Monday 4:30-7:00 pm
Wednesday 2:00-6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00-2:00 pm
Come Visit Your Library!
The Brown Memorial Library has so much to offer to all who come in – free computers, free wi-fi connectivity, a lovely building filled with books, books and more books! Why buy your books when you can borrow them for free? Stop in and visit our Children’s Room, the Teen Reading area, Adult fiction and non-fiction, and look through all of the books on historic Maine. Ask about our children’s and adult programs – there’s always something NEW going on.
Get a Library Card or 2
It’s as simple as filling out a short form to get a library card. Just show us proof of your local address and we’ll do it right up for you. But there’s more – you can apply for a free card to the Portland Public Library right here at Brown Memorial Library. It entitles you access to so many databases (like newspapers, magazines, genealogy) and even downloadable books from the Portland Library collection. So what are you waiting for??
The historic Brown Memorial Library, Located on Route 113 in Baldwin, Maine, was incorporated on May 14, 1907. The one-story wood structure, circa 1908, was built in the Tudor Revival style. The children of Cyrus S. and Mary Burnham Brown presented the library to the association as a memorial to their parents. The lot was a gift of Gen. Charles P. Mattocks. Since being incorporated, the library has been the benefactor of many generous gifts from several Baldwin residents including, Dr. Richard F. Chase and the Pierce family. Donald T. and Helen Flint donated the funds for an addition in 1982 .
A quaint library, it is also home to the Baldwin Historical Society (BHS) and many local historic artifacts and books. Not only the books of old but also recent publications. The BHS maintains a wealth of Baldwin related displays and genealogical research information. For young and old, for Baldwin history buffs, or for tracking down ancestors, the BHS is for everyone. The BHS room is open for visitors on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month from 10AM to 2PM or by appointment. Please call 207-625-8946 to schedule an appointment. The BHS accepts funding donations, documents, and artifacts related to Baldwin, its families, and its past. The BHS meets every 4th Wednesday of the month at 7PM in the Brown Memorial Library Community Room, new members are always welcome.
Some people may think that the small town library is inadequate for their needs, but what surprises is the capabilities of the Brown Memorial Library. If you’ve never stopped in, please come visit us and we’ll give you a personal tour!
Nestled in the foothills of Western Maine, is the rural town of Baldwin. Centered between the White Mountains of New Hampshire and The City of Portland, Maine. Baldwin is full of down home community pride, and most families here, find it to be a wholesome environment to raise families. When visiting Baldwin you will find active churches, an active grange organization, the Whistle Stop Convenience Store, two post offices (East and West Baldwin), as well as three volunteer fire departments. That is not all you will find. In East Baldwin, at the only traffic light in Baldwin (it flashes), you will be at the intersection of Route 113 and Route 11. Nearby is the water tower, an easy landmark to spot and guide you. At that same intersection you will find the Brown Memorial Library.
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