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.  Meeting Thursday, February 14 - The Summer Before the War by Helen Simonson.  Upcoming March 14: Ruthless Tide: Heroes and villains of the Johnstown Flood by Al Roker
  • Family Story Time - Wednesdays, 10:30 am. Themes: January 23: Hats & Mittens; January 30: Penguins; February 6: Snow.  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.
  • Inviting Birds to Your Yard learn about winter feeding, bird friendly plants, hummingbirds, bluebirds & more Thursday, January 24, 6:00 - 7:00 pm (snowdate January 31) presented by Victoria Perry

 


 

 

Newly Expanded Bonney Memorial Library

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

 


AmazonSmile is a simple way for you to support the Bonney Memorial Library (listed as Cornish Library Association). Did you know your purchases can make a difference? AmazonSmile donates to Cornish Library Association when you do your holiday shopping at smile.amazon.com/ch/01-6014486.


 

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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!

 


 

  

 

: 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.


 

 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.   


  

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, January 21, Martin Luther King's Birthday

 

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, February 14

7:00 pm

The Summer Before the War by Helen Simonson

Next meeting March 14: Ruthless Tide: Heroes and villains of the Johnstown Flood by Al Roker



Family Story Time 

Wednesday mornings

January 23: Hats & Mittens

January 30: Penguins

February 6: Snow

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.

 


Inviting Birds to Your Yard

learn about winter feeding, bird friendly plants, hummingbirds, bluebirds & more

Thursday, January 24

6:00 - 7:00 pm 

snowdate  Thursday, January 31

presented by Victoria Perry

 


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

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