The Lubec Memorial Library is open. Books, movies, magazines and computers are available for public use. Call 207-733-2491 for more information.

Construction on the Lubec Memorial Library’s new addition, which will more than double the size of Community Room, has begun. We plan to stay open during the renovation. With this addition we are looking forward to being able to provide more space for people and programs. 

Ice cores, climate change and the future of Washington County

Friday, March 31st

6:00 p.m

In the midst of ongoing discussions surrounding climate change, understanding what the future holds for Downeast Maine can be very difficult. On March 31, University of Maine researcher Dominic Winski will present his research using alpine and polar ice cores to learn more about the Earth’s climate and how that knowledge can be applied to specific regions, such as Washington County. The event will include a presentation followed by group discussion and Q&A.

What is a Seed Library?

A seed library is just like any sort of free library except instead of books and printed media, it
lends seeds of all types. The Lubec Seed Library is a collaborative effort between the Lubec
Memorial Library, the Lubec Community Outreach Center and the Lubec Garden Club.
There will be a grand opening on April 15th at the Lubec Library from noon until 2pm. A garden
club member and librarian will be on hand to answer questions to help you get started. There
will also be a raffle for a green garden trug (first prize) and two pairs of garden gloves with a
sturdy trowel (2nd prize).
Here’s how a seed library works: Anyone may take seeds to be planted in their home garden. If
heirloom seeds are planted then the hope is that seeds from those plants will be saved and
returned to the library for next year’s patrons. This year’s seed offerings have been generously
donated by several seed companies.
Seeds will be located in a small card catalogue in the front of the library along with an
instruction binder and any supplies you may need (envelopes, pens). It is set up to be self-
explanatory and self-serve. There will be flowers, vegetables and herb seeds. Only seeds are
being offered; there are no plants available.
The unique feature is that if you don’t need to plant a whole pack of seeds, you may take just
what you need. This gives many people the opportunity to try new varieties at no expense. If
you choose an heirloom variety it would be great if seeds from those heirlooms could be saved
and then donated back to the library, along with information about how well the plant did or
didn’t do in your garden, thereby adding to local garden knowledge. Or, if you have viable seeds
that you would like to donate we can accept donations also.
The seed library is a wonderful way to explore gardening with your family, try new plants and
meet your neighbors doing the same thing!
To get things started for the Grand Opening there will be a seed starting class held earlier in the
day on April 15th from 10am to 11:30am at LCOC. If you’re unsure about starting seeds at home
plan on registering for the class at www.lubecoutreach.org.

Wiggles and Giggles

Join us at The Lubec Memorial Library for Wiggles and Giggles- Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. for children ages birth on up- preschoolers, homeschoolers, babies, moms, dads, grammies, grampies all welcome.

Pysanky Eggs

Come see the Pysanky eggs on display. Pysanky is a beautiful folk art from Ukraine, where the eggs are traditionally made and exchanged with friends and family as expressions of friendship, love and good luck.

Cards handmade by Gretchen Mead for sale

to benefit The Lubec Memorial Library.

Our Library Wish List!

If you are interested in donating toward any of these items, please call, email or write to us.
Thank you!

  • Folding Chairs
  • Folding Card Tables
  • Back Door Sign