The new and improved book return has been an ongoing project for years and within the last few months, plans have come to fruition.  This project was funded by the North East American Legion, the North East Loyal Order of the Moose, and the North East Community Foundation.


The replacement was seen as a necessity by the Board of Directors and staff members.  For years, bad weather made removing items from the book return extremely difficult.  The new book drop will open from inside, while the actual drop for public book return remains outside, attached to the building.


The staff of McCord Memorial Library is very excited about the new addition to the library and exclaimed a “Yippee” at the conclusion of the project.


McCord Memorial Library would to thank everyone involved in making our new BOOK RETURN possible:

Ed Sveda and Friends

Sylvain Cote Concrete

H.W.C. (Hesling Welding Company)

Corporate Glass

All of these businesses and individuals went above and beyond to help make this unique installation at our library a working viable book return unit.


The above named and local funding are what makes the North East Community and amazing place to live and work.  “Amazing Things Are Happening Because of You” as our theme for the Annual Appeal has certainly been proved true by the achievement of our new book drop.


Please remember to use the new book drop as the old ones are going to be gone soon–they will be donated to our local fire companies.  Also remember that when the library is open, you must bring your items back to the return at the circulation desk, as the drop will then be closed during open library hours.  We appriciate your understanding while we transition into this new feature of the McCord Memorial LIbrary!


Thank you North East!!!

Mary Kieffer, Library Director, along with the Board of Directors invite all to check out the new book drop.

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New Book Drop

New Book Drop

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    2015 Friends of the Library February Speaker Series


The annual speaker series is hosted at McCord Memorial Library

each Saturday morning at 10:00 am, in February,

and will utilize our Smartboard. We welcome the community

to come and enjoy speeches by noteworthy local professionals,

free of charge.



February 7th -  Chef Mike Ellis—

Cooking with Love


February 14th – Scott McKinsey–

Fossil Expert


February 21st – Gene Ware—

Restoration of the Presque Isle Lighthouse 


February 28th – Mike Kieffer—

Catastrophic Moments in History


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   McCord’s New Book Club

Beyond the Words

will be meeting every third Tuesday of the month

in the Hall Holtham Room

from 6:30 to 7:30 pm.


First meeting will be January 20th

discussing Dying to be Me

by Anita Moorjani.


All are welcome to join.

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   Pennwriters meets the 2nd Tuesday

of each month @ McCord

10:30 to noon.


Nonfiction, Fiction – any genres welcome!


For information on joining Pennwriters

come to a meeting or visit

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     Amazing Things Are Happening Here Because of You!


¨ Purchase of SmartTV

¨ Purchase of 4 new lounge chairs with table arms

¨ Bookdrop for patrons returning items during non-business hours (in progress)

¨ New windows downstairs

¨ Updated heating and cooling system


Each year we must raise funds in order to continue serving the community as we do.

We are an independent library, and our state funding is based on community

support. Although times are tough, any contribution you can make to insure

the continuing excellence of McCord Memorial Library in the future,

would be very much appreciated.

Thank you.

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   McCord Has eBooks!

McCord Memorial Library has teamed up with Baker & Taylor’s Axis 360 to provide our patrons with ebooks and audio ebooks.

Using the link provided on our website homepage, patrons can view McCord’s ebook collection on the Axis 360 Magic Wall. Appropriate applications can be downloaded to PCs, laptops, tablets, or Android devices.

To login to the Magic Wall use your McCord Library

card barcode and the pin: 16428.

Instructions on downloading apps and checking out ebooks

can be found at the circulation desk

or on the website (

*eBook Workshop—Saturday, June 26, 6:30-7:30 pm

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