Inspecting the condition of the roof and gutters, Nov. 21, 2016


After patching up after each major rainstorm, the library trustees decided it was time to do some restoration work on our historic library. A major exterior renovation project is underway at the library. The capital campaign has begun and historic architects have been consulted. The goal of the project is to:



reslate the roof,

install new copper gutters and eaves,

install a new skylight,

replace the old Lexan storm windows,

restore the window frames,

clean, fill and re-glaze the terra cotta,

reconstruct the cracked brick cheek walls,

re-point the masonry and granite foundation and

install new exterior stair railings.


Donations are needed to make this restoration a reality. Please write a check payable to the Abbott Memorial Library and send it to 1 Church Street, Dexter, ME 04930.

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Your donation is fully tax-deductible since the Abbott Memorial Library is a 501(C)(3) charity named under the Abbott Memorial Library Board of Trustees.