BHML is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization that provides free public library services to the towns of Boothbay Harbor, Boothbay, and Edgecomb. Donate to support BHML.

The library receives a critical 30% of its operating budget from town appropriations from Boothbay and Boothbay Harbor.

The statue on the front lawn is titled “My Story” and was created by Mitch S. Billis.

The sculpture was gifted permanently to the library in 2019.

The Library was was built as a private home in 1842 by Cyrus McKown; it became the Chapman Reed House in 1872. In 1923 the Chapman Reed heirs sold the building to the town to be a Free Memorial Library dedicated to those who gave their lives in the World War. The iconic Greek Revival front was added in 1923.

Yes. In 1977 the Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library was added to the National Register of Historic Places.


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