Fun Stuff for Kids Online!

FREE EBOOKS Several sites are providing free access to ebooks while schools are closed.

JLG Digital – free access for families to Junior Library Guild’s ebooks (fiction and nonfiction) and other resources.

  • Elementary
    • Username: JLGELM
    • Password: JLGFREE
  • Middle School
    • Username: JLGMID
    • Password: JLGFREE


Audible–Listen to free eaudiobooks at

Here is a list of websites you might find useful over the next few weeks to help your children during the school closure.



  • For customers on Instagram  author Dan Santat is offering an online survival guide: Santat Online Survival School for the Pandemic. You just need to follow him on Instagram
  • Author Rafael Lopez is posting black and white drawings that didn’t make it into his books for kids to color. He is the author of Drum Dream Girl



  • Jbrary: Storytime Songs and fingerplays to share with your little ones
  • Resources for families during the Pandemic from Common Sense Media

Book returns now closed, all due dates will be extended

Per the order of Gov. Mills and the urging of Mayor Levesque, the Library has shut down. If you have any questions, please reach out through our email at We will be back up and running at the earliest moment possible. We all miss you! 

We encourage you to check our website for online services, and to follow the Auburn Public Library on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. We will also send out updates through our email newsletter (subscribe here).

We are happy to respond to questions via email. Although the library will not be staffed, we will try to respond to phone messages. However, email, social media, and our contact form remain the best ways to contact us. For general questions, please send to If you have reference questions or would like assistance in using online resources, please use

Checkouts and Holds

  • If you have materials checked out, we have extended those due dates.  Due dates are currently set to April 15, but we will further extend them to one week after we reopen as needed. This includes all Auburn Public Library items, as well as interlibrary loans.
  • If you’ve placed holds on materials, those requests will be activated when we reopen. New requests are not being accepted during the closure. If you no longer want an item you have on hold you can cancel the hold by accessing your record online.
  • Interlibrary loan services are suspended during the closure.
  • After hours materials returns (book drops) will be closed. The extended due dates mean there’s no need to return items for fear of incurring overdue fees.

We are extending library card expiration dates so you can continue using our digital services.

Get an Auburn Public Library card

If you don’t have a library card, apply for an online card with this form and a card will be mailed to you. An e-card will give you access to e-books, e-audiobooks and online databases. 

Digital services

Visit our website to view online resources available to you. Many vendors are making additional resources available during this time, and we will try to keep you updated. We will also post updates on our Facebook page.

The library wi-fi will be on until 10PM and can generally be accessed from the parking lot. Be sure to observe social distancing!

For more information about COVD-19 and what you can do to keep healthy and safe, visit the Centers for Disease Control at or the Maine Health Department at

Stay safe and strong.

Mamie Anthoine Ney, Director, Ext. 2020

Programs cancelled

In cooperation with the City of Auburn, the Library has cancelled all activities for the next two weeks. At that time, we will reevaluate the COVID situation. This means all meeting rooms, study rooms, and Teen Center will not be available. Also we are suspending the use of our public computers, computer lab, and media lab. Please check this page often for updates. Stay healthy and strong. Mamie Anthoine Ney, Library Director.

Lending Associate Position Available

The Auburn Public Library seeks a responsible, people-orientated person for a part-time associate position (16 hours per week) at our Lending Services desk.

This public service position assists the public with borrowing materials, answering routine questions related to library services, and providing reader’s advisory services. The Lending Services associate must be able to work effectively at the Lending Desk providing excellent customer service to customers of all ages, and use good judgment when dealing with the public. The ideal candidate will be well read in popular authors and books and able to convey enthusiasm for titles and authors to customers.

Minimum requirements include high school diploma (some college preferred), excellent  customer service skills, good attention to detail, and knowledge of recent popular books and genres.  Experience in a library, customer service or sales position is a plus.  Candidates should also have knowledge of basic office procedures and skills in basic arithmetic.

Hours may include some evenings and Saturdays. This position pays $13.00 an hour. The full job description may be seen on our web site:

Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to , or send  by mail to Personnel Auburn Public Library 49 Spring St. Auburn, ME. 04210.

No phone calls, please.

Position Available–Development Coordinator

The Auburn Public Library seeks a highly motivated individual who will represent and promote the Library, reporting to the Library Director in partnership with the board of Trustees and the staff. The Development Coordinator will support strategic initiative, fund-raising and other resource enhancement efforts. The Coordinator will support the creation and implementation of programs to increase the organization’s support base among individuals, corporations, charitable foundations, and additional sources. This position is for 24 hours per week with some benefits.

Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to , or send  by mail to Personnel, Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St., Auburn, ME. 04210.

No phone calls, please.

More Information available here.

Development Coordinator Job Description

Poetry Express Community Performance, Oct. 10

Join 2019 Maine Poetry Out Loud champion João Rodrigues Victor and poet Susann Pelletier at Auburn Public Library for a free community poetry reading exploring themes of migration, belonging, and community.

A program of the Maine Humanities Council in partnership with Maine State Library, Poetry Express gathers community members to explore poetry relevant to that town. A featured poet helps participants pick selections and learn how to read poetry; then the program culminates in a community performance.

Date:Thursday Oct 10, 2019

Time:5:30 PM  –  7:00 PM

Location:Androscoggin Community Room

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