library Swap Box is located outside the library near the parking lot. Choose a free book to take home with you, or leave one you no longer want!