Memorial Day

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Stop by the Library during the Memorial Day Parade. Although the Library will be closed Monday, May 30th, we will be handing out cold lemonade in the parking area in front of the library. Hope to see you there!lemonade

Window Boxes

windowboxPlease help fill our window boxes. The Liberty Gardeners have donated the lovely window boxes at the Library in past years. This year, their funds are limited. Your donation to Liberty Gardeners will go a long way to help beautify our town in 2016. The plants are ordered, and your donation will defray the cost. Contact Sue Pelletier at 589-3123 about how to make your donation to Liberty Gardeners.

Plant & Pie Sale

Saturday, June 4, 9am-12:00pm

smbright_carnivalpieAs you are working in your garden this spring and have perennials to separate, please consider donating them to the Library Plant Sale. Put them in pots and label them with name, color, size, and preferred growing conditions. Annuals and houseplants will be accepted, too.

This is also the first Pie Sale of the summer. What kind of pie will you make?

 

Lake Keepers Camp

LakeLake Keepers Camp applications are now available! The Citizens’ Association of Liberty Lakes is offering a summer program for area youth who have completed the 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade this year. There will be a limited number of campers who will be able to attend, and preference may be given to first year applications. The camp is free and will be offered from August 1 – August 5, from 9:00 am to noon each day. The program will be led by volunteers from CALL, staff from DEP and other educators. The application for camp is available at the Liberty Town Office or you may download a copy at their website under the “Lake Keepers camp” section. www.libertylakes.net

StoryWalk

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StoryWalk available on Haystack Mountain Trail June through August.

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Tick-Free ME Challenge

tickTick-Free ME is a month long challenge, during which participants monitor their repellent use, use of protective clothing, performance of tick checks, and outdoor maintenance.

Adults aged 45 years and older have high rates of tick-borne disease in Maine. Maine CDC developed the challenge in order to help reduce the number of tick-borne diseases  contracted within this  age group. The goal of this challenge is to prevent tick-borne diseases  through the prevention of tick bites.

Tick-Free ME will take place during the month of July. The deadline to enroll  in Tick-Free ME is June 22, 2016.

Please click here to sign-up. Anyone 45 years and older can participate in the challenge.

At the end of June, libraries will receive packets to distribute to each person that has enrolled. Participants who complete each survey will be entered into a prize-winning raffle.

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May Exhibit

Art work by students from Mount View Middle School will be on display at the Liberty Library in May. There will be a selection of art from 6th, 7th and 8th grade students in a variety of styles and mediums. The art work represents the learning of students from across the RSU #3 district.

 

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Give IT – Get IT

PCsforMainePCs for Maine has nominated the Library for their Give IT – Get IT program in order to purchase newer and safer computers. We need new equipment in order to take advantage of the new circuit speed of 100Mbps. You can make a contribution to the Ivan O. Davis – Liberty Library here.

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Audiobooks SYNC

SYNCSYNC is a program that gives away two complete audiobook downloads — a current Young Adult title paired thematically with a Classic or Required Summer Reading title — each week to listeners through the summer.

Download the free YA Novel & Summer Reading Classic pair from SYNC here »

Remember – grab these titles before they are replaced by a new pairing each week. While the title availability is time-limited, your listening time is not. Once you have downloaded the MP3 files, the audiobook is yours to listen to at your leisure.

The SYNC program runs from May 5th – August 17th, 2016.

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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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Hats With Hugs

purplehatSue Pelletier is collecting hats for infants to give to Maine Hospitals. There is a basket at the library. We plan to collect larger hats and mittens once again in the fall.

A simple pattern for hats can be found here.

 

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