South China Library, South China, Maine  

Hours: Monday 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Wednesday 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 3 - 7 p.m.

Saturday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Phone: 207-445-3094

Location: 247   Village Street, South China, ME 04358

Cheryl Baker, Librarian    

The South China Library, founded in 1830, is the oldest continuously operating library in Maine. 

Programs and services include:

• Summer program for children on Wednesday mornings

•  Book Club for adults meets year-round

•  Youth book club for students ages 9-12 meets monthly for activities, snacks and book discussion (on hold for the summer). Enjoy our summer reading program.

• Large print book collection

• Quaker collection

• Audiobooks

• Public computers

•  Free wireless internet access

As of July 2018, 391 households have South China Library cards. 

The library is supported by the Town of China and by donations from individuals. Our fundraisers include several book sales and yard sales. Our annual operating budget is $9,000 with about half of the budget used to provide programs and purchase books and supplies, and half used to operate and maintain the library building. We accept donations of books, magazines, and movies. Items not added to the collection are sold at our book sales

We are grateful for our volunteers who are dedicated to making every library visit enjoyable. Volunteers staff the library, process new books, help at the book sale, and take care of our historic building. If you would like to volunteer one morning or afternoon each month to help out at the library please contact the library.

Mailing address: South China Library,  PO Box 417, South China, ME 04358

Phone: 207-445-3094