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JAY-NILES MEMORIAL LIBRARY

 

 

 

 

JAY-NILES MEMORIAL LIBRARY

HOURS
Monday-Wednesday 3-8p.m.
Thursday & Friday 12-5
Sat 10-3
(Closed Saturdays during  July & August)

Telephone:  (207) 645-4062
Email: thoke@jaynileslibrary.com

The Library is located on Route 4 in North Jay, next to the Jay Fire Station

 

Circulation Policies:

  • The Jay-Niles Library is free to all inhabitants of the town of Jay. 
  • To obtain borrowing cards one must register at the library and show two proofs of residency in Jay.  
  • Out-of-town residents may obtain borrowing cards for a fee of $15.00 per family.
  • All books, magazines, large print books, and music CD's may be borrowed for two weeks at a time. 
  • Videos and DVD's may be borrowed for up to three days.  Library materials may be renewed over the telephone. 
  • All Reference Room materials may be used in house, only. 
  • We offer photocopying services for $ .20 cents a page and computer downloads to the laser printer for $ .50 cents a page.
LIBRARY STAFF
Library Director  
Tammy Hoke
Assistant Librarian
Pat McDonald
Children's Library
Priscilla Pineau
Circulation Clerk
Joyce Cunningham
Library Aide 
Deb McGrane

Library Director Tammy Hoke

Pre-School Story and Craft Time
Begins in the fall- call for more information
( Open to all youngsters who enjoy being read to)

Dynamic Summer Reading Program
Our Summer Reading Program starts mid-June and runs for 6 or 7 weeks

Adult Book Club
Call for schedule

The library also offers an Out-Reach Program where reading materials are delivered to shut-ins.  If you or someone you know is housebound for health reasons we will deliver and pick up reading materials to those who request it.  Please call the library to set up delivery times with the Head Librarian.

The Library is closed all Federal and State Holidays.

OUR LIBRARY, THEN AND NOW
In 1917, the Niles family of North Jay, had the Jay-Niles Memorial Library built in memory of their parents, Veranus and Mehitable Niles and in honor of their sister, Eliza.  It was built for approximately $ 50,000 and housed about 1,000 books. Today it houses over 33,000 items and is worth in excess of $ 1,000,000 dollars.

In 1918, for the sum of $ 1.00 and other valuable considerations, the Niles family sold the library to the town of Jay and its' inhabitants, to be used as a public library.

Today, Jay-Niles Memorial Library is a small, progressive, public library housing a collection of over 33,000 items, including books, audio books, videos, DVD's, music CD's, large print books,magazines, a reference collection and other materials.  It is a very active and social library circulating over 53,000 items a year to over 21,000 visitors.

The library houses 6 public computer terminals with internet access, one computer terminal dedicated to access of the library's collection and two terminals for circulation.  The library has been fully automated since 1995.


For more information about library programs and happenings please call the library at 645-4062.

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Town Office Hours:
Monday Tuesday and Friday 8-4 Wed. noon - 4 and Thursday 8 -5


Phone: 897-6785 Fax: 897-9420
Email: joffice@jay-maine.org
340 Main St
Jay, ME 04239

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