Staff Picks:

Check out these book reviews from staff members of the Louis T. Graves Memorial Public Library.  The books (with review cards) can be found on the Fireplace Mantel near the front desk at Graves Library. Come on in for a visit and check them out!


The Arsenal of Democracy by A. J. Baime

This is a well-written, informative and fast moving book about the creation of Henry Ford’s giant Detroit plant, Willow Run. The characters associated with running that behemoth, the four engine B-24 Liberator bomber it built, and the success of President Roosevelt and the government in lifting and pulling American industry up by the boot straps to build the arms and equipment necessary for victories over Germany and Japan all make for an incredible and exciting tale.

The ups and downs are well covered as American industry sheds the throes of the Great Depression to become the leading industrial giant in the world.


About Graves Library

I am a public library located in southern Maine. I am open 42 hours per week and serve over 6,000 patrons. The Library collaborates with others to meet the needs of the entire community for education, information, recreation, and communication. Residents of the towns of Kennebunkport, Kennebunk, Cape Porpoise, Wells, or Arundel, Maine (including general area) are welcome to a free Library Card. Non-Residents are also welcome to a temporary card for a fee of $20.00 (deposit). At the end of the stay, the non-resident may request their deposit be returned as long as the account is clear of any fines and all materials have been safely returned to the Library.
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