Appleton Library, 2916 Sennebec Road, is now open on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Patrons are asked to follow the library guidelines: no more than five people may visit the library at one time; face coverings are required; hand sanitizer utilized upon entering; and maintain a distance of six feet. The community is invited to stop by to browse new books, use the public computers or peruse the book sale table.

Summer may be almost over; however, there is still time to encourage young readers for a chance to win a Kindle. Young patrons of Appleton Library can sign up and complete one of the 2020 virtual reading challenges through Beanstack before Sept. 7. There are reading challenges for picture book readers, early readers, and chapter book readers. Check out Appleton Library's Facebook page for a storybook reading by Kate, one of our volunteers. Kate read “Westlandia” by Paul Fleishman.

Curbside service is still available for pickups on Mondays from 10 a.m. to noon, Thursdays from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Patrons can request items three ways: complete the Curbside Request form on the website:, email:, or call the library at 785-5656.

The community is encouraged to show support for the Appleton Library Bottle Drive by dropping off bags of bottles and cans.