Donated in 1983, the nearly 5000 square foot home once owned by Edythe L. R. Dyer became the new location of Hampden’s public library; quite an upgrade from the previously shared location with the library at Hampden Academy. It was the wish of Edythe Dyer that this library place special emphasis on children’s books and programming, while still maintaining a current bestselling adult section.
In addition to children’s and adult programs, the library also offers space for community services, such as meeting rooms, public computers & laptops, and Federal and State Tax assistance. While the library is fully funded with municipal property taxes, in 1988 a fundraising campaign took place to build an Endowment Fund which continues to help supplement funding today. Hours of operation vary Monday-Saturday, but the trails out back that run through the beautiful white pines along the Penobscot River are always open!
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