Library open house to showcase renovation progressDedication of Historical Society museum planned
Lincolnville — The Lincolnville Library will host an open house at its new quarters on Route 52 Saturday, Oct. 26, from 3 to 5 p.m.
The event will allow people to see the progress at the old schoolhouse that is being converted for use as a library, said Sheila Polson, chairman of the library committee and volunteer librarian. The annex, which will contain a bathroom and library work room, is now under way, she said, and insulation has been installed.
The well was cleared out Oct. 10, Polson said, and was found to have a good flow of water.
Polson said she hopes to have at least one exhibit in the Historical Society's open air museum sheds adjacent to the library for the open house. Also on that day, the museum will be dedicated to the memory of Jackie Watts at 4 p.m.
She expects the library will move to the new facility before the first of the year, with volunteers driving the 2,000-plus volumes from the temporary quarters at the former Grampa Hall's building to the renovated schoolhouse. Not all of the books that have been donated have been processed yet, but Polson thinks there will be room for some new books after the move.
The library committee plans to have the building staffed 12 to 15 hours a week with volunteers, she said, starting the beginning of January. She added that some 200 people in town have contributed in one way or another to the library project.
"It's amazing how it's really brought people together from all parts of the community."
Courier Publications reporter Sarah Reynolds can be reached at 236-8511 or by email at email@example.com.
Sarah E. Reynolds is a reporter for the Camden Herald.
Sarah E. Reynolds has been a reporter and writer for more than 20 years, winning awards from the Maine Press Association and other professional organizations. She loves to read, hike and play word games.
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