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BERWICK, Maine – The Berwick Public Library will be closed on Friday December 24 and Saturday December 25

What 5G Means For You With Dr Kent Chamberlin On Video

Dr Kent Chamberlin, a member of a New Hampshire commission to investigate the health and environmental impacts of wireless radiation, recently joined us at the library to share an overview of the activities and findings of the Commission as well as the next steps to protect the public from what is known to be a real and significant threat. The video is available on the library’s blog and its Facebook page.

Library restrictions are lifted, but masks are required

The library is now open without restriction of reception capacity and the visit deadlines have been lifted. Masks are always compulsory in the building. The collection of materials at the curb remains available.

The opening hours of the library are: Tuesday, 9:30 am to 7:30 pm; Wednesday, 9:30 am to 7:30 pm; Thursday, 2:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Author interview with Chris Boucher

Author Chris Boucher joined us for a presentation on Zoom in early November to talk about his latest book, Front Pivot. It is based on his father-in-law’s diary on the Vietnam War and features excerpts from a fictional diary of a veteran of our involvement in Afghanistan. Boucher also shared his process of researching and writing the book, and provided advice for those wishing to record or perform similar experiences. The recorded Zoom conference is available through the Blog link on the library website. It should be of interest to veterans who may be looking to make sense of their own experience, children of veterans, and those with a keen interest in history or current affairs.

New ‘Ghosts From the Coast’ video with Roxie Zwicker

Mystery Maven Roxie Zwicker from Maine visited the library in October to talk about the legends, lore and mystery of the coast, from ghost ships to haunted lighthouses. The video is available through the blog link on the library website. Zwicker is the author of eight bestselling books on New England ghost stories and folklore.

New additions for young adults

New book titles include “Vampires, Hearts & Other Dead Things” by Margie Fuston, “Vespertine” by Magaret Rogerson and “Cheer Up: Love and Pompoms” by Crystal Frasier and Val Wise.

Story time with Reesie the blind dachshund

Reesie, a blind dachshund, and himself, Paul Lachance, recently visited the library to share Paul’s picture book “Reesie the Blind Dachshund”. All proceeds from this book will be donated to Guiding Eyes for the Blind, which works to enrich the lives of the blind and visually impaired by providing them with superbly bred and fully trained guide dogs. Watch the video of Reesie’s visit on the library’s blog page.


Your Berwick Public Library card now gives you access to over 20,000 comics and graphic novels. ComicsPlus can be accessed by downloading the Library Pass app.

New art exhibition

The photographs of Corey Cain of York are currently on the walls of the Berwick Public Library. Large photographs include coastal and wildlife scenes.

Bob Keyes talks about Robert Indiana

Bob Keyes talks about his book, “The Isolationist Artist: Scandal, Deception, and the Last Days of Robert Indiana,” in a new video via the library blog link. The creator of the iconic LOVE sculpture, Robert Indiana was a lonely artist who died in 2018, leaving behind grim rumors, scandal and succession mingled with lawsuits.

Firefighter story hour

Berwick Fire Department Captain Travis Doiron shares a story, talks about fire safety and protective gear firefighters wear, and shows off the fire truck in a new storytime library video. Click on the blog link on the library’s website,


Wednesdays at 4 p.m.

Lego Club

The LEGO Club meets on Thursdays at 4 p.m. Each week a different challenge.

Self Guided Hiking Factory Identification Package

Download the Great Works Regional Land Trusts and Berwick Public Library Self-Guided Summer Hiking Pack. In this packet you’ll find poetry and a plant identification guide for each of the following reserves: Grants Meadow at Beaver Dam Heath, Newichwannock Woods, and Keay Brook Preserve at Berwick.

Each reserve guide is accompanied by a description and map of the reserves as well as a poem and a plant identification guide. The plant identification guide represents 5 common plant species that can be found at the reserve. Find the link on the library’s Facebook page.

Story time

Storytime is back! Story time will be offered every Friday at 10:30 am Call the library if you are unsure whether story time will take place or not. All ages are welcome!


We have a STEM area set up in the library next to our Lego area by Young Adult and Junior Fiction Books.

New adult fiction and non-fiction books

Check the library’s website for all new titles.

free WIFI

Free Wi-Fi will remain available in the library parking lot, and digital books and audiobooks are available for download through the Cloud Library app on the library’s website. There is also a link to the Maine digital library and a link to the Stay-ay Home resources.


People who have a Portland Public Library card also have access to this downloadable collection. Research databases are available under the Resources tab of the website for students and their parents.

Video programs available on the Library Blog page:

– “Peyton Place Comes Home to Maine”, author interview with Mac Smith.

– Maine mystery writers Barbara Ross, Brenda Buchanan and Richard Cass on a panel for “Make Your Own Mystery”.

– Piscataqua Junior Ranger Fife and Drum Corps.

– “There is nothing like far away: garbage in our homes, our communities and in Maine.” “

– “What is the Maine Climate Plan?” Roger Stephenson of the Union of Concerned Scientists discusses climate change.

– “The Ship That Held Up Wall Street”, author interview with Dr Warren C. Riess.

– “Rebels in Portland Harbor!” : The Civil War Career of Lieutenant Charles Read, CSN ‘with Dr. Michael Schroeder.

– “The Arrival of Spring: Irish Tales of Mischief and Magic”, with Lynne Cullen

– “Raptors and Reptiles” with the Center for Wildlife.

– Artist interview with Thomas K. Merriam.

– Author interview with Ross Alan Bachelder.

– “Three Notable Women of Maine” with David Ramsay

– “Talking with birds: finding mindfulness and connection with nature in your garden”

– “A ‘Dam’ Fine Regiment: The 29th campaign of Maine and the Red River of 1864”

– “The great mobilization of 1841: the textile workers of Maine on strike”

– “Coyote: America’s song dog”

– “Back to Maine”, music by Bilodeau Family Music.

– Charlene D’Avanzo’s mystery series on the oceanography of Maine.

– Author Samantha Simard.

– Matthew Langdon Cost’s book, “I am Cuba”.

– Glen Johnson has a presentation on “Modern Dowsing”.

– Tom Hardiman, Guardian of the Portsmouth Athenaeum, talks about his new book, “Money Revolution and Books”.

The Berwick Public Library is located at 103 Old Pine Hill Road, Berwick, Maine. The library’s phone number is (207) 698-5737 and can be found on the web at