Turner Public Library
Books are just the beginning...
Turner Public Library patron cards are offered free of charge to Turner residents. We ask that parents help us determine the age at which your child is ready for their own card, however for children under the age of 14, we require an adult signature.
If you live in Leeds or Greene, and have a child enrolled in MSAD 52, you may obtain a TPL patron card free of charge for your child.
Non-residents of Turner may obtain a TPL patron card for a $10.00 annual fee.
Please come into the library in person to register for your patron card. Acceptable proof of residency for Turner residents includes:
Driver's License with current address
Current utility bill
Lease or property tax information
If you applying for a patron card based on MSAD 52 enrollment, please bring a current grade-level report card, progress notice, or teacher assignment letter.
Cards expire one year from date of issuance, but we are always happy to renew cards when you visit us in person, request by telephone, or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Should you forget to bring your library card with you, you may still borrow library materials. We may ask to confirm your identity for your security, as well as the library's.
Materials not available directly from the Turner Public Library's collection may be available to patrons through the Interlibrary Loan service. Please contact library staff for details. Most books are $3.00 when requested.
Books for Babies:
We're always happy to celebrate the arrival new patrons, even the ones too little to read to themselves. To encourage reading to children, the Turner Public Library celebrates the arrival of future readers with a gift of a free book!
A wonderful resource for those of you who love digital books! No need to come in to the library with hundreds of options at your fingertips. Simply log in to Cloud Library and use your library card number to access the materials.
Books are our number one priority but did you know Turner Public Library also offers these materials...
Fiction and non-fiction print books for all ages
Audiobooks on CD
DVD movies and television series
Xbox One games
Looms, spinning wheel, and accessories
Home and garden tools
E-books and audiobook downloads through the CloudLibrary app or via the internet.
Digital Media Services:
• Computers and Internet Access: The library is pleased to offer computers for public use. Basic assistance can be scheduled for those unfamiliar with computers or the Internet.
• Wireless Internet Access
• eBooks and Audiobooks distributed through Cloud Library.
• State Park Pass
• Maine Botanical Gardens Pass
• Western Maine Play Museum Pass
Other links and resources...
At Turner Public Library, we're here to help. Sometimes, the best help we can provide is a link to another source of information.
Here are a few of our favorites:
MaineCat Statewide Library Catalog:
This link will take you the statewide library catalog. All libraries that loan books through Interlibrary loan list their catalogs on this site. If you cannot find the book you want in our library, try here. We can request it for you. https://mainecat.maine.edu/
The New York Public Library Research Portal:
Some of the collections are accessible only to NYPL cardholders, however, there is still a wealth of information that is available to all. https://www.nypl.org/research
The Library of Congress Research and Reference Portal
The Library of Congress is our national library, and the nation's largest collection print and digital works. We suggest you start with the Library of Congress's Guide for Researchers found on the linked page. http://www.loc.gov/rr/
Maine State Government Agencies Directory:
This link will take you to a linked directory of the agencies which make up our state government. From there, you can link to a specific agency's website. http://www.maine.gov/portal/government/state-agencies.php
Maine State Archives: http://www.maine.gov/sos/arc/research/
Town of Turner website: https://www.turnermaine.com/
Maine School Administrative District 52 website: http://www.msad52.org/
Portland Press Herald: http://www.pressherald.com/
Lewiston Sun Journal: http://www.sunjournal.com/
Kennebec Journal: http://www.centralmaine.com/