When a buyer is considering a move to Houlton Maine, there are usually five questions that get asked if they know they want to live in Maine...just not sure which town.
First, tell me about your schools.
Second, what is your hospital like?
Third, how much snow, what kind of Maine weather do you get?
Fourth, is there a well run parks and rec program?(Yesss!) And fifth, do you have a library and how extensive is it?
We've covered the other areas in earlier blogs so Cary Library's turn on Main Street in Houlton, Maine.
As a child I remember going into the old original Houlton Maine stone library and the second floor being glass! You could walk on it, see somewhat thru it and as a little guy I thought that was pretty neat.
The older section once the new large addition was added is used more for a special children's library complete with a summer reading program to get youth to know the joy of reading early on. In this section too is a large fireplace and during the Christmas holiday, there is a fire going and a special story time.
When someone near and dear passes away in Houlton, there are many worthwhile charities to give funds to in memory of the loved one. When you give fifty dollars to the library, they send a nice card to the family, indicating the list of books that were purchased in memory and along the lines of what the person enjoyed. You get a real insight into the person from their hobbies and past times.
Cary Library is located at 107 Main Street, on the corner of Broadway and in front of Monument Park where the Houlton Amphitheatre built by the Houlton Rotary Club hosts McGill's Band.
Two sites to visit for the Maine library...one site was set up in part by Bert Audette who worked there summers.
Another Cary Library video helps show and tell about the state of Maine's extensive facility network. The geneology department which is a home to rich history in the Southern Aroostook area.
The original library was constructed back in 1903 with a $10,000 donation from Andrew Carnegie.
The structure that is a vibrant center piece to Houlton Maine, the County Seat of Aroostook is on the Historic Register.