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New Mobile Catalog!

We are pleased to announced that our online catalog has a new, easy to use, interface for mobile devices. The new catalog should be default when selected from a mobile device, but can also be reached by navigating to m.minerva.maine.edu. You can also select the desktop view by clicking on "Main Site” on the bottom of the screen. If you have any questions, please contact the library at 646-8181, or by e-mailing Devin Burritt at dburritt@wellstown.org


Mother Goose Storytime
Mondays at 10:30

Join us for Mother Goose Mondays! Children ages 0-24 months and their caregivers are invited to engage in lap activities, rhymes, songs, and fingerplays. 

These free events are sponsored by the Friends of the Wells Public Library.  For more information, please contact Allison Herman at aherman@wellstown.org or by calling the library at 646-8181.


Toddler Storytime
Tuesdays at 1:30 p.m. and Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.

Ages 2-5 years old and their caregivers are welcome to join us on Tuesday afternoons and Wednesday mornings for stories, songs, and movement, all followed by a craft.  

These free events are sponsored by the Friends of the Wells Public Library.  For more information, please contact Allison Herman at aherman@wellstown.org or by calling the library at 646-8181.  


Your Government, Your Neighborhood
Wednesday, March 4th at 10 a.m.

Meet members of Senator Angus King’s office and have an opportunity to ask for help, share concerns or learn more about what Senator King is doing to help Maine residents.   Senator King formed the "Your Government, Your Neighborhood” program as a way to get his staff out of the office and into the community to provide alternative outreach services.  For more information, please contact Kristi Bryant at kbryant@wellstown.org or by calling the library at 646-8181.




Lunch and Learn: The Irish of Maine
Friday, March 6th at 12 p.m.

Matthew Jude Barker, author of "The Irish of Portland, Maine:  A History of Forest City Hibernians”, will join us to explain how the Irish influenced Portland from its early days through the twentieth century.   Barker, an Irish historian and researcher, will also share stories of the triumphs and challenges the Irish of Maine faced.  Copies of the book will be available for sale and signing.  You are welcome to bring a lunch, and the library will provide drinks and desserts.  This free event is sponsored by the Friends of the Wells Public Library.  For more information, please contact Kristi Bryant at kbryant@wellstown.org or call the library at 646-8181.


Random Fandom - Star Wars
Friday, March 6th at 2:00 p.m.

It’s time to get ready to celebrate Star Wars!  At this program, geared towards kids in grades 5-8, we will make crafts, talk about our favorite aspects of Star Wars, eat snacks, and play games.  This free event is sponsored by the Friends of the Wells Public Library.  For more information, please contact Cidney Mayes at cmayes@wellstown.org or by calling the library at 646-8181. 




Art Gallery Reception and Opening
Saturday, March 7th at 11 a.m.

Come and welcome oil painter Lisa Roderick to the Weymouth Gallery.  Refreshments will be provided, and the artist will be available to answer questions.  This free event is sponsored by the Friends of the Wells Public Library.  For more information, please contact Cidney Mayes at cmayes@wellstown.org, or call the library at 646-8181.



Teen Tech Week: Make it with Makey Makey
Monday, March 9th at 2:00 p.m.

Come and play with the library’s Makey Makey!  With our Makey Makey, you can turn everyday objects into touchpads, and combine them with the internet.  At this program we will learn how to make a working guitar out of cardboard and a piano out of vegetables.  This Teen Tech Week program is for grades 5 and up.  Registration is required.  The first eight to sign up will receive a free Google Maker Camp T-shirt!  For more information please contact Cidney Mayes at cmayes@wellstown.org.  To register, call the library at 646-8181.


AARP Tax Aide Program
Tuesday, March 10th from 1:00-6:00 p.m.

Trained AARP Tax Aide volunteers will be at the library each Tuesday from February 3rd- April 14th to answer questions and help with electronically filing taxes.  They are also available to help with the new Property Tax Fairness Credit, formerly known as the Property Tax and Rent Refund.  For more information and to find out what to bring, please contact Kristi Bryant at kbryant@wellstown.org or by calling the library at 646-8181.  


Teen Tech Week: LED Pins and Bling
Tuesday March 10th at 3 p.m.

Explore basic circuit building with LED lights and make some pins that light up!  It’s a simple invention kit for beginners and experts alike.  This Teen Tech Week program is for grades 5 and up.  Registration is required.  For more information please contact Cidney Mayes at cmayes@wellstown.org.  To register, call the library at 646-8181.




Wellness Wednesday: Finding Credible Health Information Online
Wednesday, March 11th at 11 a.m.

Learn how to tell good health information from the bad with the Health Services Librarian from Southern Maine HealthCare, Susan Bloomfield, MLS, AHIP.  No need to rely on information from magazines, TV or the Internet anymore!  For more information, please contact Kristi Bryant at kbryant@wellstown.org or call the library at 646-8181.




Teen Tech Week: Glow Bike
Friday, March 13th at 2 p.m.

Using EL Wire, we will actually be making our very own glow bike!  This Teen Tech Week program is for grades 5 and up.  Registration is required.  This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Wells Library and the Biddeford Community Bike Center.  For more information please contact Cidney Mayes at cmayes@wellstown.org.  To register, call the library at 646-8181.



AARP Tax Aide Program
Tuesday, March 17th from 1:00-6:00 p.m.

Trained AARP Tax Aide volunteers will be at the library each Tuesday from February 3rd- April 14th to answer questions and help with electronically filing taxes.  They are also available to help with the new Property Tax Fairness Credit, formerly known as the Property Tax and Rent Refund.  For more information and to find out what to bring, please contact Kristi Bryant at kbryant@wellstown.org or by calling the library at 646-8181.  


Facebook 101
Tuesday, March 17th at 6:00 p.m.

Wondering what Facebook is and how to set-up an account?  Join us to discover this social media phenomenon and learn how to use it!  We’ll start from the beginning and show you the basics of Facebook.  More advanced Facebook topics will be covered at a later date.  For more information, please contact Kristi Bryant at kbryant@wellstown.org.  To register, call the library at 646-8181.  



Anime and Manga Club
Thursday, March 19th at 2:00 p.m.

Do you love anime and manga, or want to know more about them? Join us to watch Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, and talk about your favorite shows and manga!  For more information, please contact Cidney Mayes at cmayes@wellstown.org or by calling the library at 646-8181. 




Gardening with Jolene: Forcing Daffodil and Tulip Bulbs
Friday, March 20th at 10 a.m.

Come get a taste of spring by learning how to force tulip and daffodil bulbs!  Master Gardener Jolene Staruch will show us the technique of forcing bulbs, as well as give tips about how to care for bulbs.  All materials will be provided at this free program.  Registration is required.   For more information, please contact Kristi Bryant at kbryant@wellstown.org.  To register, call the library at 646-8181.  


AARP Tax Aide Program
Tuesday, March 24th from 1:00-6:00 p.m.

Trained AARP Tax Aide volunteers will be at the library each Tuesday from February 3rd- April 14th to answer questions and help with electronically filing taxes.  They are also available to help with the new Property Tax Fairness Credit, formerly known as the Property Tax and Rent Refund.  For more information and to find out what to bring, please contact Kristi Bryant at kbryant@wellstown.org or by calling the library at 646-8181.  


Spring Fling
Thursday, March 26th at 6:00 p.m.

Celebrate the season at the library!  We will welcome the warmer weather with some spring-themed crafts, stories, and temporary tattoos.  Refreshments and games will be happening, too!  This free event is sponsored by the Friends of the Wells Public Library.  For more information, please contact Allison Herman at aherman@wellstown.org or by calling the library at 646-8181.



Knitting & Crocheting Group
Fridays at 10:30 a.m.

Not only is our Knitting & Crocheting Group still going strong, but we are now open to any kind of hand needlework.  From embroidery and cross-stitch, to knitting and sewing, whatever you do – if it’s portable, bring it in & join us!  We meet from 10:30-12:00 every Friday, as long as the library is open.  All ages and levels of ability are welcome.



Library Card Amendment

The Wells Public Library has recently amended its Library Card Policy to allow legal residents and/or property owners to receive a Wells Public Library resident card. Previously, only legal residents of Ogunquit were included. We are very excited about this change, and welcome all Ogunquit property owners/residents, year-round or seasonal, to obtain a free library card.

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Wells Public Library Newsletter

We now publish a quarterly newsletter including information on our adult and childrens programs, library news, and reminders about important library services and policies. 

If you live in Wells, your copy of the newsletter has been mailed. If you don't receive a copy, you can read it here anytime, or pick one up at the library! 

Click here to read the December-February newsletter

Click here to read the September-November newsletter

Click here to read the June-August  newsletter