A Brief introduction to Wiscasset Public Library
Built in 1805 for the Lincoln and Kennebec Bank, the brick structure sits among the other beautiful, historic buildings on High Street in Wiscasset. In 1929, the building was purchased by a committee of generous donors and given to the Wiscasset Public Library, the successor of the Wiscasset Social Library which was founded in 1799.
Wiscasset Public Library’s mission is to build literacy and provide up-to-date materials and quality services utilizing a wide range of media, sources, and technology to meet the needs of the citizens of Wiscasset and its neighboring communities. The Library strives to fill the community’s educational needs, to assist in developing the public’s ability to find and use information, and to stay attuned to the interests of the community in order to improve and expand its services and programs. The Library provides a home for genealogical and archival items to preserve local history for posterity. The Library supports each individual’s freedom to read, learn, and discover in a welcoming and stimulating environment. The Library trustees and staff are committed to fostering the enjoyment of reading, lifelong learning, intellectual freedom, and a sense of community.