Hollis Center Public Library

Current Announcements

The Hollis Center Library Association's Annual Meeting will be Monday, April 29th at 6pm.



April 29, 2019

Held at the Hollis Center Public Library

  • Call to Order
  • Secretary’s Report
  • Library Director’s Report
    • Presented by Caroline Nickerson
      • Highlights include: new hours of operation (Item “5a” in Board of Trustees’ Report); series of monthly collaborative craft programs with Salmon Falls Library for all ages that started in October 2018; digital photography program for third-fifth grade students (and homeschool equivalent) (Item “3e” in Board of Trustees’ Report); over 50 interlibrary loan requests since May 2018
      • Potential family movie nights upstairs with movie license
      • Plan to have volunteer training event in Fall 2019
  • Treasurer’s Report
  • Board of Trustees’ Report/Budget
  • Unfinished Business
    • Maureen’s Retirement
      • Plaque for children’s room saying “The Maureen Cole Children’s Library”
    • Maintenance list with target dates
      • Have fire department check fire extinguishers; patron notified Librarian about recall on older models
      • Replace sticky pads on ramp
      • New shades: Librarian decided no need for them
    • Garden/homestead day idea
      • Local older girl scout troop might be interested in helping
      • Contact Buxton garden club
    • Update on paving the parking lot (Item “1d” in Board of Trustees’ Report)
    • Update on the potential sale of the Hollis Center Public Library’s land
  • New Business/Public Input
    • Rearranging of the library (Item “1e” in Board of Trustees’ Report)
    • Fundraising: online auction, upcoming book sale on May 18, 2019
      • Item “2” in Board of Trustees’ Report
  • Nominating Committee’s Report
  • Elections
    • Hollis Center Library Association
      • President Heather Sullivan (2019-2021)
      • Secretary Elaine Beattie (2019-2021)
      • Treasurer (2019-2021)
    • Board of Trustees
      • Chairperson Angela Mackie (2018-2019)
      • Trustee Heidi Lynch (2018-2021)
  • Membership Dues
  • Adjournment

The Hollis Center Public Library will be having a book sale/bake sale/craft/vendor fair, as well as a raffle, on Saturday, May 18, from 10am-2pm. (The rain date is Sunday, May 19, from 10am-2pm).

If you are a crafter or vendor, you may call Heidi Lynch at (207) 391-9727 or email her at lynch_heidi@hotmail.com to reserve a space. We are also allowing people to sell their own yard sale items.

Spaces are $20 for a 6 foot table space, and you may also set up an easy-up type tent. (Tables, chairs, and canopies are not provided by the Library). Please send payment to: Hollis Center Public Library, P.O. Box 119, Hollis Center, ME, 04042. Space fee is nonrefundable.

We kindly ask that all crafters and vendors donate an item of their choice to the raffle, and that people selling yard sale items bring their unsold items home with them.

We are looking for 1 vendor per home sales (for example, 1 Scentsy and 1 Tupperware). Spaces for vendors are first come, first serve, and payment should be received by the Library no later than 3 days after reserving a spot. Otherwise, the spot goes to the next vendor who sells the same goods. (For example, if there are 2 Scentsy vendors who are interested in reserving a space, but the Library hasn't received the first Scentsy vendor's $20 payment within 3 days of reserving the space, the 1st Scentsy vendor forfeits his or her space and the second Scentsy vendor may reserve the space if desired).

We look forward to working with you!

As of today, April 10th, 2019, the library's restroom is back in use!

The director was notified today, March 20, that the Hollis Center Public Library was the write-in winner for the Bangor Savings Bank Community Matters More Grant! The library will receive $1,000. To everyone who voted, thank you so much! We greatly appreciate your support.

Do you like books and organizing?

Become a volunteer at Hollis Center Public Library!

Volunteers are essential in helping the Library provide the best services and materials to the community.

Help out for an hour once a week, an hour once a month, or even just a half hour every couple of months. Any amount of time is most appreciated!

The library adopted new hours that started August 6, 2018. The library is now open:

  • Monday 9:30am-12:30pm, 3-7pm
  • Wednesday 2-7pm
  • Friday 10am-2pm
  • Saturday 10am-4pm

The STEM program for homeschool kids will no longer be happening. We are still exploring the idea of a Facebook message board so the instructor can post lessons and the students can voice their questions. Stay tuned for a possible book club for homeschoolers in the fall.

Additional volunteers are always welcome! Check out the volunteering section on the Services & Information page.