Newly Expanded Library                                              Bonney Memorial Library Collage by Scott Rowley  

  

Welcome to the Bonney Memorial Library located in historical Cornish Village across from the Inn of Cornish. We provide quality collections, resources, and services for all members of the community and visitors. Our doors are open to all who enjoy to read and learn. Visit us!


 Bonney Memorial Library Events  FMI contact library

  • Bonney Readers: Bonney Memorial Library's readng group.  Next meeting Thursday November 8 - The Little French Bistro by Nina George
  • Family Story Time - Wednesdays, 10:30 am. Themes:  October 17: Visit to Apples Acres; October 24: Pumpkins; October 31: Halloween.  A story time for children ages 5 & under and their parents or caregivers; encouraging children and their grown-ups to become actively involved in the stories & participate in finger plays, songs, movement and sometimes crafts. Complete list of October themes coming soon.
  • Rag Quilt with Cyndy - Saturday, October 27, 12:00 noon - 1:00 pm. Interested in learn how to make a rag quilt as displayed on our library bench. Join us for a free demonstration on how to sew a rag quilt.
  • Paperback Crafts with Betty - Saturday, November 3, 11:30 am -1:00 pm. (for adults). Learn how to make a friendly hedgehog and tree out of recycled paperbacks. FMI contact library
  • Free Support Group for Weight Loss & Healthy Living -  Come meet with others in your community who seek weekly support & accountability to step on a scale or measure your own progress in whatever method you choose. Plan for meetings: weigh in or reflect on your own progress; to discuss successes and barriers, to meeting goals, to encourage others; & share information about weight loss and /or improving general health. No charge. No dues. Mondays, 6:00 to 7:00 pm.This is a community support group with no link to commercial interests. FMI contact Theressa Harrigan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or library. Everyone is welcome!
  • Knitters / Crocheters : gather with fellow knitters and crocheters - Enjoy time for knitting, crocheting - To create & be inspired. Thursdays 4:00 to 6:00 pm.

 


 

 

Newly Expanded Bonney Memorial Library

Support Bonney Memorial Library Expansion Project with a Contribution / Pledge.

GoFundMe campaign for Bonney Memorial Library expansion

We're on the last pages of our library expansion story - please help us finish the book, open the doors and welcome everyone into our new library! Show your support by going to our GoFundMe link and donate.

Share our GoFundMe campaign on Facebook, Twitter - email family and friends, etc. Every little bit helps! With your help, we can reach our goal! Thank you very much!


ABCmouse.com From Age of Learning, Inc., the award winning ABCmouse.com curriculum is designed to help young children (ages 2-8+) build a strong foundation for future academic success. ABCmouse.com is 100% educational, with more than 8,500 learning activities across all major subject areas - reading, math, science, social studies, art, and music. Best of all, kids love it! Available at the library.


 

AmazonSmile is a simple way for you to support the Bonney Memorial Library (listed as Cornish Library Association). When you shop at smile.amazon.com  a portion of the purchase price is donated to the library or favorite charitable organization of your choice.


 Great American Read sponsored by PBS - America’s 100 best-loved novels (as chosen in a national survey). How many have you read from the list? Great list for summer reading.


 Hometown Maine - Cornish Cornish is one of a handful of towns which make up the Sacopee Valley region, and the fall may be the most picturesque time of year to visit. WMTW News 8's Norm Karkos takes us to the town of Cornish in this Hometown Maine.


  

 

: thousands of magazines, newspapers, and reference books available through this expansive online resource to all Maine citizens! Our geolocation feature makes it faster and easier for you to access the resources you need anywhere within the State of Maine. The Digital Maine Library may be accessed from any public, school or academic library in Maine. Access is also available from your home or business in Maine. Access from out of state is available with a valid Maine library card

  : online tools for job, career and computer training as well as skill-building courses, exercises and practice exams for ASVAB, Civil Service, Commercial Driver's License, EMT, Real Estate, SAT, and more. Available in the library or at home. Set up a user name & password, then return at any time.

       

Library Regular Hours:

  • Monday: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tuesday: 12:00 noon - 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Thursday: 12:00 noon - 6:00 pm
  • Saturday: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Closed Friday & Sundays;

Summer Hours: July & August

  • Monday: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tuesday: 12:00 noon - 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Thursday: 12:00 noon - 6:00 pm

Closed Friday thru Sundays

Closed Monday, November 12, Veteran's Day

 

Library Storm Closing check Closings & Delays at

Channel 6 WCSH6  /  Channel 8 WMTW   /  Channel 13 WGME

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Bonney Readers -  BML Reading Group

All are invited!

Thursday, October 11

7:00 pm discussing A Secret History of Witches by Louisa Morgan

Upcoming selections :

November 8 - The Little French Bistro by Nina George

 


Family Story Time 

Wednesday mornings

10:30 am.

October 10: Apples

October 17: Visit to Apple Acres

October 24: Pumpkins

October 31: Halloween

A story time for children ages 5 & under and their parents or caregivers; encouraging children and their grown-ups to become actively involved in the stories & participate in finger plays, songs, movement and sometimes crafts.

 


 Rag Quilt with Cyndy

Saturday, October 27

12:00 noon - 1:00 pm.

Interested in learn how to make a rag quilt as displayed on our library bench.

Join us for a free demonstration on how to sew a rag quilt

 


  Free Support Group for Weight Loss & Healthy Living

Come meet with others in your community who seek weekly support & accountability to step on a scale or measure your own progress in whatever method you choose. Plan for meetings: weigh in or reflect on your own progress; to discuss successes and barriers, to meeting goals, to encourage others; & share information about weight loss and /or improving general health. No charge. No dues.

Mondays, 6:00 to 7:00 pm starting July 2.

This is a community support group with no link to commercial interests.

FMI contact Theressa Harrigan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Library.

Everyone is welcome!

 


 Knitters / Crocheters

interested in gathering with fellow knitters and crocheters

Enjoy time for knitting, crocheting - To create & be inspired.

Thursdays 4:00 to 6:00 pm

 


Adult Coloring Book

Are you interested in a relaxing activity.

"Coloring Station"  where you can sit, relax, color - enjoy yourself anytime during library hours.

Adult coloring books with intricate designs and patterns (ex. paisleys, botanicals, mandalas, animals) offer a fun and unique way to express creativity, stimulate your brain, unwind and generate wellness. Coloring books and pencils will be available or participants can bring their own supplies. "Coloring brings you back to a simpler time, it's pleasurable, it's a chance to sit and be mindful...and at the end you get this beautiful result. You have a real sense of accomplishment." Alice Domar, PhD executive director of Domar Center for Mind/Bond Health, Boston from The New Joy of Coloring (Parade article July 12, 2015)

 


 "Friends of the Bonney Memorial Library"

Their mission statement is "We are a volunteer organization that supports the Bonney Memorial Library in Cornish, ME. Together, we will: Raise funds to supplement library service; Promote the Library as a community center; Advocate for the current and future needs of the library." 

Interested in joining our "Friends" contact the library.

 


Annual Spring Book & Pie Sale

Saturday, May 18th, 2019

8:00 am to 1:00 pm

Books, AV materials, and delicious homemade pies.

held inside Cornish United Church, across from the library.

Proceeds to benefit the library.

 

 

 

 

About the Library

History

On a June night in 1928 at the Pike Memorial Hall, Dr. Sherman Bonney of Denver, Colorado presented the keys of the Bonney Memorial Library to the Cornish Library Association. It was the occasion of the dedication exercises of the library, which Dr. Bonney built in tribute to his parents, Dr. Calvin Fairbanks Bonney and Mrs. Harriott Cheney Bonney. He closed his remarks with these words: "The donor has been permitted to honor the memory of his parents and at the same time make a slight contribution to the people of Cornish... Let its doors be open to all who care to read and learn."

 


Loan Procedures

Books, magazines, and audiovisual items can be borrowed for a three-week period. Reference materials and pop-up books are available, but Do NOT circulate.

  • Renewals permitted unless material is on reserve
  • Reserves: Materials may be reserved upon request at the circulation desk, by phone or through our online catalog.
  • Returns: After hours, materials may be placed in the book drop at the front door.

 


Interlibrary Loan

Materials not owned by the library may be requested from other libraries through inter-library loan. Ask librarian for assistance.


Mission Statement

 The Bonney Memorial Library endeavors to provide quality collections, resources, and services to meet and support the educational, informational, and recreational interests of all members of the community. Its doors are open to all who care to read and learn - providing materials, services, and programs to develop a diffusion of knowledge, promote responsible judgment, instill a tolerance for the rights and opinions of others, and develop charity and nobility of character.


Trustees

  • Scott Cecil - President
  • Robert Tims, Jr. - Vice President
  • Colleen Tims - Secretary
  • John Bash - Treasurer
  • Thomas Carper
  • Linda Humphrey
  • Allaire Palmer
  • Eleanor Pansar
  • Lorie Pike
  • Mary Pingree
  • John Love honorary member

 


Affiliations

Cornish Association of Businesses (CAB)

Maine Library Association

Southern Maine Library District

 

Bonney Memorial Library Capital Campaign  "Join Our Plans to Expand"

In 1927, Dr. Sherman Bonney and his wife visited the town in which his parents had lived and where he was born. In existence for 60 years, the Cornish Library Association had run out of space above a village store. Dr. Bonney, as a tribute to his parents who had been members of the Association, offered to construct a new building "pleasing in external appearance and equipped with every modern convenience." On June 27, 1929, the Bonney Memorial Library opened for an enthusiastic public. Now, 85 years later, the Library has again run out of space. While donors have made possible the purchase of needed land and the creation of plans for an addition, construction funds are being sought.

Our vision is to continue fulfilling Dr. Bonney's goal to let the Library's doors "be open to all who care to read and learn." Our mission is to complete a renovation and expansion which will allow the Library to become a focal point of community life, creativity, and learning - enriching lives and providing quality materials and services.

"The expanded library will foster 21st century skills including life-long learning, collaboration, and information literacy. As the library begins its Capital Campaign, please join us in supporting this endeavor."   Sharon Beever and Dr. Mark Beever

Capital Campaign Pledge Card

 

Every Inch Counts (ongoing fundraiser within the library)

Help Build Our Library Expansion - Add your Quarter(s) - Watch the Footage Grow Inch by Inch

 

Every Inch Counts

1 yard of Quarters = $9.00 / 1760 yards = 1 Mile therefore 1 Mile of Quarters = $15,840. WOW!

Wondering where a mile of quarters would end if started at the library?  Rite-Aid Pharmacy, 151 Maple Street, Cornish

Can we collect a Mile of Quarters or even more?

Stop by and help us grow a mile of quarters!

 

Executive Committee:

Jack Bash (Chairperson), Thomas Carper, Kenneth Hall, Cheryl B. Hevey, Sandra Howe, Allaire Palmer

Capital Campaign Committee:

Sharon Beever, William Call, Scott Cecil, Teresa Drown, Joyce Folgert, Deborah Hughes, Carolyn Jacobs, Krista Lair, Dorothy Maxwell, Diann Perkins, Jean Pendexter, Scott Rowley, Richard Ruhlin