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8 Dublin Road South Thomaston ME 04858


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Special Collections

Tracing your family Tree?

The library features an extensive collection of local genealogical documents. Search our catalog to see our extensive Genealogy collection.

When you have the LibraryWorld catalog page, search "Genealogy" in all words. You will receive a list of all the materials in our collection.

Of special note is a searchable CD database program containing all South Thomaston Vital statistics:births, deaths, marriages, and cemetery records.

South Thomaston Authors

We feature works by several prominent South Thomaston authors and illustrators. Stop by and see works by Steve Waterman, Capt George Kittredge, Audrey Buffington, Dynamite Payson, Loretta Krupinkski, among others.

Each month, the library will feature another Author from our extensive Maine collection. For more information about Maine Authors see the Maine State Libraries Literary Map of Maine. We are proud to say we have works by almost everyone on the list.


Featured Maine Author


Harold H. "Dynamite" Payson

A resident of South Thomaston, author "Dynamite" Payson, a world renowned boatbuilder, is a retired lobsterman, saw sharpener and the proprietor of H. H. Payson Co., offering boat building plans for sale to the average boatbuilder. He is the author of numerous books including:

  • Boat modeling the easy way : a scratch builder's guide
  • Boat modeling with Dynamite Payson
  • Build the new instant boats
  • The dory model book : a Woodenboat book
  • Go build your own boat!
  • How to build the Gloucester light dory : a classic in plywood
  • Instant boatbuilding with Dynamite Payson : the fastest, easiest way to build 15 boats for power, sail, oar, and paddle
  • Instant boats
  • Keeping the cutting edge : setting and sharpening hand and power saws

  • For more information about Mr. Payson and his company you can go to his official webpage or to the company's official page

    South Thomaston Public Library has every book by this local notable. Stop by and check out a copy.


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