Gibbs Library observes 30th anniversary

Gibbs Library in Washington, ME. (photo from:

The Gibbs Library, in Washington, is celebrating its 30th anniversary from 11a.m. -4 p.m., on Saturday, June 3, 2023. Highlighting the celebration will be book talks and book signing featuring Maine children’s author Chris Van Dusen and Maine novelist Paul Doiron. In addition, Student Art Show awards will be given, and a history of the library will be on display in the library. Refreshments will be served.

Events are free (although donations would be gratefully accepted), and will be held at the Gibbs Library and the Evening Star Grange. Events will be held at Gibbs Library, 40 Old Union Rd., Washington, and the Evening Star Grange, 31 Old Union Rd., Washington.

Schedule of Events

9 a.m. – 4 p.m.: Library open. Ongoing library history display;
11a.m.: (Grange) Raffle begins – Pick a prize raffle (tickets $1 each or 6 for $5) and hand made braided rug (tickets $5 each – only 100 will be sold);
11:15 a.m.: {Library} Student Art Show Awards;
Noon – 1 p.m.: (Grange) Children’s Author, Chris Van Dusen talk and book signing. Books available for purchase at the event from Kelly’s Books To Go;
1 – 2:15 p.m.: (Grange) Refreshments;
2:30 – 4 p.m.: (Grange) Maine Author Paul Doiron talk and book signing. Books available for purchase at the event from Kelly’s Books To Go;
3:45 p.m.: – (Grange) Raffle drawing.

For more information, call Gibbs Library at 207-845-2663.


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