The Friends of Lithgow Library
Book Sale Returns!


Mark the dates for the return of our annual book sale. Proceeds support the mission of The Friends of Lithgow Library. Sales are cash only. We gladly welcome donations of gently used books, audios, music cds & dvds for the sale! Donations are accepted on Mondays + Thursdays only. We accept all items except: magazines, textbooks, encyclopedias, condensed books and books that are falling apart.

Forum on The Future of Maine’s Electric Utilities Tues, September 6th, 5:30-7pm

Signatures are being collected for two competing referenda that may appear on the ballot next year. One would replace CMP + Versant Power with a consumer-owned utility named Pine Tree Power. The competing referendum would require voter approval over the cost of such a purchase. Representatives of both initiatives will be present to discuss pros + cons and to answer questions. This event, in our Community Meeting Room, is co-sponsored by Lithgow Library + The League of Women Voters of Maine of the Capital Area.

Lithgow Library Book Club
2nd Wednesday of the month at 6:30pm
in the Community Meeting Room

Join Lithgow Library’s Book Club for its monthly discussion. Click HERE for details on our Lithgow Book Club meetings.


Career Help at the Library
Every Friday, 10am – 2pm

Need help finding a job? Free help is available!  A CareerCenter consultant will be at the Library to assist your job search needs. Bring your questions and ideas to this drop-in session for expert help.

Reserve a Museum or Park Pass

The Library offers Lithgow cardholders passes to several Maine museums + parks. Click HERE to browse the list + reserve your pass. Be sure to check hours open, visitor requirements and pass details.

Property Tax Relief for 65+

If you are an Augusta homeowner 65+, you may be eligible to “freeze” your property taxes. Pick up a form for Property Tax Stabilization for Senior Citizens at the Reference Desk. Click HERE for more information + to see if you qualify for this, or other, property tax relief programs.


Augusta COVID Vaccination & Testing Availability

For COVID vaccine & testing information, including links to free COVID rapid self-tests, click HERE.

For Maine CDC information about COVID treatment, click HERE.


Lithgow offers mobile hotspots for home Internet

Do you have a device like a laptop, a tablet, or a phone, but no Internet at home? Lithgow now loans mobile hotspots so you can have wifi at home. Click HERE for FAQs.


Lithgow Library is there for you in-person + online

Lithgow continues to adapt to these changing times.  The building is open and most in-person services are available.

Some services, such as programming, may be offered as either an in-person/virtual hybrid, or as online only.

Masks are encouraged for those not vaccinated/boosted or who want to use them in a public setting. Masks are available if you need one. If you are compromised or have special needs, please phone us (626.2416) to discuss how we may accommodate you to meet your library needs.

If you can’t make it to the library building, Lithgow offers a variety of ways to serve you:

  • Phone us (626.2415)
  • Email a librarian ( or
  • Live Chat (quick reference chat on our homepage)
  • Free Public Wifi (Lithgow_Public) is available during business hours, password-free from our parking lot & library grounds
  • Online Resources available through our website (check out Hoopla, CloudLibrary, DigitalMaine, & other streaming & online resources), participate in a virtual program, or access a number of health, community, youth, adult & small business resources to keep you informed, educated or entertained.


Your contactless curbside library service!

  • Use the Minerva online catalog to find the items you want & place an online request
  • Or phone to have a librarian help you find & reserve the items you want
  • We’ll notify you when we have the titles in-hand and they’re ready for check out
  • When you’re parked in our lot, phone us (207.626.2415)
  • Wait in your car while we place the items in a bag on the table outside the front door
  • Once the staff has returned to the building, pick up your order