The Library Staff has been diligently working on getting a Dexter Obituary database set up and to-date they have years 1944 & working up to the present. They are relying on old newspapers from Dexter, which has limited info, plus scanning & retyping which is very time consuming.
Click here for the current database of Archived Obituaries.
If people have information to share, please Email your information to Head Librarian Liz Breault
Click here for more current Dexter Obituaries
Abbott Memorial Library holds Story Hour on Friday at 11 A.M. This program is for youngsters up to age 6, accompanied by a parent or other adult. This program is free to the public and includes stories, songs and crafts. Upcoming subjects include birds, flowers, Easter and other stories of Spring. Come join us for an enjoyable time. For further information, contact the library at 924-7292.DONATIONS
Donations of clean undamaged books are welcomed. No text books or Reader's Digest books.
For more information call the library at 924-7292 or email Liz.
Please contact the library at (207) 924-7292 for more information or to arrange for pick up of donations.
HISTORY of the Library
The Abbott Memorial Library was given to the Town of Dexter by George A. Abbott on Christmas Day 1894. In 1894 it housed a collection of 4,017 books. Today our collection numbers are over 26,217 and counting. This includes 753 videotapes, 213 DVD's, and 1018 unabridged audio tapes. The library subscribes to 66 magazines and five newspapers. An online index of periodicals which includes full test articles is available for patron use.
The library provides services to the residents of Dexter, Cambridge, Exeter, Garland, Ripley, and St. Albans. Public Internet access is available from 8 computers (work stations), and we offer wireless Internet access as well as an on-line catalog of library holdings. We accept telephone requests for renewals and provide in state as well as out-of-state inter-library loans, monthly lists of new books, public photocopying and delivery of books to shut-ins.
The library's obituary project is finished; years 1865 through 2006. We are now checking our database against obituary scrapbooks owned
by the Dexter Historical Society and adding those that were not included in our database. Obituaries were obtain from the Eastern Dexter Gazette and TheDailyME.com and are available for viewing on the library's website: www.abbott-library.com.
|Liz Breault Head Librarian
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|Shelley Watson - Chairman
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|Ann Marquis: Vice-Chairman
|Connie Hall - Secretary
|Corey Pearson - Treasurer
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