Stephanie Chu-O’Neil

The Rangeley Public Library is happy to once again be open to the public for checkout of materials as well as use of computers, printers, and other services. We are endeavoring to meet the needs of our community while also providing a healthy and safe environment. Therefore, we ask that all people over the age of two wear a face covering when entering the building. Hand sanitizer is readily available throughout the building, and staff members disinfect frequently-touched surfaces throughout the day. Until we hear definitively whether or not the COVID-19 virus readily transmits from surfaces, we will be quarantining returned materials for a week before allowing them to be checked out again. Since this means that new materials are taking an extra-long time to return to the shelves, and our new adult fiction titles get quickly depleted, we have ordered a greater number of new materials for July. We hope this will ensure a better selection of new materials for all patrons.

Materials currently on order for July:

Adult Fiction

Outsider (Kate Burkholder #12) by Linda Castillo

28 Summers by Elin Hilderbrand

What You Wish For by Katherine Center

Friends & Strangers by J. Courtney Sullivan

The Lost & Found Bookshop by Susan Wiggs

Her Last Flight by Beatriz Williams

Muzzled (Andy Carpenter #21) by David Rosenfelt

The Persuasion (Eve Duncan #27) by Iris Johansen

Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

The Last Flight by Julie Clark

The Black Swan of Paris by Karen Robards

Mrs. Lincoln’s Sisters by Jennifer Chiaverini

One Last Lie (Mike Bowditch #11) by Paul Doiron

500 Miles from You by Jenny Colgan

Daddy’s Girls by Danielle Steel

The Summer House by James Patterson & Brendan DuBois

Beach Read by Emily Henry

The Order (Gabriel Allon) by Daniel Silva

The Angel of Crows by Katherine Addison

A Walk Along the Beach by Debbie Macomber

The Swap by Robyn Harding

One Year of Ugly by Caroline MacKenzie

Sex & Vanity by Kevin Kwan

The Shadows by Alex North

Side Trip by Kerry Lonsdale

Home Before Dark by Riley Sager

The Prisoner’s Wife by Maggie Brookes

Don’t Make a Sound (Sawyer Brooks #1) by T.R. Ragan

Death in Her Hands by Ottessa Moshfegh

A Girl from Nowhere (Firewall #1) by James Maxwell

The Distant Dead by Heather Young

The Key to Everything by Valerie Fraser Luesse

Bomber’s Moon (Joe Gunther #30) by Archer Mayor

The Color of Air by Gail Tsukiyama

Other People’s Pets by R.L. Maizes

Fast Girls by Elise Hooper

Members Only by Sameer Pandya

The Guest List by Lucy Foley


Adult Nonfiction

The People No: A Brief History of Anti-Populism by Thomas Frank

Cross of Snow: A Life of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow by Nicholas Basbanes

Apocalypse Never: Why Environmental Alarmism Hurts Us All by Michael Shellenberger

150 Best New Cottage & Cabin Ideas by Francesc Zamora

Dewey Defeats Truman: The 1948 Election & the Battle for America’s Soul by A.J. Baime

Democracy, If We Can Keep It: The ACLU’s 100 Year Fight for Rights in America by Ellis Cose

City on Fire: The Fight for Hong Kong by Antony Dapiran

Exercise of Power: American Failures, Successes, & a New Path Forward in the Post-Cold War World by Robert Gates


Young Adult

Girl, Serpent, Thorn by Melissa Bashadoust

I Killed Zoe Spanos by Kit Frick

All These Monsters by Amy Tintera


Older Kids

We Dream of Space by Erin Entrada Kelly

Into the Clouds: The Race to Climb the World’s Most Dangerous Mountain by Tod Olson


Younger Kids

This Little Pup by Laura Bryant

One Little Bag: An Amazing Journey by Henry Cole

A Stopwatch from Grandpa by Loretta Garbutt

Little Bear’s Treasures by Stella Dreis



A Spell for Trouble: An Enchanted Bay Mystery by Esme Addison




I Still Believe


The Postcard Killings

Sonic the Hedgehog

The Way Back



Book Groups

Book groups will meet via Zoom for the foreseeable future. Rangeley Readers Book Group meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 10:00 AM, and Adventure Book Group meets on the last Wednesday of each month at 4:00 PM. Please give us a call at 864-5529 or send us an email at [email protected] to be added to our email list so that we can send you an invitation to join our Zoom discussions.


For the month of July (7/15 and 7/29) while we wait for interlibrary loan service to resume, our book groups will have unique book discussions. Each participant is asked to come prepared to share a favorite book they have read recently. In August, with the van delivery service running once again, traditional book discussions will resume. Rangeley Readers will meet on August 19th to discuss The Testaments by Margaret Atwood. While this is a sequel to the wildly popular A Handmaid’s Tale, readers need not have read the first book in order to enjoy the sequel. Adventure Book Group will meet on August 26th to discuss The Sun is a Compass: My 4000 Mile Journey into the Alaskan Wilds by Caroline Van Hemert. Both books should be available for pick-up at the Rangeley Public Library by late July.


Children’s Activities

Based on current health concerns, we have decided not to offer the summer reading program for this year. However, we invite kids to stop by the library to pick up some interesting reading materials to take home. Also, the Library will be putting up Storywalks in the Rangeley Town Park. A Storywalk is designed to be read as you walk through the park. At the end of the Storywalk, there will be some fun activities designed to accompany each story.

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