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Dixfield is the 147th Town in the State of Maine
Located in Western Maine, County of Oxford

  Enacted: 1795 Incorporated: June 21, 1803
  Population 2010:2500 Ht. Above Sea Level: 417'
  41.66 Sq. Miles 26,662 Acres
  Water Customers: 583 Sewer Customers: 566
  Tax Payers: 1193 Individuals  
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Celebrating 200 Years
  Bordered by: Webb River, Carthage, Jay, Canton, and Androscoggin River
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Ludden Memorial Library

 

 

Ludden Memorial Library
42 Main St.
PO Box 805
Dixfield, Maine 04224
Phone: 207-562-8838
Librarian: Margaret Malley
email: peggy.malley@ludden.lib.me.us

Welcome to Ludden Memorial Library, established in 1939 with monies from the Verdurina Ludden Trust Fund and conveniently located in the heart of downtown Dixfield.
Hours:
Mon-Friday: 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Saturdays: 9 am - 12 noon (Sept. - May)
Children's Programs: Storytime; Summer Reading Program; Public Room; Genealogies and Town Histories Collections;
Young Readers Group (Middle School thru High school) that meets monthly on Wed. evenings at 6:00 p.m. Internet Access

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Pre School Storytime

Our Pre- School Storytime program has started back up. We will be meeting every Monday from 10:30 – 11:30...we will be reading age appropriate books...doing a fun craft and enjoying a healthy snack. Pre- School Storytime follows the same schedule as the schools in our area...if school is cancelled...so is Storytime. Thank you for putting this in the Check It Out area...so it will run weekly. If you have any questions, please call the library at 562-8838.


Ludden Memorial Library has decided to adopt an Army Unit in Afghanistan. There will be a display at the Library, and pictures of the troop that we have decided to collect for. Some of the most commonly requested items items are: BEEF JERKY / SLIM JIMS POWDER DRINK MIX (Gatorade, Kool-Aid, Crystal Light) SUNFLOWER SEEDS & PUMPKIN SEEDS TUNA & CHICKEN SALAD (in foil pouches, or ready-to-eat kits (no cans) PROTEIN POWDER & PROTEIN BARS Lip Balm Eye Drops Q-Tips Baby Wipes A full list of items will be posted in our display at Ludden Library. Any monies collected will help to pay for the shipping. Please support our soldiers and visit Ludden Library and donate to a wonderful cause. Thank you for putting this in your newspaper.....it is greatly appreciated.....any questions, please call 562-8838.
Sincerely,
Catherine Leonard

 

Services
• Library cards are available free to residents of Dixfield, Canton, and Carthage. Peru residents may purchase a library card to use the library. The price of a library card for non-residents is $25.00 per adult and $10.00 for students and seniors over the age of 55.
• There are eight public access computers available. Two were received as a grant from Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
• Interlibrary loans open to our patrons the collections of thousands of libraries.
• Reference services are provided by the staff on a time-available basis. We have a good collection of local material for genealogical or historical research and we welcome questions from "away".
• Search for titles via the Minerva Online Catalog. Check out the new Library Anywhere mobile friendly site.
• We are also a member of the Maine Infonet Download Library. If you have a Ludden Memorial Library card, you can visit this site
and explore the growing collection of downloadable Audiobooks and eBooks! Use your library card barcode to download titles to your personal computer, transfer them to portable device, or burn selected Audiobooks onto a CD for listening on the go.


Online Universities and Colleges in Maine
This resource is a compilation of every online college program offered in Maine that is offered full and part time. I’ve checked through it and I think it would be very useful for anyone contemplating higher education. Click here.

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Programs
Summer Reading Program in June and July open to all.
• Pre-school story time open to all preschoolers in our service area. This program runs during the school year.
• We also have an adult reading group that meets every first Wednesday of each month.


Collection
• Our collection includes current and classic fiction for children and adults, non-fiction with an eye toward local readers, documentary and classic film videos, books on cassette, and an assortment of current periodicals.
• We also have a collections of DVDs and books on CD.

New Arrivals

Click below to view our new arrivals:

March, 2014
February, 2014
December, 2013 & January, 2014
October, 2013
September, 2013
August, 2013
July, 2013
June, 2013
May, 2013
April, 2013
March, 2013
February, 2013
October, 2012
September, 2012
August, 2012
June, 2012
May, 2012
April, 2012
March, 2012
November, 2011
October, 2011
September, 2011
August, 2011

 

PRE-SCHOOLERS HELP LOCAL ANIMAL ADOPTION AGENCY

The children of Ludden Memorial Library’s Story Time collected items for Marsha Mckenna’s Kennel. Catherine Leonard is the Story Time coordinator. The children in the picture are: Shaylee, Mitchell, Molly, Allie, Brianna, Emma, and in the back row is Micah, & Georgia.

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ONE FISH, TWO FISH...

Ashley Hussey of Dixfield was the winner of the Dr. Seuss “One Fish Two Fish...” contest. She had the closest guess to the number of fish in the goldfish bowl. There were 940 fish in the bowl.

Photo of One Fish, Two Fish Contest Winner

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Twenty and children ten adults enjoyed an ice cream party on the lawn at the library for the last day of Story Time on May 21st. Story Time will resume again in the fall after Labor Day.  
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Photos From 2012 Summer Reading Program
 

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Town of Dixfield
PO Box 808
46 Main Street
Dixfield, ME  04224-0808
(207) 562-8151


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