Portland Library Cards, Snowshoe Raffle Winner, and Holiday Hours


Holiday Hours: We will be closed for Christmas Thursday, Dec. 25th and Saturday, Dec. 27th.  We will also close on New Year’s day, Thursday, Jan. 1st.
We will be open on Dec. 30th if you need to satisfy your reading addiction (ahhhh, those vacation days, perfect for curling up with a good book!)

Did you know….? You can get a Portland Public Library card right here in our little town library!  This is their regular library card which will allow you to access all of their audio books, e-books, as well as going in and checking out their vast collection of books!  For more information on what is required to get a card, check out this Portland Public Library page.  Come on in and see Amy for your card!

We have a winner!!  The winner of the snowshoe raffle is Zeke Parent!!  Congratulations Zeke!!  Thank you to all who participated in this raffle!



Weather Closures

The library is closed today, Saturday, Dec. 6, due to the weather conditions.  

There are several ways you can find out if the library will be closed:

  • call the library and listen to the phone message
  • visit our Facebook page (be sure you are visiting the page with current information)
  • visit our webpage (you are here!)
  • watch for information on news channels WCHS-6, WMTW-8, or WGME-13

Looking for Volunteers

volunteers needed

Have you ever considered becoming a volunteer at the library?

We have a few openings right now to work along side the Library Director

  • Tuesday nights from 4-6pm during the winter months (until about May, but that can be flexible).
  • Saturday mornings from 9-11am or 11-1pm
  • In January we will have an opening for every other Tuesday night from 6-8pm.

We are looking for anyone who would be willing to do whatever is needed.  Because we’re a small library and mostly volunteer-staffed, the job description covers everything from checking books in and out, shelving books, cleaning, etc.  This is a great opportunity to meet others in the community and find out about great books and authors.

We’re also interested in having a list of substitute volunteers we can call on when a “regular” volunteer can’t come in (we keep a schedule handy, so we know when people will be on vacation or have prior commitments)

Please contact Amy if you are interested.  Thank you!!

New books coming in!

Have you been in to check out the changes made here at the library?  We now have a whole shelf dedicated to new release and new-to-us books!  And today I’m adding to that shelf!

Shots Fired by C.J. Box
Robert B. Parker’s Cheap Shot (A Spenser novel) by Ace Atkins
Robert B. Parker’s  Blind Spot (A Jesse Stone novel) by Reed Coleman
The Blazing Star (Dawn of the Clans #4) by Erin Hunter

Also, on Saturdays, come on in and enjoy a fresh, hot cup of coffee…FREE!!  And there’s plenty of books and comfy chairs to enjoy with that cup of coffee.

Time to renew your library cards!

Wow, time has flown!  We have spent the spring and summer months working on logging all of our books into an online catalog.  There are still lots of tweaks to be made, but we’ve now begun handing out new library patron cards.  These cards have a bar code on them and will not require a yearly renewal.  They are also FREE!  The library board of trustees passed a vote to do away with the 50 cent charge for patron cards.  All this “newness” also means that volunteers (as well as the library director) are having to get used to a new system.  As we go ahead, things may seem a little slow but I think we’ll all get the hang of it and it is going to reap huge benefits!  One of those is that you can now view our online catalog from anywhere and see if we have the book you want, if it’s checked in or out at the moment, and, if it’s checked out, you can put a hold on it…..all from the comfort of your own home (or wherever you are when accessing our catalog)!!!  The link for the online catalog will be permanently added to our webpage, but for the sake of this post, I’ll include it here: West Buxton Public Library Online Catalog (and when it asks for library name and password, you just need to enter the name: WBuxtonLibrary) So feel free to check it out and please bear with us as we make all these new changes!