April Update on Library Services Available During Closure for COVID-19:

To be in compliance with the Governor’s Stay Healthy at Home order, we have now closed our “curbside service” for distributing books.  We miss you all, this was such a difficult decision!  We will continue to check our emails (DrShaw@shaw.lib.me.us ) and our phone (293-2565) on Wednesday mornings 9-11AM, so if you have questions or need information about any topic, please leave us a message or email anytime during the week, and we’ll see if we can help.  Be well, everybody.  We hope to see you as soon as possible.

With our local students beginning Remote Learning soon, they may need access to the internet to see their assignments.  Our Wifi is always on, and even though we aren’t currently open, you can access it while sitting in your car in either our lower or upper parking lots (or, as the weather improves, from George’s Porch). 

Online Resources that might help during social distancing have been moved to the Research tab along the top of this page.  Hover your cursor over that tab and select “Links to research sites” by clicking on it.


Current information on filing taxes, from the IRS:

On the IRS website:
"The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service are providing
special payment relief to individuals and businesses in response to the
COVID-19 Outbreak.* The filing deadline for tax returns remains April 15,
2020*. The IRS urges taxpayers who are owed a refund to file as quickly as
possible. For those who can't file by the April 15, 2020 deadline, the IRS
reminds individual taxpayers that everyone is eligible to request a
six-month extension to file their return."

Temporary Closing in Order to Protect Public Health:

.The Dr. Shaw Memorial Library will now be closed until further notice, due to statewide concerns regarding COVID-19. We will not be open for our usual hours, and all library-sponsored groups (Yarn Cooperative, Writing Group, Book Group) are suspended.  We are working on plans to provide some services to our patrons, and will let you know via our Facebook page and website when we have those in place.  We will be checking our phone and email on Wednesday mornings, if you need to communicate with us.  Our contact information is:

Phone:  293-2565
Email:  DrShaw@shaw.lib.me.us
Website:  https://drshawlibrary.org
Facebook:  Dr. Shaw Memorial Library

We are currently putting some links onto our Facebook page with fun or educational activities for children or families.  Also, you can check one of the Little Libraries around town for possible reading material.  If you need access to wifi, ours is on at all times, and you can sit in your car in our parking area, or you can sit on George’s Porch near the main entrance, and access our guest account.  If you are a patron of our library, you can also go to the Maine State Library website and sign up for their Cloudlibrary, which has many ebooks and audios to lend.  Use your four-digit patron number at the top corner of your library card as your ID for that resource.


Some groups that meet regularly at the library:

Book Group meets on the 3rd Monday of each month, from 2-3pm. For information, please contact Bernadette Gleichenhaus at 293-2912.

The Yarn Coop meets on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of every month, from 1-3 at the library.  Bring a project to work on, share supplies, and you can learn as you grow.  Contact Amy Jajliardo for information:  jilrdomom@gmail.com, 685-0201.

The new writers group (right now we are calling it Writers of the Metroplex, till someone comes up with a better name) meets intermittently, usually once a month on Wednesday afternoons at 3:15. We usually post the upcoming meeting on the Dr. Shaw Memorial Library Facebook page. Come join us, bring a brief piece of writing, and introduce yourself, we’ll be glad to share our own efforts and ideas with you.

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

Summer Hours:
Monday 3-6
Wednesday 9am-1pm and 3-7pm
Saturday 9am-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