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Saturdays, July 6th through August 31st, 10:00 AM-1:00 PM

25 Church Street, Weld, ME 04285

Library Director: Wendy Ames

Mailing Address: PO Box 120 Weld, ME 04285

207-585-2439

[email protected]

HISTORY

The beginnings of the library date back to 1903, when $18.00 was raised at a girls softball game and used for the purpose of starting a library. The library was originally housed in Sumner Houghton’s home, with his daughter Madge being the first librarian.

The Weld Free Public Library Association was organized in 1905, giving Weld the distinction of being the smallest town in Maine with a library. The library then moved to a small wooden building rented from Mr. R. Gorham Dummer for $1.00 per year.

Weld Public Library Historical Photo

At some point the building was expanded as seen below.

Weld Public Library 1905

In 1930 the library moved into it’s present location, a brick building presented by Mrs. Maurice Forster, and Paul and Carolyn Sanborn. When the building was completed, it was named “Weld Memorial Library”. The original plaque can be seen to the right of the front door.

Weld Public Library 1930

Recent photo of the Weld Free Public Library.

Weld Public Library 2023

There are three monuments in front of the library to honor the men and women who served in WW1, WW2, Korean, and Vietnam Wars.

Weld Public Library Monument WW1
Weld Public Library Monument WW2
Weld Public Library Monument Korea
Weld Public Library Memorial Vietnam

Events

Services

Technology

The Weld Public Library offers free WiFi, and has two computers and a printer for patron use. The WiFi is accessible from outside the building. There is free computer and smart phone help on Tuesdays from 3:00 – 5:00 pm beginning September through May with Board VP Paul Haberstroh. For important technology issues, he may be reached at 207-418-1967. Computer and Internet Policy here.

Weld Public Library Computers

Children’s Area

The Library has a dedicated children’s area with an excellent selection of children’s books and activities. Please check the Library Events Page for upcoming children’s events.

Weld Public Library Childrens Area

DVDs

The Library has an extensive selection of DVD Videos and Audio Books for Patrons to check out. There is also an excellent selection of Children’s videos.

Weld Public Library DVDs

Food Bank

The Weld Library offers a 24/7 accessible Food Bank for anyone to share. The library accepts non-perishable food donations. If the Food Bank box is full, please bring food donations inside the library during regular open hours.

Weld Food Bank

Support

The Weld Free Public Library and the Board of Directors thank you for visiting our new website. We are very proud and committed to the important and valuable services we bring to the community.

The Library is a nucleus for the town, especially for our seasonal guests. Weld is a very small town, yet our goal is to provide the same level of services of a Library that has substantially more resources than we do.

With the numerous exciting events we are providing this summer and early Fall at the Weld Free Public Library, we are asking for a little help.

We are raising funds for the Children’s Summer Reading programs, and some much needed indoor and outdoor space upgrades for your safety, comfort, and convenience.

In all, we are trying to raise $5000 for the costs for these programs and upgrades. We are hoping that you will help us out and use our new, secure, donate button below.

If you don’t feel comfortable donating online, you are welcome to mail a check to: Weld Free Public Library, PO Box 120 Weld, Maine 04285.

Any amount helps! Please donate if you can!

Please reach out to the library at 207-585-2439, or in person, or by email for other ways to support the library. Volunteering is an excellent way you can help! We always need volunteers for various fun activities and events!

Check out our Wish List for every day needs that would really help the Library!

For book donations please call the library during open hours.

The library accepts non-perishable food donations for the food bank located in front of the library next to the book return. If the box is full, please drop off items during open hours. During the Winter, please bring food items into the Library.

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WFPL is Sorry for the Inconvenience & Short Notice of this Happening.

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WFPL will do it's best to continue to provide our materials to our patrons.

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Thursday, June 20th @ 10 a.m. is our first Summer Reading Program Date.

Please Join Us for Some Summer Reading Fun!

Please Call the Library @ 585-2439 with Any Questions.

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