National Library Week

Libraries Bring People Together Even When We Have To Stay Apart

(American Library Association)

The Board and staff of the Bremen Library are so thankful that Maine has seen such a slow spread of COVID-19 and are hopeful that we can avoid the severe levels other states are experiencing. We hope our seasonal patrons are well and look forward to seeing you soon. We continue to monitor local, state and federal recommendations to guide our decisions about services we can offer and about reopening.

With so many people working from home and online, good internet is hard to come by. Our WiFi is available 24/7 in our parking lot. Password: ReadBooks!

Thanks to the Maine State Library, Bremen residents can use from home at not charge. So if you have relatives that have immigrated to the US, you can go online from your home computer and check out passenger lists of the ships on which they came or census interview sheets that they completed after they arrived. Go to the library’s web site to get started: Bremen If you have questions, need to know your library card number or need a library card, email me at

Please take care.


Please do not return any items to the library while we are closed, no matter if they are ours or inter library loans.

The foyer at the library will be closed.

If you have a laptop or other mobile device you can use the WiFi from your car 24/7. The network is Bremen Library and the password is ReadBooks!

The Cloud Library is available through our web site. Maine InfoNet is adding $40,000 to enhance the contents. Soon there will be more eBooks and eAudiobooks to download.

Keep checking our web site and FB for library news.Stay healthy.

Library Closed

In the interest of public safety, the Bremen Library will be closed through the end of the month.

All programming has been canceled.

Materials can be returned via the book drop located in the foyer.

WiFi will still be available in our foyer and parking lot.

EBooks and eAudiobooks will continue to be available to download through the Cloud Library. Instructions are on our web site.

We regret the inconvenience and look forward to reopening and serving our loyal patrons as soon as we safely can.

The Board of Trustees and Staff of the Bremen Library

Bremen Library to Host Solo Paddler Laurie Chandler

Laurie Chandler, Bremen resident and the first woman to solo paddle the Northern Forest Canoe Trail is the featured speaker at The Bremen Library in the first Thursday evening program of 2018.  Laurie will talk about her adventure as well as Upwards her book about it on Thursday, January 18 at 7 pm. at the Bremen Library.  The program is free and open to the public.

Laurie Apgar Chandler holds degrees in biology and forestry from Albright College and Duke University and worked for many years as a research forester. Her love for wilderness paddling blossomed after forty, when she moved to Maine with her two children. In the summer of 2015, at age 53, she became the first woman to solo thru-paddle New England’s Northern Forest Canoe Trail. She lives in Bremen, Maine and works at Great Salt Bay in middle school special education.

The inspirational adventure memoir Upwards, the story of her NFCT journey, is Laurie’s first book. Her dream, to travel 740 miles alone in a small canoe, was by no means certain. Along the way, she encountered challenges, expected and unexpected, that pushed her to the limits of her courage and endurance. Weaving faith, nature, and the abiding goodness of people into a captivating adventure tale, Laurie takes readers along storied waterways from New York’s Adirondacks to Maine’s Allagash, on the country’s longest mapped inland paddling trail.

For more information about the program please call Bremen Library at 529-5572.

Holiday hours and new library hours in 2018

Bremen Library Holiday hours: Closed on Saturday, 12/23, Monday, 12/25 and Monday 1/1. Open Wednesday 12/27 10 am to 1 pm, Friday 12/29 10 am to 3 pm and Saturday, 12/30 10 am to noon. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from your library community.

Beginning January 3 we have new hours.  The library will be open Wednesday through Saturday.  10 am to 3 pm on Wednesday and Friday, 10 am to 7 pm on Thursday and 10 am to 1 pm on Saturday.