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Library Closing
Tuesday, January 27th

Due to the impending blizzard scheduled for Tuesday, January 27th, Municipal Offices and Facilities including the Transfer Station, Recreation Department, Library, and Harbor will be closing with the exception of Public Safety and PWD personnel and their facilities. To allow for proper storm cleanup, municipal facilities/departments, including the library, will re-open at noon on Wednesday January 28th.



New Storytime Session!
Tuesdays at 1:30 p.m.

Ages 2-5 years old and their caregivers are welcome to join us on Tuesdays for stories, songs, and movement, all followed by a craft.  For more information, please contact Allison Herman at aherman@wellstown.org or by calling the library at 646-8181.




Computer Camp - Basic Internet
Thursday, January 29th at 1:30 p.m.

Learn what the internet is and how you can use it to find information, locate old friends, contact companies and much more!  This will be an introductory class - the only requirement is a basic understanding of computers.   For more information, please contact Kristi Bryant at kbryant@wellstown.org or by calling the library at 646-8181.



Readerís Best Friend
Saturday, January 31st at 10:30 a.m.

Calling all young readers!  Calling all animal lovers!  Children of all ages are invited to read to Dawn and her therapy dog Trace at the Wells Public Library on Saturday, January 31st. For more information, please contact Allison Herman at aherman@wellstown.org or by calling the library at 646-8181.





Obamacare Enrollment
Monday, February 2nd from 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Healthcare Navigators, Robin Hewitt-Bibber of York County Community Action and Celyn Reed of Nasson Health Care will help people apply online for health insurance through the Affordable Care Actís (ACA) Marketplace.  The ACA is also known as Obamacare.  Appointments are required. To schedule an appointment, please call the library at 646-8181 or email Kristi Bryant at kbryant@wellstown.org.  You will need to bring some paperwork, so please make sure to find out what to bring. 


AARP Tax Aide Program
Tuesday, February 3rd 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 about tax forms or tax help and what to bring to have your taxes e-filed, you can download our Tax Assistance information here.  If you need more information, please call us at 646-8181 or email Kristi Bryant at kbryant@wellstown.org. 


Computer Camp - Using Email
Thursday, February 5th at 1:30 p.m.

Want to know what e-mail is and how to use it?  Come and learn how to create a Gmail account, and how to send and receive email.  This will be an introductory class - the only requirement is a basic understanding of computers.   Please call 646-8181 to register.  If you would like more information, please contact Kristi Bryant at kbryant@wellstown.org.



Lunch and Learn Ė Making Sushi
Friday, February 6th at 12:00 p.m.

Learn how to make your own sushi!  Carol Steingart, marine educator and owner of Coast Encounters, will teach us how to make our own California Rolls.  This is a FREE program and all materials and ingredients will be provided.  Vegetarian options are available.  Attendance is limited, so please register by calling the library at 646-8181.  If you need more information, please contact Kristi Bryant at kbryant@wellstown.org.
 



Random Fandom
Friday, February 6th at 2:00 p.m.

Do you love watching cooking competitions? Do you love food? If so, you won't want to miss this month's Random Fandom! We will be having our very own cooking competition. For more information, please contact Cidney Mayes at cmayes@wellstown.org, or call the library at 646-8181. 



AARP Tax Aide Program
Tuesday, February 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.


Computer Camp - Internet Searching
Thursday, February 12th at 1:30 p.m.

Using the internet can be a lot of fun, but learning to do it efficiently can take some practice.  Come learn how to use Google and other websites to search and find just what you want.  Learn how to formulate a search before even touching the computer!  This will be an introductory class - the only requirement is a basic understanding of computers.   For more information, please contact Kristi Bryant at kbryant@wellstown.org or by calling the library at 646-8181.


Obamacare Enrollment
Thursday, February 12th from 3 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Healthcare Navigators, Robin Hewitt-Bibber of York County Community Action and Celyn Reed of Nasson Health Care will help people apply online for health insurance through the Affordable Care Actís (ACA) Marketplace. The ACA is also known as Obamacare. Appointments are required. To schedule an appointment, please call the library at 646-8181 or email Kristi Bryant at kbryant@wellstown.org. You will need to bring some paperwork, so please make sure to find out what to bring.

Valentine Crafternoon
Friday, February 13th at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

Come to the library to make your Valentineís Day cards!  We will provide the supplies for you to get as creative as you can.  We will be hosting two sessions of this fun event: 11:00 a.m. for the younger ages and 2:00 p.m. for grade school and above.  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.



Gardening with Jolene - Starting Seeds for Your Garden
Friday, February 13th at 2:00 p.m.

Come to the library to learn how to start and care for your own seedlings with Master Gardener, Jolene Staruch.  We will provide the seeds, peat pots and the know-how, just register for the program to help us ensure we have enough materials.  To register and for more information, please contact Kristi Bryant at kbryant@wellstown.org or by calling the library at 646-8181.



BJ Hickman Magic Show
Wednesday, February 18th at 10:30 a.m.

Magician BJ Hickman is coming back!  Using comedy magic, dazzling deceptions, audience participation and mind reading miracles, the magicianís shows are a popular favorite throughout New England.  Prepare to be amazed!  This 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.



Anime Club
Thursday, February 19th at 2:00 p.m.

Are you in 5th grade or above and love Anime and Manga?  If so, come join the fun at our first Anime Club!  We will meet at the library to discuss, read, and even watch todayís latest trend in animation.   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.


Family Game Night
Thursday, February 19th at 6:00 p.m.

We are so excited to bring Game Night to the library!  We will provide various board, card, and even Wii games for the whole family to enjoy.  We will also have GIANT games for those interested.  Play as a team, compete against each other, or participate in some librarian-led trivia exercises.  Donít miss out!  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.


Storytime
Mondays and Wednesdays 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. 
   
Ages 2-5 years old and their caregivers are welcome to join us on Wednesdays 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.



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 Ė if itís 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.




Connectivity Issues
 
Please bear with us as we work on upgrading our service.  Our computers have been experiencing intermittent shutdowns, making internet access problematic.  If a phone call is lost in the middle of speaking with the library, please call back, as this has also been an issue.  

Our staff is working to continue providing excellent customer service while also finding ways to work around the loss of internet service.  We appreciate your patience during this time.

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