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Building Updates


The Library will be closed Monday, March 30th 
and Tuesday, March 31st for construction.  
We will reopen Wednesday, April 1st at 10 a.m.

Because the book drop will be inaccessible, 
there will be no fines for books returned late next week.

We thank you for your patience and understanding!

Please remember, the Kennebunk Free Library and Rice Public Library have offered to provide temporary assistance while our building is being worked on.  All Wells residents are eligible for a free Kennebunk Free Library card as part of our reciprocal agreement.  All non-residents may temporarily use their Wells Public Library card to check out items from the Kennebunk Free Library and from the Rice Public Library.

There will be no fees or fines accrued while the library is closed. If you receive a letter or e-mail telling you otherwise, please disregard that letter. 

If you have any questions, please contact the library at 646-8181.


AARP Tax Aide Program CANCELLED
CANCELLED AT THIS LOCATION

AARP Tax Help has been cancelled for the rest of the year at this location. You may visit them on Mondays, from 10am-4pm at the Louis B. Goodall Memorial Library in Sanford, Wednesdays from 9am-1pm at the Graves Memorial Library in Kennebunkport, Thursdays 9:30am-12pm at the Kennebunk Free Library, and Thursday/Friday 10am-4pm at the Ross Center in Biddeford. 

For more information please contact the library at 646-8181.  


Friends of the Wells Public Library Book Sale


The Friends of the Wells Public Library Book Sale will continue while the front portion of the library and the meeting room remain closed. 
The books are now located on shelves just inside the rear entrance of the library. The sale contains both paperback and hardcover books, bestselling authors, as well as an assortment of non-fiction and children's books.  The collection is updated on a weekly basis with prices ranging from $0.25-5.00.  If you have any questions, please contact 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.


Reader’s Best Friend
Saturday, March 28th at 10:30 a.m.

Calling all young readers!  Calling all animal lovers! Children of all ages are invited to read to Jolene and her therapy dog Boo at the Wells Public Library.  Having a child read aloud to a dog can develop and enhance reading skills, boost confidence in reading aloud, and reduce anxiety to dogs.  For more information, please contact Allison Herman at aherman@wellstown.org or by calling the library at 646-8181.



Spring Organizing CANCELLED Due to Construction
RESCHEDULED

This program has been rescheduled for Tuesday, June 16th at 6 pm.  We hope you can join us then!

This free program is sponsored by the Friends of the Wells Public Library.  For more information, please contact Kristi Bryant at kbryant@wellstown.org or by calling the library at 646-8181.  



Lunch and Learn with Maine’s Poet Laureate Wesley McNair
Friday, April 3rd at 12 p.m.


In celebration of National Poetry Month, come hear Maine's Poet Laureate Wesley McNair read some of his work.  McNair, a writer, editor, and professor, has authored ten volumes of poetry; his most recent collection is The Lost Child: Ozark Poems. Copies of McNair’s books will be available for sale and signing after the program. Feel free to bring lunch if you wish, the library will provide drinks and dessert.  For more information, please contact Kristi Bryant at kbryant@wellstown.org or call 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.  


Random Fandom
Friday, April 3rd 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. 



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.


Blackout Poetry
Tuesday, April 7th at 2:00 p.m.


April is National Poetry Month!  We will celebrate by creating our own Blackout Poetry.  Blackout Poetry is made by taking a page from a book and blacking out words until you create your own unique poem from the words printed on the page.  Whether you are a poetry enthusiast, or like turning something old into something new, come craft your own poem!  For more information, please contact Cidney Mayes at cmayes@wellstown.org or by calling the library at 646-8181.



Planning a Preserving Garden
Tuesday, April 7th at 6 p.m.

We are pleased to welcome Kate McCarty, a University of Maine Cooperative Extension Master Food Preserver and Master Gardener. McCarty will teach us how to plant a preserving garden in order to later can and freeze your harvest.  Participants will learn the best produce varieties for canning, how much to plant for different household sizes, and other tips to maximize yield and garden health.  For more information, please contact Kristi Bryant at kbryant@wellstown.org or 207-646-8181 ext. 205.  


Wellness Wednesday: Get Informed about Autism
Wednesday, April 8th at 11 a.m.


In recognition of Autism Awareness month we have invited Gayle Fitzpatrick, a national Autism advocate and member of the Maine Autism Society, to speak at the library.  She will help us understand Autism and how it affects those who have it.  This is a part of our new Wellness Wednesdays series and is sponsored by the Friends of the Wells Public Library.  For more information, please contact Kristi Bryant at kbryant@wellstown.org or by calling the library at 646-8181. 
 


Anime and Manga Club
Thursday, April 16th 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. 


Knitting & Crochet 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.



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


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.



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! 

The quarterly newsletter for March-May was sent to press before our recent building issues.  We have updated our digital newsletter to reflect the changes we've had to make.  Please contact us at 646-8181 with any questions or concerns.

Click here to read the March-May newsletter

Click here to read the December-February newsletter

Click here to read the September-November newsletter