Important Staff Contacts

Joshua Tiffany, Director

207.657.4110 ext. 201

Kathy George, Children's Librarian

207.657.4110 ext. 205

Darcel Devou, Circulation Manager

207.657.4110 ext. 200

Gray Public Library

5 Hancock Street

Gray, Maine 04039


Phone: 207.657.4110

Fax: 207.657.4138

Sunday & Monday


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Staff Recommendations and Book Lists

Darcel Recommends…

Peyton Place Comes Home to Maine by Mac Smith

The Big Tiny: A Built-It-Myself Memoir by Dee Williams

Becoming  by Michelle Obama

Nine Mile Bridge: Three Years in the Maine Woods by Helen Hamlin

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes by Caitlin Doughty

Kathy Recommends…

My Bed by Rebecca Bond (Picture)

Turtle Walk by Matt Phelan (Picture)

Dinosaur Lady:The Daring Discoveries of Mary Anning, the First Paleontologist by Linda Skeers

Snow Leopard: Ghost of the Mountains by Justin Anderson

Crossings: Extraordinary Structures for Extraordinary Animals by Katy Duffield

The Vanderbeekers series by Karina Yan Glaser (Juvenile Chapter)

The Penderwicks series by Jeanne Birdsall (Juvenile Chapter)

Dark is Rising series by Susan Cooper (Young Adult)

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas (Young Adult)

One of Us is Lying by Karen McManus (Young Adult)

Donna Recommends…

The Neuroscientist Who Lost Her Mind by Barbara Lipska

New Mainers: Portraits of Our Immigrant Neighbors by Pat Nyhan

Becoming Wild by Carl Safina

Animals in Translation by Temple Grandin

Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen

Cheryl Recommends…

Have You Seen Me? by Kate White (Suspense)

His and Hers by Alice Feeney (Suspense)

Crooked River by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child (Suspense)

The Queen of Blood by Sarah Beth Durst (Fantasy)

Cassie Recommends…

The 7 ½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton (Suspense)

Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid (Literary Fiction)

The Dearly Beloved by Cara Wall (Literary/ Domestic Fiction)

The Lewis Trilogy by Peter May (Detective)

Gilmore Girls (TV Series)

Lists and Links!


Pat Barter Speaker Series Guest Speakers–Authors that have appeared at GPL.

(Mostly) British TV Series–A listing of some of our most popular TV series from BBC and PBS.

Maine Stories (Part 1)–Series and stories that are set in our much beloved state.

Detective Mystery Book Series (you may not know about)


LibraryReads–Monthly lists of recommendations from librarians

NoveList–A database that can help you find your next great read. You will need your library card information to access this database from home.

Goodreads–Lists, lists, and more lists. A site for recommendations from readers.

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