We are the public library for Union, Maine, and serve the surrounding towns of Appleton, Hope, Warren, Washington, Waldoboro, and Friendship. We offer books, movies, magazines, audiobooks, and ebooks for borrowing. We have public computers, wireless internet access, and printing/photocopying (black and white, $.10/sheet). We have programs and events for our community and hold several fundraisers per year. All are welcome to visit the library and use our materials while here, even without a library card. We hope to see you soon!
The mission of Vose Library is to advance learning, inspire curiosity, enrich lives, and promote community.
A community engaged in lifelong learning.
Card Application .pdf or .doc
Circulation Policy .doc
Building Use Policy/Application Form .pdf or .doc
Ereader Instructions and Policy .pdf or .doc
Exhibit Policy .pdf
Behavior Policy .doc
Computer and Internet Policy .doc
Vose Library Bylaws .doc
Vose Library was founded in 1931 with the bequest of a collection of books and $5000 from Helen Ayer Vose, a school teacher who was born in Union. The Vose Library was first located on the second floor of the Vose building, above a local business. In 1938, it was moved to the Masonic Block where it inhabited a small corner of the local grocery store. In 1976 the library was relocated to the newly-renovated Robbins House in space rented from the Union Historical Society. In 1999 a capital campaign was begun to raise funds for a “home of our own,” and in early 2011 the library moved into its own new building just down the street at 392 Common Road.
Vose Library has two pieces by Maine artist Bernard Langlais on display, in partnership with Colby College and the Kohler Foundation. More Langlais works can be seen on the Langlais Art Trail at other cultural institutions. The Kohler Foundation has an overview, slideshow, and video on their Langlais page.