Winter Weather Days

Be sure to call the library at 596-0022 before venturing out to the library on days when there is considerable snow to be plowed. Our parking lot may be cleared but our volunteers may not be able to get out of their driveways so it's best to check. We will not consider books overdue if we're closed, and you won't be charged a fine.

In the meantime, on days when you head to the store to stock up for an upcoming storm, don't forget to stop by the library and stock up on books to keep you company while you're snowed in. They don't require any power, except if you want to stay up late to finish a good one- then you'll need that trusty flashlight under the covers!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Wow - as you can see above, we have some terrific new books this month...lots of adult mysteries, Christmas books, Newberry winners.... come check them out.

If you have a favorite author, or series, and there's a book you've heard about and don't see in our catalog, call us, email us, or drop by and let us know.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Autumn Brings Fun and Change

Not only are the days getting shorter, and colder, but the library is changing too. This month we're featuring
  • More new books - be sure to see the slide shows on the side - we have everything from pasteboard books for the wee ones, to brand new best sellers for adults.  We have an especially plentiful batch of new books for Young Adults.
  • Extended hours.  We continue now to be open Mon, Wed, and there's no excuse not to stop by.
  • NEW COMPUTERS....some of the fastest and bestest in town!  These computers are from your generous support of the library at our book sales, and the last of the MBNA grants.  They are awesome, fast, and ready for you to come in and do research, write a paper, do your Christmas shopping on line, look for a job, map out your trip home, or just stay in touch with out-of-town friends by email.
  • In addition, don't forget our wireless network (WI-FI) is available 24/7 from the library parking lot. (we've heard tell some people can even pick it up over at the Keag!)
  • The Monday afternoon Knitting group is getting into high's your chance to finish up some of those projects you've been neglecting, while you enjoy a pleasant chat and cup of tea with your neighbors.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Histo3-The Schoolhouse Reader

If you missed Chuck Jacobs' great program on August 9, showing us what the Little Red School looked like in the old days, we have an autographed copy available to circulate. Chuck has also donated several signed copies to be sold for $2 each to benefit the Library and the Historical Society.

This little booklet is a gem. The research Chuck put into this is fantastic, and there are some really awesome facts. So here's one to whet your appetite:

In 1863, South Thomaston has 12 school districts and 651 pupils enrolled. If you'd like more facts like this, come into the Little Red Schoolhouse on Monday, Wednesday or Saturday and get your copy.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Mystery Lovers - Look what's new

If you are a fan of mysteries, our latest additions have several books to interest you:
  1. The 8th Confession by James Patterson - the 8th of the popular Women's Murder Club series.
  2. The Book of Old Houses, by Sarah Graves - a Home Repair is Homicide Mystery
  3. The Concrete Blonde by Michael Connelly - another Harry Bosch episode.
  4. Just Take My Heart: A Novel - Mary Higgins Clark writes again.
  5. The Lovers: A Thriller - John Connolly - A Charlie Parker thriller.
  6. Plum Spooky - a Janet Evanovich "Between the Numbers" Novel.
  7. Run for your Life -James Patterson again - this time with Michael Bennett.
  8. Single & Single -John Le Carre - an earlier thriller recently acquired.
  9. Spare Change - Robert B. Parker - Sunny Randall detective story.
  10. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde Robert Louis Stevenson's Classic - part of the Great Illustrated Classics series.
Don't forget, we're open Mon 12-3, Wed 2-7, and Sat 10-2, so come by and check one out. You can reserve by emailing us at, or phoning 596-0022 and leaving a message,(we'll you the next day we're open) or by leaving a comment here--it would really help if you left your email so we could get back to you.

Monday, July 13, 2009

New Arrivals

Welcome to South Thomaston Public Library's Keag Books, our way of keeping you up-to-date on what's new to our shelves. Each week, we hope to feature a new children's offering, highlight something appealing to young adults, and get the word out on what's been added to the adult collection.

We welcome your suggestions, and comments. If anyone is interested in reviewing books from our shelves please let us know. We'd love to hear from yu