My blog has been changed to make it more appealing for those who have New England ancestors and want to see the area through photos. Things I’ll include are typical white New England churches, libraries showing their genealogical collection, historical societies, cemeteries, war memorials, in general, anything to do with history.

For four years I’ve blogged mostly about my personal genealogy in New England (Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, and New Hampshire), New York, New Jersey, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, and the Eastern Townships of Quebec, Canada. I still will, can’t forget my own roots.

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Friday, December 6, 2019

Libby Memorial Library, Old Orchard Beach, Maine

The Ferris wheel caught my eye when we walked into the library in Old Orchard Beach. These photos were taken during Labor Day week, and the tourist season was winding down. I haven't been to the town since the 60s, and it was a nice surprise to see how clean and exciting the town was. While I visited the library, my husband walked along the seven-mile beach. I loved the design of the library and the fact that there was an jam-packed archives room.
Libby Memorial Public Library
27 Staples Street
Old Orchard Beach, York Co., ME 04064
Phone: 207-934-4351

Sides of the library.

Sign about the library and the town.

Reference Desk.

Children's room above and attached reading room below.

Additional reading rooms.

Archive Room, with photos below. The reference librarian unlocked the door for me and allowed me to take photos. Unfortunately, I don't have any relatives or ancestors from this area.

The ocean resort is very popular with French Canadians, and several of the people we met spoke broken Englis. I can't recommend any restaurants because we didn't eat there, nor did we stay long since we had another library stop further south. We would love to go back and play tourist.
Poster in the lady's room. I saw the 9/24 date for a genealogy seminar.

Town of Old Orchard Beach, the library and the Atlantic Ocean.