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2018 Schedule of Events

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Online Magazines are now being offered

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CEF and Plattsburgh Library are offering an incredible selection of magazines, free on your reader device. All you need is your library card number:

American Craft





Bloomberg Businessweek

Canoe & Kayak Magazine

Car & Driver


Consumer Reports Buying Guide

Cooking Light

Dr. Oz: The Good Life

Fine Gardening

Fine Woodworking






HGTV Magazine


Men’s Health

New Old House

Old House Journal

Organic Gardening


Quilter’s World

Running Times




This Old House


Vegetarian Times

Women’s Health

Yoga Journal


Here is how you find them

• Go to:

• Scroll through the magazines (alphabetical)

• Click on: the magazine you want to read

• Enter: your library card number. (It begins with 087870200_____

• Start reading! Flip pages, use table of contents to go directly to article.


Or you can go to and link through the news post.

















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•  Story Hour is held on Fridays from 9:30 to 11:00 am during the school year for 3 year olds.


•  Friends of the Library - Held in January, March, May, July, September, and November on the second Thursday of the month.


•  Art Shows - Summer months see summer schedule

Infant/Toddler Story Hour meets 1st and 3rd Saturday of every month 10:00 am - 11:00 pm

* Readers Group meets Wednesdays mid month see calendar for specific dates.


•  Summer Reading


1.  Story Hour on Fridays 9:30 - 11:00 am for 3-5 year olds runs for six weeks. Registration required. Call the library at 518-963-4478.

2.  Reading assistance - Monday through Thursday 8:00 am to 12:00 am. Registration required. Call the library at 518-963-4478. Half hour and one hour slots.

3.  Noblewood reading program. Available to all Willsboro youth registered for the Town summer program.


•  Lectures and Music- See calendar for scheduled dates.


•  Book Sales - We have three books sales each year. One in June, we have a table at the Folk Craft Fair, and our large sale in August. See our calendar for date.


•  Folk Craft Fair "A celebration of things done well by hand". This has become a community event in Willsboro. It is always held on the last Saturday in July. Artisans of every craft display their products. Music and food are also available. All door donations go toward new book purchases for the library. See our calendar for the date.


•  Golf Scramble is held in early July each year. This is a four person scramble played from the best ball position. There are over $2000. prizes given away. See our calendar for specific date.


•  Holiday Craft Sale- Held in early December, this sale gives local people a place to do their holiday shopping. 20% benefits the library. See calendar for date.


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The Paine Memorial Free Library considers ourself to be your personal information center. We provide something for everyone!


•Weekly Story Time

•Summer Reading

•Toy corner for Small Children

•Age appropriate educational computer programs


•Reference and Research Assistance

•Scouts Meeting Room

•Library Instruction



•Reference and Research Assistance

•Books Group

•Writers Group

•Inter-Library Loan Materials

•IRS Forms

•Digital Equipment

•Rare Book Collection

•Senior Citizens

•Talking books

•Large Print Books

•Home Delivery of Reading Materials

•Rotation Collections at Senior Housing

•Music Instruction

Mission Statement

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Mission Statement

The purpose of the Paine Memorial Free Library is to provide and encourage access to a wide range of information for people of all ages in the Willsboro area.





Posted on December 20, 2012 at 12:05 AM Comments comments (0)

An account about the Library as it appeared in a NY Libraries Magazine in August 1931

The Paine Memorial Library, Willsboro

One of the most beautiful library buildings in the State is the Paine Memorial Library at Willsboro, which was opened to the public in August 1930. It is the gift of Augustus G. Paine of New York, a summer resident of Willsboro for more than 40 years, built in memory of his mother. Besides presenting the building finished and fully equipped to the town of Willsboro, Mr. Paine plans to provide for the permanent endowment.


The library is splendidly situated in the center of the village, well set off by space with fine lawn and trees.


The building is one story high, absolutely fireproof. It is built in colonial style, dignified and rich in its simplicity. The material is brick embellished with a trimming of white marble. The ornamentation is a rare quality of Vermont marble, cut and polished to a high degree. The prominent features of the ornamentation are the dentilated molding of the cornice, the exquisite workmanship of the entrance casement, pediment and urn and the hussar headpiece or lintels over the windows.


The interior is a simple and elegant as the exterior, with the same richness and beauty of finish. A large fireplace on one side of the one large room flanked by deep easy chairs gives warmth and a feeling of hominess which one feels throughout the library. The equipment is modern and at the same time in perfect taste with the room. The books are all shelved in the stack room, which extends back of the large reading room, convenient to librarian and readers. A committee of women keeps flowers in the reading room throughout the year.


At its opening the library contained 5000 new books, carefully selected to suit all ages and tastes. There is capacity for 10,000 volumes. An array of periodicals rivaling the collection in a city library invites readers to the large reading tables. A small table, similar to the larger tables elsewhere in the room, marks one corner plainly for the children.


Willsboro is beautifully situated on Lake Champlain on a route, which appeals to travelers and vacationists in search of beauty of scenery. Those who are fortunate enough to be taking this route this year of later should make a point of seeing the library, where a cordial welcome awaits.

Board of Trustees

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Board of Trustees


Patty Paine - Chairman of the Board

Teresa Cummings – Treasurer

Gretchen Boardman 

Christine Landaker Charbonneau

Ann Choate

Bruce Hale   

Lea Paine Highet

Herb Longware

Tami Mero

Mona White

Library Staff

Cheryl Blanchard – Library Director

Marcy King – Library Assistant

Suzette Montville – Library Assistant

Dot Renadette – Library Assistant  none