Thank You Boothbay Region Businesses!

A very special thank you to all the individuals and businesses who donated goods and services in support of the Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library. 

Through your generosity we raised over $3,000 dollars to support lifelong learning, free access to information, and the welcoming public space in which to explore the past and propel the future. BHML is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, and has been able to serve the Boothbay Region since 1924 through support of community members like you.

In no particular order (because it’s not library books!) we thank the following businesses and individuals, and highly encourage folks patronize these library supporters!

6/29: Summer Reading Kick-Off!

Summer Reading Kick-Off

Summer Reading Kick-Off 2021

Tuesday, June 29, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm on the library lawn.

Featuring Chewonki @ 11:00am!


Get ready to explore the world through reading! Join us on the library lawn for a day of learning and fun and hopefully sun. Everyone is welcome and we’ll have activities for the whole family.

Summer Reading Passports for Kids

Say ‘Cheese!’ Get your picture taken for your Summer Reading Passport. We will have a special station where you can show off your pearly whites for your passport photo. After your passport is issued, you can start reading and earning prize ticket and special treats!

Adult Summer Reading Bingo

Adults can join in on the summer reading frenzy, too. Grab a Summer Reading Bingo card, then head to the library to start scoping out your reads for the summer.

11:00am-12:00pm—Chewonki: Fins & Flippers

Come learn and explore! Join our friends from Chewonki for a special program called Fins & Flippers. We’ll learn about all sorts of marine mammals and get to see real whale bones…how cool! Please arrive for this event early as we will have a check-in table for contact tracing and special social-distanced seating on the lawn.

Bubbles and Chalk

Help us decorate the Children’s Garden driveway with sidewalk chalk art. We’ll also have the bubble machine blowin’ bubbles all day! Plus, we’ll have Bubbles and Chalk as a recurring event all summer long on Thursdays from 11:00am-12:00pm 🙂

Windjammer Wee Mateys events

Ahoy Wee Mateys! As many of you already know, BHML Summer Reading Kick-Off coincides with Windjammer Days. Check out some of their fun events planned for the same day and throughout the rest of the week.


Please note: although CDC restrictions have been constantly changing throughout the country, we understand that not all of our Summer Reading participants are able to be vaccinated for Covid-19, particularly our Wee-est of Maytees. In order for all attendees to feel comfortable and safe, masks will be required at this event. Thank you for your understanding and your continuing compassion for the health and safety of others.


Chewonki Rain date:  Friday, July 2, 10:00am

BHML Silent Auction – Closes 6/5!

Plant SaleLooking for some early summer excitement?

Load up on plants at the BHML Plants Sale on Saturday, June 5, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM.
Then you can brag to your friends that your garden is not only beautiful, but it also supports free public library services, democracy, and lifelong learning!

You can also bid on local goods and services in the Silent Auction.
Bid for the chance to take a private tour of Bigelow Lab, go on a lobstering adventure, take a trek with alpacas, enjoy a massage… or passes to Dolphin Mini Golf, Boothbay Harbor Country Club (regular-sized) golf, a trip to Monkey-C-Monkey-Do…

All proceeds from the Silent Auction and the Plant Sale support the library…which supports the community!

Silent Auction closes Saturday, 6/5, at 8:00pm

Good Luck & Thank You!

BHML Silent Auction is Live!

Plant SaleDear Friends,

The Plant Sale Silent Auction is live: Click here to get bidding!

Endless thanks our energetic solicitors and generous sponsors who made it possible to offer this rollicking smorgasbord of goods to bid on from food, fun, and wellness to — of course — mulch!

BHML is a people powered power library (aka 501(c)(3) nonprofit) so bid high and bid often! Our mission is to create a welcoming space in which to explore ideas, foster community, and nurture individual growth through open access to the tools to learn, dream, connect, and do.

Bidding closes on the evening of the Plant Sale Saturday, June 5 at 8:oo PM.

Good Luck!

PS: BHML opens for browsing Wednesday, May 26. Masks are still required; we will revisit as the season progresses.

5/27: Grow with Google: Make Your Website Work for You

Grow with Google: Make Your Website Work for You

Thursday, May 27, 12:00 pm-1:00 pm online via virtual webinar

BHML is partnering with Grow with Google (again) to offer free community programs so you can learn how to make the most popular search engine in the world work for you.  Look out for more events like this as we continued to invite the Google down to the Boothbay Region!

Join our presenter, Sixcia Devine, in learning how to create a search-friendly website that drives user action and supports your goals. Whether launching a new website or sprucing up an old one, this workshop will help.

RSVP for this FREE workshop


BRHS: Senior Salute!

Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library extends its heartfelt congratulations to the seniors of 2021!

You are stepping out into the world during uncharted times.  As a small gesture to you trailblazers, we invite you to the Library between May 12 and graduation to roam through the stacks and select a book to hold your name. Be it fiction, nonfiction, a favorite children’s book, or book with a red cover because that is your favorite color, stop by BHML and get to know your hub for lifelong learning. The people’s university, from which you never graduate! Where everything is free! 🙂

Library Hours:

Tuesdays 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Wednesdays 9:30 AM – 7:00 PM
Thursdays 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Fridays 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library

4 Oak Street, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538

Question, give us a call: 207-633-3112

Can’t make it before graduation? Don’t worry, we’ll be here (hopefully) forever! Please come at your convenience.

5/17: Grow with Google: Sell Online with E-Commerce Tools and Google

This event has been postponed. Please check back for more information about a reschedule date and for more upcoming Grow with Google workshops.


BHML is partnering with Grow with Google (again) to offer free community programs so you can learn how to make the most popular search engine in the world work for you.  Look out for more events like this as we continued to invite the Google down to the Boothbay Region!

Grow with Google: Sell Online with E-Commerce Tools and Google

Monday, May 17 11:00 am to 12:00pm online by virtual webinar – RSVP for this FREE workshop

Are you a small business owner with an online store? Are you thinking about venturing into the world of e-commerce?

Then this workshop is for you!

Join our presenter, Sixcia Devine, in learning how to use E-Commerce Tools and Google to sell things online.

Learn how to sell your products online. We’ll walk through listing your products for free with Google My Business and Merchant Center. And we’ll show you one way to sell on your website, using an E-Commerce store built with Shopify. Plus, learn about more helpful tools to stand out online, such as Local Opportunity Finder and Grow My Store.

In this workshop, we’ll:
-Discuss the Products tab in Google My Business
-Introduce Google Merchant Center and the basics of creating a free account and a product feed
-Show you set up an E-Commerce website using Shopify

RSVP for this FREE workshop

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

May is National Asian-American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. We recognize all of the amazing Asian-American and Pacific Islander authors who add their unique voices to the world of American Literature.

To celebrate, we’ve put together a bookshelf with some choice titles from our BHML collection by Asian-American and Pacific Islander authors. Check them out (pun intended)!

My Year Abroad
Gold Diggers
Speak, Okinawa
A Tale for the Time Being
On Earth We
The Sympathizer
A Different Pond
The Lowland
Kinder Than Solitude
Little Fires Everywhere
Rich People Problems
The English Patient
Goodbye, Vitamin
The Island of Sea Women
Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982
Total Meditation
To All the Boys I
The Kite Runner
The Midnight Library
The Bad Muslim Discount
A Place for Us

Message from LincolnHealth

A message from LincolnHealth about the recent uptick in positive COVID-19 tests:


Lincoln Health

Help Us Spread the Word About Vaccine Availability

We are writing to you after an extremely busy week of COVID-19 testing at LincolnHealth. Unfortunately, we have experienced a record-setting week of positive COVID test results (36 cases overall).

The common thread tying these cases together is the lack of vaccination in those who tested positive. It has become crystal clear that this vaccine works, and for the health of all concerned, we need your help in encouraging all eligible Lincoln County residents to be vaccinated as soon as possible.

Our COVID-19 vaccination clinic at the Boothbay Region YMCA has been doing great work, with more than 20,000 overall doses delivered to those age 18 and up since late January. Unlike the early days of vaccination when vaccine demand far exceeded supply, we’ve seen an increase in open appointment slots and a high number of patient cancelations and no-shows. This is not unique to Lincoln County – all MaineHealth clinics have available appointments this week.

On behalf of our vaccination team, we ask you to help spread the word about the availability of scheduled vaccination appointments as well as walk-in opportunities.

The best way for people to make an appointment remains visiting where they can choose the best time and location across the MaineHealth system to get the vaccine. At this time, there are no waitlists. Those who are uncomfortable using the internet can call 1-877-780-7545.

Those age 16-18 can get an appointment at the MidCoast Hospital clinic in Brunswick by clicking here, as it is the only clinic nearby administering the Pfizer vaccine recommended for this age group.

The clinic at the Boothbay Region Y now offers walk-in appointments Monday through Friday from 8:15 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. In addition, walk-ins are also available Wednesday, May 5, from 4:15 to 6 p.m., and Saturday, May 8, from 8 a.m. to noon. On Friday, May 14 the clinic will close at 11:45 a.m.

People must be over age 18 and should bring a photo ID and an insurance card if they have one. There is no charge for the vaccine. We also are working with local agencies to provide free transportation to assure getting to the clinic is not a barrier. To schedule a ride, people should call 207-633-1915 or email

We know the best chance to put COVID-19 in our rear-view mirror is to increase the number of people who are fully vaccinated. While the results in Maine are better than most states, we still have some work to do.

Thank you in advance for your partnership and support.


Tim Fox, MD
Chief Medical Officer

Cindy Wade, RN, MHA

6/5: Plant Sale

Plant Sale

BHML Plant Sale Fundraiser

Saturday, June 5 from 9:00am to 1:00pm

–> Silent Auction is now live! Bid from May 24 until June 5, 8:00 PM.

Turn all of your plant dreams into a reality at the BHML Plant Sale! We missed you in 2020, but we’re back to make sure you have all the plants your heart desires. Join us on the library lawn for a day of fun, sun, and plants for everyone! We’ll have perennials, vegetable seedlings, herbs, shrubs and popular house plants for you to add to your garden collection.

Plus, you will have the chance to bid on amazing things at our silent auction! More information about the auction and a preview of auction items to come.

Your best gardening hat and most floral attire will be encouraged! All CDC Covid-19 guidelines including masks for all attendees and social distancing guidelines will be required.

In addition to our great array of plants, there will be a silent auction with of donations from local vendors including experiences for the whole family. Click here to view the items and bid! Auction is open from May 24 until June 5, 8:00 PM.

Donate plants and boxes to the plants sale!

BHML gratefully accepts annuals, perennials, and house plants to sell at our sale. To donate to the plant sale, please hold on to your plants until June, and drop them off at the library on June 4. Please remember to label your plants. Also, if you have boxes to transport plants home from the sale, please bring those too! Call Sue at 350-3127 with plant donation questions. Call Bonnie at 633-4203 with questions about the event.

Garden flea market!

A garden flea market request folks clean out their garden sheds, basements and garages for garden related items in good condition they no longer need and donate them: tools, garden art, birdhouses, decorative containers, creative garden objects, birdbaths. Please contact Bonnie at 633-4203 for more information about donating items to the garden flea market.


All proceeds from the Plant Sale benefit the library, which benefits the community!