Summer Activities, 2019:

Our children’s programs are all on Wednesdays starting at 4pm at the library:
July 3 – Airplane model craft
July 10 – Rocket launch with Tara Marble from Cooperative Extension Service
July 17 – Universe mobiles
July 24 – Galaxy slime
July 31 – Space Stations, including cookie moon phases, gravity drip, and craters.

Other summer programming starts on Monday July 8th, at 6:30 at the library – Maine author Ed Rice will be here to talk to us about Louis Sockalexis, the first-known Native American to play professional baseball, and who wound up being a civil rights icon representing the Penobscot Nation and the state of Maine.  We’ll have refreshments, please join us to learn about this amazing Maine historical figure.

Start thinking of stories you want to share – our 3rd annual Stories From the Metroplex will take place on Tuesday, July 16 at 7pm, at the Mt. Vernon Community Center.  Bring us a brief story from your own life, oddities like amusing recipes or postcards or letters, or an old family history story.  We love to hear it all.  There will be some refreshments.  Join us, we have some amazing storytellers in our midst!

And, our 20th (give or take) annual Community Poetry Reading will be on Thursday, August 8, at 7pm at the Community Center.  Join us to read or recite a favorite poem to us, listen to what your friends & neighbors share, and of course, enjoy some refreshments to end the evening.  We’ve had people read poems in various languages, classic pieces, children’s poetry – all of it is inspiring, amusing, & heartening.

The Dr. Shaw Memorial Library is located at 344 Pond Rd (Rt. 41),

                                              (Mailing address:  35 Demariano Rd.)

Mount Vernon, ME 04352

Library Hours

Monday 3-6pm

Wednesday 9am-12 and 3-7pm

Saturday 10am – 3pm

The library usually closes on days school is called off due to wintry weather. Please call ahead on those days as we may open up if the weather improves.  We also close at 5 pm on Nov 23 and Dec 24 and are closed on Memorial Day and July 4, and Christmas and Thanksgiving . Otherwise you’ll find us there!


Telephone – 207-293-2565

Email – DrShaw@shaw.lib.me.us

Mailing address -35 DeMariano Rd. Mt. Vernon, ME 04352