About the Library

The Thomaston Public Library is housed in the Thomaston Academy Building, at 60 Main Street in downtown Thomaston. The library, incorporated in 1898, has had several homes over the years, and five years ago underwent a major renovation. The library has about 25,000 books, movies, magazines, newspapers and children's materials available to be checked out. We have free access to 8 computers and wireless access to the internet throughout the building. Come visit our Community Living Room today to meet with friends, curl up with a good book, or sit and read the paper. We hope to see you soon!

  • Items in collection: ~25,181
  • DVDs in collection: ~1,306
  • Children's Items in collection: ~8,571
  • Public Computers Available: 8
  • Senior Citizen / Student Library Card / Thomaston Resident - FREE
  • Out of Town Library Card - $15.00
  • Summer Resident Library Card - $7.00
  • Wireless Internet: Available on all floors
  • Book Circulation Period: 21 Days
  • Movie Check out Period: 7 Days

Renewal Policy: You can renew as many times as needed, provided the item is not requested by another patron.

Late Fees: None! We only ask for a donation to Ye Olde Conscience Box

Visit the History page to read about the 100+ year life of the Thomaston Public Library. A comprehensive chronology created by Library Friend Alice Dashiell can be found here.

Library Staff

  • Ann Harris, Head Librarian - headlibrarian@thomaston.lib.me.us
  • Jocelyn Callaghan, Interlibrary Loans & Circulation Coordinator - tpl@thomaston.lib.me.us
  • Joanna Hynd, Assistant Librarian, Children's Dept. - childrensdesk@thomaston.lib.me.us
  • Alex Nimon, Tech Coordinator - animon@thomaston.lib.me.us
  • Blake Donaldson, Library Assistant
  • Judy Hines, Library Assistant

Library Board of Trustees

Since the Library was founded in 1898, members of the Thomaston community have served as Trustees to manage its operation. Currently, eight people serve on the Board of Trustees, leaving one open seat. The current Board of Trustees consists of:

  • Janet Bosworth, chair
  • William Dashiell, vice chair
  • Greg Hamlin, secretary
  • Kay Sylvester
  • Linda Kruger
  • Harold Willey
  • Karen Clarke
  • Patricia Smith

Interested in joining the Board?

Board members are appointed to terms measuring anywhere between one and three years, and meet every other month or more often as needed. Board members are very active in the Library's operation, including the drafting of the annual appeal and budget, major purchases or renovations, grant seeking and fund raising, and personnel issues.

Friends of the Library

Friends of the library

The Friends of the Thomaston Public Library: standing, from left to right: Shirley Hamlin, Alice Dashiell, Lysbeth Andrews, Jeff Carty, (treasurer). Seated, left to right: William Dashiell, Amanda Shortall (secretary), Mei Ling Cheung, Erika Pfander, Davene Fahy. Not pictured: Marla McGeady (president), Dena Davis, Janet Bosworth, Mimi Zwick, and Patty McDonald.

Join Us

Are you interested in helping the Thomaston Public Library fulfill its mission of providing a safe and comfortable place for people of all ages to find informative and entertaining materials, free of cost?

The Friends of the Thomaston Public Library is a 501c3 Non-Profit fundraising group, dedicated to helping the library continue to provide free materials and programs to the Thomaston community.  Their generous support pays for many of the programs and items you see at the library.

For annual dues of only 50 cents, you can join this group and become a part of the Library.  The Friends organize fundraising events and manage the Hallway Bookstore, help out at library programs, and are an integral part of the library.

For more information about how to join this group and start helping the Library today, contact the Friends of the Library president, Marla McGeady, at mmarlajane@msn.com, or call the Library at (207) 354-2453.

The Friends' Hallway Bookshop

hallwaybooks

The Hallway Bookshop occupies the corridor between the main library and the children's library.

Prices

  • Hard cover book: $3.00
  • Recycled Library Book: $1.50
  • Trade Paperback: $1.00
  • Mass market Paperback: $0.50
  • Children's Hardcover: $0.50
  • Children's Paperback: $0.25
  • DVD/Music CD/Audio Book: $1.00
  • VHS/Audio Book on cassette: $0.50
  • Items on the Cream of the Crop shelf are priced individually.

Librarian Reports

Click to open a PDF version of the monthly reports from the Thomaston Public Library. You need Adobe Reader to open a PDF. Don't have Adobe Reader?  You can download it for free from here.