Thinking about buying an iPad, TABLET or E-READER ?
Come to the library to try out six of the hottest devices on the market today. Our display includes: an iPad Mini, a Lexus Tablet, a Nook HD, a Kindle Fire, a Nook Simple Touch and a Kindle Paper White.These devices, dubbed "The Technology Petting Zoo” are on loan from the Maine State Library and will be on hand at the Wells Public Library until the end of July. Feel free to stop by to try out the devices, ask questions of the staff and decide for yourself if one of these devices is right for you!
On Friday, July 25that 2:00 the Wells Public Library is calling on all young padawans ages 4-9 to join us for our first ever Star Wars party. Come in your favorite Star Wars attire for intergalactic stories, a death-star piñata, a costumed march against Emperor Palpatine’s Republic, and Star Wars crafts. This event is free, no registration required, and is sponsored by the Friends of the Wells Public Library. Please contact Devin Burritt at firstname.lastname@example.org at 207-646-8181 with any questions.
Put on your dancin’ shoes, and join us on July 28th at 10:30 for a performance by Biddeford’s own children’s musician Rob Duquette. Rob’s children’s music features re-arranged classics and many original fun songs. Rob sings and performs on Ukelele, guitar, xylophone and many percussion instruments from around the globe.
Rob is a multi-instrumentalist musician with an emphasis on drums and percussion. A full time music educator and composer since 1998, Rob maintains an active gigging career splitting most of his time between Boston, Portland, Maine, and his own Gameroom Studios in Saco, Maine where he regularly teaches drums, percussion, and guitar. A classically trained percussionist, Rob also teaches World Music, African Drumming, and American Popular Music at the University of New England. This event is free, no registration required, and sponsored by the Friends of the Wells Public Library. Please contact Devin Burritt with any questions at 207-646-8181 or email@example.com.
On Thursday, August 7 at 6:30 pm, Brandie Burrows of the Portland Public Library will share her experience as a volunteer setting up a library in Xela, Guatemala with the nonprofit group, Librarians without Borders.
This program is free, and sponsored by the Friends of the Wells Public Library. For more information or to register, please call the library at 646-8181 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Come to the Wells Public Library on or after June 30th to participate in our annual summer reading program. This summer kids ages 3 to entering fourth grade will receive a prize for every two hours they read or are read to up to fourteen hours. We also have events all summer long, kicking off with Mad Science of Maine on June 30th at 10:30.
Tweens and teens entering fifth through
twelfth grade will receive a prize for every hour that they are read to up to
ten hours. For the next twenty hours of reading they will receive a raffle
ticket for a chance to win one of two skim boards, one of two $25 dollar amazon
gift cards, or one of four $10 iTunes/Google Play gift cards.
Everyone who registers will also be entered into raffles all summer long to win great prizes from Scoop Deck, Wonder Mountain Extreme Mini Golf, and Big Daddy’s Ice Cream. You can register online, or by coming to the library on or after June 30th.
The summer reading program is entirely free, and sponsored by the Friends of the Wells Public Library. The Wells Public Library would like to extend its thanks to Subway, the Portland Sea Dogs, Scoop Deck, Wonder Mountain Extreme Mini Golf, and Big Daddy’s Ice Cream for promoting a love of life long reading, and donating to this year’s Summer Reading Program. Please contact Devin Burritt at 207-646-8181 or email@example.com with any questions.
Join us every Tuesday from 1-5 for a drop in craft from July
1st until August 12th. Every week a different craft will be left out
with instructions and materials to help you make dazzling art.
This program is free, no registration required, and is sponsored by the Friends of the Wells Public Library. Please contact Devin Burritt at firstname.lastname@example.org or 646-8181 with any questions.
Join us at the gazebo in Harbor Park every Wednesday at 10:30 from July 2nd until August 13th. For this all ages event we will read stories, sing songs, and do movement activities to help develop print awareness, print motivation, vocabulary, and a love for stories. This event is free, and no registration is required. Please contact Devin Burritt at email@example.com 646-8181 with any questions.
Stop by the Wells Public Library on Fridays from 1:00-2:00 for our Lego Club beginning July 11th and ending August 15th. Participants can build whatever they like, and the library will display their creations for next week. Attendees may bring Lego’s from home, or use the library’s supply. This free program is sponsored by the Friends of the Wells Public Library and no registration is required. Please contact Devin Burritt at firstname.lastname@example.org or 646-8181 with any questions.
The library’s Knitting & Crochet group just finished a group project making scarves for the Boston Marathon Scarf Project.
The Marathon Scarf Project is organized by members of the Old South Knitters, the church's group of about 30 knitters, crocheters and weavers. The group is collecting handmade scarves in the colors of royal blue and yellow, the official colors of the Boston Marathon.
Each scarf will be presented to a runner on Sunday, April 20, the day before the marathon.
We still meet every Friday from 10:30 – noon and new members, no matter what age or skill level, are always welcome.