• Are you going out of town?

    If you're concerned about not being available to pick up your reserved items, you can defer your reserves until you get back. Log in to your account to manage your reserved items or call the library at 224-7113.
     
  • Monthly Book Talks - 8/14/2018

    We will meet Tuesday, August 14th at 12:30 p.m and 6:30 p.m.  This informal discussion group will be discussing the book A Piece of the World by Christina Baker Kline.  Questions?  Contact Amy at amy@bakerfreelib.org or call 224-7113.
     
  • Coming to the Library for a Passport?

    For individuals who are visiting us in order to submit a Passport Application, please call or email us at 224-7113 or info@bakerfreelib.org to schedule an appointment in advance.  We CANNOT guarantee you will be assisted immediately if you do not make an appointment.  Appointment times are during our open hours Monday - Saturday, and take apporoximately 20-30 minutes per person.  We do not schedule appointments during the half hour before we close.
    Prior to your appointment, please take a moment to download this checklist to verify you will have what you need to submit your passport application or visit http://travel.state.gov.
  • Update: Interlibrary Loan

    If you are waiting on an interlibrary loan, the state's online system is down and will be until further notice. We can still do interlibrary loans, they may just take a bit longer than usual. We appreciate your patience as we work to get requests filled for everyone. Questions? Email Amy at amy@bakerfreelib.org.
     
  • Library Board of Trustees - Next Meeting

    The next regular monthly meeting of the Library Board of Trustees will be held on Wednesday, 8/15/18 at 5:15 pm in the Library's Welch Meeting Room. The public is always welcome to attend the meetings. Questions?  Email Lori Fisher, Library Director at lori@bakerfreelib.org.
  • UPDATE - Monthly Book Donation Day

    The Friends of the Library will NOT be having the book donation Saturday for the months of July and August.  Monthly donation day will return in September.


Book Donations No Longer Accepted Outside of Monthly Donation Day

Due to a prolonged and serious misuse of the book bin outside of the library, starting immediately we will no longer accept book donations outside of the Friend's Monthly Donation Day. This was not an easy decision to make, and unfortunately we just can't be the book recycling bin for the community if people do not adhere to the parameters set by the Friends. The donation bin purpose was to collect gently used, clean, saleable books for the Friends book sale. Instead, the majority of donations over the past two months have been old, moldy, and in a condition that no one would pay money for. If you have books that are appropriate for the Friends book sale, please visit their next donation day on Saturday 9/29 from 10 am to 2 pm here at the library. Otherwise, your book donations should go to any of the following entities: Bow Mills United Methodist Church (bin in parking lot); Salvation Army; Goodwill. Please do not leave boxes of books outside of our entrance. We simply cannot handle the recycling volume and the staff time to deal with disposing of materials that we cannot use in any way. For now, the Friends book sale will continue to be open every day that the library is open. Thank you in advance for respecting our decision and perspective.

For Those Who Need To Submit A Passport Application

For those individuals who are visiting us in order to submit a Passport Application, please call or email us at 224-7113 or info@bakerfreelib.org to schedule an appointment in advance.  We CANNOT guarantee you will be assisted immediately if you do not make an appointment.  Appointment times are during our open hours, Monday through Saturday, and take approximately 45 minutes per person. We do not schedule appointments or review applications during the half hour before we close each day.

Prior to your appointment, please take a moment to download this checklist to verify you will have what you need to submit your passport application or visit http://travel.state.gov.

For directions to the Library, visit our Directions page under the About Us tab above.