BOOK LAUNCH – June 8, 4:00-6:00 @ GHS

Book Sale

The 2023 book sale has been postponed until 2024 when we hope to have a large selection of the best books to fill the display tables and book bags of everyone.
All donations of books can still be delivered to GHS on Weds.& Sat., or to the library Mon./Wed. 3:00-6:00 & Fri./Sat. 9:00-12:00. For more information or donation pickup from your home, please call Lauren Bray at 865-789-8043. If you are looking for a book to take along to the beach, we will continue to have a small bookcase with a variety of used/withdrawn/duplicate books available in the entryway – pay what you wish.

Summer Reading Challenge for Kids 2023

The Laura E Richards Library has created a ‘Book Title Hunt’ as an incentive to keep children engaged with books during the summer months. It’s easy! Just visit the library on a regular basis & sign out a couple of books each visit that match certain criteria. Forms to record the titles & the date read were sent home with school children and are also available at the library. When your child’s sheet has the required number of books listed for his/her age group, return the sheet to the library and s/he will receive a ticket to Smitty’s movie theater in Topsham. The first ten will also get a ticket for free popcorn.

Georgetown Page Turners

The Georgetown book group, now known as the Georgetown Page Turners, has rebooted! 12 readers gathered on June 6 to discuss books and came up with a list of potential fiction and nonfiction titles for 2023/24. Voting will take place mid June and a calendar of monthly selection will be posted here.

The Georgetown Page Turners meet at GCC on the 1st Tues. of each month @ 10:00. Join us for lively discussions as your schedule allows.

Book Selections 2023/24

Coming soon


A StoryWalk® is a wonderful way for children, along with adults, to enjoy reading and the nature at the same time. Laminated pages from a children’s picture book are installed along an outdoor path. As you walk down the path, you’re directed to the next page in the book and then another, and you soon realize you’re reading a book. StoryWalk® helps build children’s interest in reading while encouraging healthy outdoor activity for both children and their grown-ups. The StoryWalk® Project mission is to promote early literacy, physical activity, and family time together in nature. 

Our StoryWalk® is along the Age Friendly section of KELT’s Schoener Robinhood Cove Preserve Trail. Look for the entrance sign on the left side of Route 127 South 2.0 miles from the Arrowsic/Back River Bridge. This is an easy trail for all ages & abilities and is wheelchair accessible. Our StoryWalk® was made possible by a Covid ARPA Grant and presented to you by the Laura E. Richards Library in partnership with Age Friendly Georgetown and KELT.

We feature There Are No Moose On This Island, written by Stephanie Calmenson & illustrated by Jennifer Themes as our first story. This is a fun, rhyming picture book with a hide and seek component and some interesting facts about moose. You can find many of the mammals, birds, insects, and sea life found on and around the book’s island right here in Georgetown. We hope to share new stories along this trail in the future.

Comments emailed to the library...

A couple weeks ago I took my 5 yr old grandson to do the walk and read the book. We both enjoyed it. He quickly began to see the moose in the illustrations that the father kept missing. It was a fun story and appropriate for his age.

I love these ideas of storybook walks. What a great way to encourage reading and being in nature with our children.

What a wonderful idea and collaboration with KELT!!!  I LOVE the idea of StoryWalk and just passed this notice on to my kids as a suggested family activity that Franklyn and Piper are sure to enjoy on their way to visit us next time.

After the walk, my granddaughters asked me to tell their parents to go out to lunch the next day too so I could take them on the walk again


StoryWalk® was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. The inspiration for StoryWalk® came to Anne when she worked for the Vermont Department of Health and was thinking about ways to lessen the impact of chronic disease on adults and children by increasing physical activity. She wanted to find something that was fun for families to do together and came upon the idea of combining books and the outdoors.

Blizzard Books

Available to year-round patrons
The library is unheated and often inaccessible due to conditions during winter. When we close for the season at the end of October, year-round patrons are welcome to sign out as many books, DVDs, & audiobooks as they’d like to keep them reading during the long winter months. These Blizzard Books are due back when we open for a new season in May. We suggest you check out the new books section on our web home page to help make a wish list. Also, click on the Browse our catalog button to check if we have specific authors or titles.

Update your card as needed – no card? no problem, sign up when you come.
No limit on the total number of books you can sign out BUT a limit of 5 new books.
Create a special space to keep books for you, and/or your kids/grandkids.
Stock up on ‘read aloud’ chapter books for bedtime storytime.
DVDs & Audiobooks are available to while away the cold winter nights.
Cookbooks waiting with various recipes for cooks & bakers. 
Keep a craft book for the whole winter to learn a new skill.
Join the puzzle challenge – email pictures of completed puzzles to the library & they’ll be posted on FB. Lots of puzzles to borrow. 
Questions? Email