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Porter Memorial Library

OPEN — Tuesday – Friday 10am – 5pm / Saturday 10am – 1pm


The library is now open for 15 minute appointments three days a week: Tuesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. You can sign up for a time slot by calling or checking for availability on a drop-in basis. Both the upstairs and the downstairs children’s room are now open. Limit of five patrons at a time. The bathroom is currently closed except for emergency circumstances for library patrons.


Curbside Pickup Service: Starting June 2, Porter Memorial Library members can ask for library materials ahead of time and pick up their curbside order when it’s ready.

Membership and Fees Waived: If you’re not a library member, we will be happy to sign you up for membership right on the spot. All membership fees and overdue fines will be waived during Porter Memorial Library’s transition to reopening.

Contact for Curbside Service: To reach us for curbside pickup, call 207-255-3933, email librarian@porter.lib.me.us, or place a reserve online at https://porter.biblionix.com. Any book, movie, audiobook, or magazine that’s available in our circulating collection can be accessed with curbside pickup. (Interlibrary Loan, a popular service from Maine State Library, is not expected until later in the summer.)

Pickup Process: We’ll contact you when your curbside order is ready. Orders will be bagged, labeled, and placed on the library front porch during regular library hours: Tuesday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The Last Page: The Honesty Bookstore: In the back yard of the library, a book sale is now available in the shed building during library business hours Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and on Saturday, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Please come browse at your leisure. There is a green drop box to pay for your books. Prices listed at the sale, $1 for soft covers, $2 for hard covers. Masks and social distancing are required. Book donations are received on Saturdays from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Free Library Box: A Free Library Box is located outside of the library near the parking lot. Please come pick up a free family calendar and take a free book. Please wash your hands before and after handling the box and use at your own risk.