Library Hours: Mon 3-6 Tues 10-1 Wed 10-1/4-7 Sat 10-1


Books, etc.

We are primarily a fiction library for adults, young adults, and children. We also have a small non-fiction collection and a selection of DVDs and audiobooks. You can browse our online catalog here. If we don’t have what you’re looking for, we can order it for you through the Interlibrary Loan Service.

Inside the library

We also offer a cozy and welcoming space to browse, read, visit, or just relax. We invite you to come in and see for yourself.

Getting a library card is easy and free, even if you don’t live in Gorham or Standish. Come on in, fill out a short form, and we’ll give you a North Gorham Public Library card.

Children’s Corner and Story Hour

We have a welcoming dedicated space for our youngest visitors. Spread out on the rug and read, play with the toys, or create a coloring masterpiece at the table. We love introducing children to the library and we have a wonderful collection of books for children of all ages.

Paula Boyce reading a story

Every Wednesday from 11:30 to 12:30 former teacher Paula Boyce reads a story and introduces the children to a fun and creative activity and a little music and movement. Check out What’s Happening, the Events Calendar, or our Facebook page for weekly updates.

Digital Resources

cloudLibrary allows you to download popular eBooks and eAudiobooks for free to your phone, tablet, or some eReaders. Due to Amazon restrictions, the Kindle App and Kindle Paperwhite are not compatible with cloudLibrary. It is available on Kindle Fire, and can also be accessed on Nook, Kobo, IOS devices, Android, and a personal computer.

Currently, you cannot access cloudLibrary using a North Gorham Public Library card, but you can with a card from Portland Public Library, Baxter Memorial Library (Gorham), or Scarbrough Public Library. You can learn more on the cloudLibrary website.

Digital Maine Library

The Digital Maine Library provides every resident of Maine with access to online resources that include a collection of full-text articles and abstracts from magazines, newspapers, journals, and references. It also provides students, business people, public library patrons, and higher education students and educators the ability to use online learning tools.

Museum and Park Passes

Please note: passes may not be able to be processed the day of. Please call or e-mail to request specific dates. You will be notified when passes are ready to be picked up. 

Maine Botanical Gardens logo

We are now offering FREE day passes to Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens in Boothbay. Passes are available at the library for the season running May-October. One family (2 adults + any number of children under 18) per day can sign up for a day pass. Reserve ahead at the library!   

Note: You must have an NGPL library card to use these passes. If you don’t have one yet, fear not — you can get one for free! You do not need to live in Gorham to have a library card.

Children's Museum Pass

You can reserve a discounted museum pass to the Children’s Museum in Portland. The pass gets you 50% off tickets for up to 4 people (at least 1 ticket has to be an adult and 1 has to be a child).  Passes can be reserved at NGPL. Please check availability for the requested time & date.

State Park Passes

Maine State Park Pass admits the pass holder and occupants of the pass holder’s vehicle, up to a 17-passenger maximum, to day-use facilities of Maine State Parks and Historic Sites. The Maine State Park Pass is for day use only and does not include camping. Stop by the circulation desk to borrow a pass today! There are 2 passes available. Please note: a library card holder must check out this pass. Passes must be returned to the library within a week. If lost, the replacement cost is $105.

Wait, there’s more!

Book Club

We have a monthly book club that meets on the 4th Monday of every month from 11 to noon. Check What’s Happening or the Events Calendar for details.

Free Puzzles

Check out the collection of jigsaw puzzles in our front lobby. Leave one you’ve finished, take one you’d like to do. A great stress reliever!

Groups We Host

Do you have a group looking for a place to meet? We currently host a local Girl Scout troop and a women’s writing group. Get in touch if you’d like to learn more.

Yarn to swap

Yarn Exchange

Love to knit? We have a yarn exchange. Bring in any yarn you know you won’t use and swap it for something you would use.