July Book Walk

Beginning July 5 and continuing through July 31, you can read a book while you hike the Palermo Preserve trails at 1401 Turner Ridge Road. The featured story is “The Way Back Home” by Oliver Jeffers. As families walk along the wooded path, they will find laminated pages of the book attached to trees. The book walk is a great way for kids to experience the joy of reading while getting outside to explore the natural world.

Follow up your hike at the Palermo Community Library to see the fun display and informational sheet about outer space.

This event is sponsored by the Palermo Community Library with the cooperation of the Midcoast Conservancy. The library is located at 2789 Route 3. For more information, call 993-6088 or email or visit

Your vote needed

The Southwest Waldo County Broadband Coalition ( has been exploring ways to bring broadband internet to Palermo and other local communities. The next step toward bringing in high-speed Internet is for the Palermo Select Board to enter into an interlocal agreement with other municipalities for the purpose of creating the Waldo Broadband Corp., which could then create a broadband utility district.

An informational meeting will be held on Tuesday, July 12, at 6 p.m. at the Palermo Community Library. A town meeting will be held on Friday, July 15, at 6 p.m., also at the library, where you can vote on whether the Select Board may enter into this agreement.

Library’s 20th anniversary

The Palermo Community Library will celebrate its 20th anniversary at the annual meeting on Sunday, July 10, at 2 p.m. The library is pleased to announce the return of speakers to the annual meeting! This year, the Palermo Historical Society joins the library in co-hosting our featured speaker, Capt. Davd Sulin, a member of Maine 20th Volunteer Infantry Company B reenactors. Capt. Sulin will tell us about soldiers from Palermo and their role in the Battle of Gettysburg. He will also bring lots of artifacts and personal items from the Civil War.

Although the meeting starts at 2 p.m., Capt. Sulin encourages the public to come as early as 1 p.m. to look at his large display and ask any questions you may have. Capt. Sulin’s talk will serve as a nice lead-in to the Maine 20th reenactors’ Palermo Days encampment next to the Worthing House Aug. 12-14.

This is a public meeting and all are invited. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, call 993-6088 or email or visit