The Appleton Library


  • Saturdays, 10-1: Library and Bookstore tables open. Masks required.
  • Curbside pickup: Tuesday 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. and Thursdays 5:30 - 7 p.m. 

Click here to request a book for curbside pickup. You can also contact us at or (207) 785-5656. 

We've suspended our Bottle Drive for the remainder of the winter. Thank you for all of your donations! 


Let's share our recipes!

Since we will not be able to do the Souper Supper this year, how about sharing some recipes of favorite soups we’ve enjoyed over the years? Volunteers are willing to collect your recipes and publish a cookbook to benefit the library.
We need your recipes! 

Please send your favorite soup recipe(s) to:

Or drop off a copy at the library dropbox. 

Feel free to include stories about your soup: where you got your recipe, what you like about your recipe, or anything else you want to tell your friends and neighbors.

Thank you and happy cooking!

Black Voices Book Club

Join us in a group reading and discussion of these two important books! We will begin with Bernadine Evaristo's Girl, Woman, Other, which won the Booker Prize in 2019, followed by Ibram X. Kendi's essential text, How To Be An Antiracist. The book club will begin in Februrary. If you're interested in participating, contact Hillary at 
Have you read a good book lately? Or an awful one you want to spare others from? Looking for something new but not sure where to look? We have a new Book Recommendations page on our website where you can share your reading experiences with our library community! 

New Arrivals

New books have just been added to our collection. They include: 

Black Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse
Creatures by Crissy Van Meter
Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover
The Only Good Indians by Stephen Graham Jones
Promised Land by Barack Obama
Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki
Voyage of the Morning Light by Marina Endicott

Anxious People by Fredrik Backman
Beheld by Tarashea Nesbit
Dead Are Arising: The Life of Malcolm X by Les Payne
Eleanor by David Michaelis

Homeland Elegies by Ayad Akhtar
Shuggie Bain: A Novel (Booker Prize Shortlist) by Douglas Stuart
Piranesi by Susanna Clarke

We have an opening on the Board of Trustees starting in January 2021 for a three-year term. The board generally meets once per month, currently by Zoom. If you would be interested in joining the board to support the library, contact our chair, Margaret Wilson, at

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2916 Sennebec Road, Appleton, Maine 04862

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