Little Free Library Art TrailPromoting neighborhood book exchanges with artful little libraries.
Little Free Libraries
Little Free Libraries are book and art sharing boxes that are open seven days a week, 24 hours a day and are freely accessible to all.
Milbridge’s Little Free Library Art Trail is sponsored by Downeast Roots, of which WHRL is a founding member. These libraries are designed and created by local artisans and feature books, arts, language learning supplies, and more.
Support for this community art project comes from Maine Seacoast Mission, IslandPort Press, The Onion Foundation, Women for Healthy Rural Living, and community donations. All of our libraries are registered with Little Free Library, the world’s largest book sharing movement.
When you visit one of these little gems, take a book and share a book!
“Today a reader, tomorrow a leader!”
Giving-- it's the Maine thing to do.
Zach Tomko and WHRL board member Maeve Perry, creators of the magical WHRL Little Free Library at WHRL.
Visit a Little Free Library!
To the Lighthouse
Location: The Alfred & Cynthia Sudsbury Walking Trail (next to the Milbridge Public Library)
Kayla Pinkham lives in Harrington and enjoys volunteering and learning new things. She graduated from UMaine Machias with a degree in English. While in college, she took many art classes and is drawn to creative activities from photography to printmaking. An avid reader, Kayla especially loves to read in the sun and is a member of the Downeast Women’s Book Club.
A Whimsical Tree House
Location: Children’s Garden at Milbridge Commons Wellness Park – 84 Main Street
This library is built around a cedar tree, has 3-D shingling of a dragonfly and flower, and features a hand-carved eagle on the uppermost tip of the library. Designed and built by Aaron Dvorkin, a finish carpenter in Steuben.
Location: WHRL’s Offices at 87 Main Street, Milbridge
Designed and built by Maeve Perry and Zachary Tomko. Maeve is a freelance artist from Cherryfield, ME., specializing in custom portraits. Her partner, Zachary, creates hand-hewn wood frames. Together, they’ve created this quaint little library. Click here to see more of Maeve Perry’s work.
Sharing Culture: Connecting the Dots
Location: Vazquez Mexican Takeout at 38 Main Street
Janie Snider grew up in Down East Maine and is inspired by her surroundings and the many various Maine landscapes. For the most part, Janie is a self-taught artist. She earned her teaching degree in elementary education from the University of Maine at Machias, as well as state certification in the Visual Arts. Janie just retired after 30 years teaching K-8 art in both Washington and Hancock County schools. Currently she resides in Milbridge, Maine and is pursuing her own art endeavors. As a Maine artist, she has painted auction pieces for the Maine Discovery Museum, Gateway Theatre and WHRL.
Little Stoney Library
Location: Incredible Edible Milbridge Garden at the Red Barn Motel, 3 N. Main Street
Raised in Massachusetts, Ken attended and graduated from Montserrat College of Art, as a Fine Art Major. For many years he lived and worked in the Greater Boston area with his wife and children, painting only part-time. Then in 2000, Ken took early retirement, moving to Downeast Maine to paint on a full-time basis. As a painter, his work ranges from Bold Abstracts to subtle Realism, with a strong infusion of color.