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    June 6, 2017

    Our June newsletter is now available to download!

  • May 26, 2017

    Believe it or not it’s time to start thinking about Summer Reading! Our 2017 program starts one week from today and our Summer Reading page is now live. Click the image below to download reading logs!

  • May 5, 2017

    Our May newsletter is now available to download!

  • April 5, 2017

    Our April newsletter is now available to download!

  • March 2, 2017

    Our March newsletter is now available to download!

  • February 2, 2017

    Our February newsletter is now available to download!

  • January 23, 2017

    The library is here to help for all your tax season needs.

    We have no state tax forms at the library but you have multiple options for getting the state forms:

    To order Federal forms, call the IRS help line at 800-829-3676 or visit

    You can schedule a free CA$H Maine tax preparation appointment if you qualify by calling 207-621-3430 or dial 2-1-1. The CA$H Maine program is available to any Mainer making under $54,000 per year.

    The AARP Tax Aide program also helps thousands of taxpayers of all ages fill out their taxes. Winthrop is not hosting a Tax Aide in 2017. The nearest locations are:
    -COHEN COMMUNITY CENTER, Hallowell | Call: 626-7777
    -BUKER COMMUNITY CENTER, Augusta | Call: 582-3053
    -DR. SHAW MEMORIAL LIBRARY, Mount Vernon | Call: 293-2565
    -AUBURN RECREATION, Auburn | Call: 513-3170

    If you are having trouble with the IRS, you can also contact the Taxpayer Advocate, an independent advocate within the IRS, who works with taxpayers to help them solve their IRS problems. You can reach the Taxpayer Advocate at (207) 622-8528 in Augusta or 1-877-777-4778.

    IRS Taxpayer Assistance Centers offer personal tax help when you believe your tax issue cannot be handled online or by-phone, and you want face-to-face assistance:

    68 Sewall St.
    Augusta, ME 04330
    Monday-Friday – 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
    (207) 622-1508
    217 Main St.
    Lewiston, ME 04240
    Monday-Friday – 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
    (207) 782-6795

    Contact the IRS:
    For Individuals: 1-800-829-1040. Monday-Friday, 7:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.

    For Businesses: 1-800-829-4933. Monday–Friday, 7:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.

    For Exempt Organizations, Retirement Plan Administrators, and Government Entities: 1-877-829-5500. Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

    For people with hearing impairments: 1-800-829-4059 (TDD). Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

    Look-up tax refund:
    Call 1-800-829-4477 or look your federal refund up online
    …or look your state refund up online.

    Pine Tree Legal Assistance also offers legal assistance to taxpayers:

    “Circuitbreaker” Program: The Maine Residents Property Tax and Rent Refund “Circuitbreaker” Program has been repealed as part of the enacted state budget for claims beginning on or after August 1, 2013. The Circuitbreaker Program has been replaced by a refundable Property Tax Fairness Credit that can be claimed on the Maine Individual Income Tax Form. For more information visit:, email:, or call: (207) 626-8475.

  • January 4, 2017

    Our January newsletter is now available to download!

  • November 30, 2016

    The library will host an open house on December 3rd to celebrate the library’s 100th anniversary. The morning will feature an hour-long children’s party beginning at 10:30am, hosted by the Winthrop Grade School fourth-graders. At 12:30pm, library trustees and staff will host an all-ages open house event, which will feature brief talks from town officials, and at 1:30pm, a performance by the Winthrop Area Hand Bell Ringers. The Friends of the Library will hold their annual Pie Sale in the lobby beginning at 10:00am. On display will be photographs and newspaper clippings from the first 100 years of library service. Light refreshments will be served throughout the day. The library first opened its doors on Bowdoin Street on Dec. 2, 1916. Charles M. Bailey, who owned one of the largest oilcloth manufacturing businesses in America at the time, donated the rock faced and chiseled granite building. Previously, the library operated as the Winthrop Public Library, which opened in 1889 in the historic downtown Packard Block building. In 1985, the library was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places and was expanded in 2015. All of the day’s programs will take place on the first floor in the King event room.

    Our December newsletter is now available to download!

  • November 3, 2016

    Our November newsletter is now available to download!