Hours

Monday 4:00-7:00
Thursday 10:00-4:00

Restrictions apply
Curbside available

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Your library looks somewhat different. We ask for your patience and cooperation as we attempt to maintain a safe environment for everyone. Library programs will continue to be virtual at this time.

These are the requirements to come inside:

  • Limit of 4 people at a time.
  • Please wear a face mask. Curbside service is available if you are unable to wear one.
  • Use hand sanitizer upon entry.
  • Practice social distancing by maintaining a 6-foot distance from other people.
  • Return all items to the Book Drop outside.
  • Limit your visit to 30 minutes.

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Frog and Toad are Friends

September is Library Card Sign-up Month! It is also the 50th birthday of Frog and Toad. Arnold Lobel’s beloved characters have delighted and amused generations of readers since the publication of Frog and Toad Are Friends in 1970.

For 50 years, Frog and Toad have shown readers what true friendship is all about. So if you come to the library and sign-up for a library membership, we will give you your very own copy of Frog and Toad Are Friends, one per family while they last. (If you already have a library membership, we will give you a book, too, if you ask.)

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Summer Reading

Congratulations to the 17 people who returned  their Summer Reading Calendar and received prizes. They read for at least 65 days during June, July, and August. Many kids had every day marked off!
The Summer Reading Program was sponsored by Pieceworks, Inc.

Knits & Pieces

We will be collecting hats and mittens for those small heads and small hands! The Belfast Soup Kitchen is already feeding more of our fellow citizens. The need is great and there are several agencies who will be able to distribute as much as we are able to provide.

So please, get your needles and crochet hooks going. We are not currently collecting at the library, but we will be asking you to bring them in at a future date so that we may get them where they are needed. Thank you so much!

Simple 2-needle mittens: 3-4 yrs,  4-6 yrs, & 6-8 yrs.
A simple pattern for hats can be found here. Watch cap pattern.  Bear Hat pattern.

 

Book Discussion

Wednesday, November 4, 6:30
Book Discussion via Zoom. Anyone is welcome to participate. We will be discussing Sea people : the puzzle of Polynesia by Christina Thompson, a thrilling intellectual detective story that looks into the past to uncover who first settled the islands of the remote Pacific, where they came from, how they got there, and how we know.
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There are 15 copies of this book available on MaineCat. Keep in mind that it has been taking 2-3 weeks for items to arrive and plan accordingly. The Zoom link will be sent to those who register by November 3rd.

Request Sea People

Poetry Express

Listen to poems from the Poetry Express performance that was held at the library on September 23rd.: (more…)

Tote Bag

"I Love Liberty Library" tote bag“I Love Liberty Library” tote bag available for $20 at the library. The rugged canvas and roomy size makes it perfect for transporting your library books! 18″w X 17 1/2″h with 25″ handles. Beautifully printed with water-based inks by Liberty Graphics. Limited quantities. This is our summer fundraiser so “show some love” for your library.

March Madness Cribbage Tournament

March 1st ’til Completed   
Playing in the final round:

  • Peter Beckford
  • Isaac Widmer

Due to social distancing, it will take some time before the final round will be played.

Shadow Camp Online Workshops

Shadow Camp is a series of 3 self-paced online workshops designed for kids ages 7-11. (However, the performances can be enjoyed by younger children and the activities by teens and adults.) Matt Sandbank is a nationally-touring shadow puppeteer based in Austin, TX.  Each workshop features approximately 30 minutes of content that combines shadow puppet skits, artist guidance, and simple at-home activities: The Science of Shadows,  Elements of Poetry, and Making Shadow Puppets. You can view whenever you want through September 1, as many times as you want.

Shadow Camp workshops

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150 Years Ago

150About 35 years ago, Janet Heslam bought from an antique shop in Brooks four daily journals from October 1864 to October 1871.  It turns out they were written by a man in Montville who farmed, but he also supervised the one room school houses. At the end of the first journal, she found the signature of H. M. Howard. The other journals are not signed. Janet determined the journalist was 27, in 1865, and his daughter Eva died in 1864. Janet decided to transcribe these journals to share in her weekly letters to her grandchildren. She offered to share these transcriptions so they could be posted on the Library webpage for everyone to read. We will post one a month. It will be interesting as we go through the year to compare the daily happenings of a man 150 years ago to the present day. We hope you enjoy!

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