Kids Summer Reading
Sign Up Begins Monday, June 5th
Summer Reading 2023 is for kids from birth – age 12. Use the Lithgow Beanstack app to win badges as you track your summer reading progress. And don’t miss each week’s Summer Reading Program! Click HERE for more details!
Lithgow Library’s first-ever
Perennial Plant Swap
Saturday, June 3rd 9-11:30am
Looking to change some perennials, or thin out your beds? Consider donating plants to our first-ever perennial plant swap. Plants may be dropped off on Friday the 2nd, between 9-5, or the morning of the swap. Please have them labelled and in a pot. For every plant you donate, you will receive a ticket to choose a plant(s) from the other plant offerings. This event is rain or shine and will take place outside the library, adjacent to the parking lot. Note: this swap is for perennials, not annuals!
Chris Van Dusen | Author Talk
Wednesday, June 7th at 4pm
Acclaimed children’s author + illustrator, Chris Van Dusen, kicks off our Summer Reading programming at Lithgow Library. Join us in the Community Meeting Room as Chris gives a reading, discusses his work + signs books. All ages are welcome!
Winthrop Area Handbell Ringers Spring Concert | Wednesday, June 7th at 6:30pm
The Winthrop Area Handbell Ringers return to Lithgow with a variety of music, ranging from pieces written for handbells, like Rondo Passacaglia, to familiar favorites such as Phantom of the Opera, and a version of Rock of My Soul, which is played entirely on mallets. This concert will take place in the Community Meeting Room.
This concert, like all Library programming, is free and open to the public.
Lithgow Library Book Club
2nd Wednesday of the month at 6:30pm in the Community Meeting Room
Join Lithgow Library’s Book Club for its monthly discussion. Click HERE for details on upcoming titles + dates.
Friends of Lithgow Library
Summer Concert Series
Mondays at 6:30pm on the Lawn
Bring a chair + a picnic and enjoy free concerts on the Library front lawn. In case of rain, concerts will move into the Library Community Meeting Room. Sponsored by the Friends of Lithgow Library.
Go to Adult Programming for more info.
- June 26th | World Famous Grassholes
- July 10th | Sweet Wednesday
- July 17th | The Blenders
- July 24th | Marc Black Presents Boppa Chua!
- July 31st | Dunlap Highland Band
Lithgow is a Read ME Library!
Wednesday, July 12th + August 9th at 6:30pm
Lithgow Book Club will participate in this summer’s statewide community read, sponsored by the Maine Humanities Council, Maine State Library, + Maine Writers + Publishers Alliance. The 2 titles, chosen by Maine author, Colin Woodard, will be the Lithgow Book Club selections for July + August. The book club meets the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 6:30pm in the Library Community Meeting Room. Go to Adult Programming for more info.
Adventure 365 Challenge 2023 for Adult Readers
Ongoing through December 2023 on the Lithgow Beanstack Reading App
Readers 18-and-older can log their reading throughout the year (2023) and earn badges. Those reader who complete their year-long challenge will receive a prize in December.
Your Reading Adventure Awaits!
Career Help at the Library
Fridays, 10am – 1pm
Need help finding a job? Free help is available! A Career Center consultant will be at the Library’s Community Meeting Room to assist your job search needs. Bring your questions and ideas to this drop-in session for expert help.
Augusta Age-Friendly Committee
First Tuesday of Every Month at 5:30pm
The City of Augusta is a member of the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities which is an institutional affiliate of the World Health Organization’s Global Network of Age-Friendly Cities & Communities. The local group seeks to implement new programs to make the community more age-friendly. If you want to share ideas or want more information, attend one of the monthly meetings in the Library Community Meeting Room.
Lithgow Cribbage Club
Every Friday 1 – 4:30 pm
Enjoy a fun time with other local cribbage players at the Library in our Community Meeting Room.
This program is free, and players of all ages and abilities are welcome. Boards, pegs and cards are provided.
Reserve a Museum or Park Pass
The Library offers Lithgow cardholders passes to several Maine museums + parks. Click HERE to browse the list + reserve your pass. Be sure to check hours open, visitor requirements and pass details.
Augusta COVID Vaccination & Testing Availability
For COVID vaccine & testing information, including links to free COVID rapid self-tests, click HERE.
For Maine CDC information about COVID treatment, click HERE.
Lithgow offers mobile hotspots for home Internet
Do you have a device like a laptop, a tablet, or a phone, but no Internet at home? Lithgow now loans mobile hotspots so you can have wifi at home. Click HERE for FAQs.
Lithgow Library is there for you in-person + online
Lithgow continues to adapt to these changing times. The building is open and most in-person services are available.
Some services, such as programming, may be offered as either an in-person/virtual hybrid, or as online only.
Masks are encouraged for those not vaccinated/boosted or who want to use them in a public setting. Masks are available if you need one. If you are compromised or have special needs, please phone us (626.2416) to discuss how we may accommodate you to meet your library needs.
If you can’t make it to the library building, Lithgow offers a variety of ways to serve you:
- Phone us (626.2415)
- Email a librarian (email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Live Chat (quick reference chat on our homepage)
- Free Public Wifi (Lithgow_Public) is available during business hours, password-free from our parking lot & library grounds
- Online Resources available through our website (check out Hoopla, CloudLibrary, DigitalMaine, & other streaming & online resources), participate in a virtual program, or access a number of health, community, youth, adult & small business resources to keep you informed, educated or entertained.
Request + pick up your titles curbside!
- Use the Minerva online catalog to find the items you want & place an online request
- Or phone to have a librarian help you find & reserve the items you want
- We’ll notify you when we have the titles in-hand and they’re ready for check out
- When you’re parked in our lot, phone us (207.626.2415)
- Wait in your car while we place the items in a bag on the table outside the front door
- Once the staff has returned to the building, pick up your order