Wells Public Library
Return to Main Menu

Home Page


Book Sale Thank You

The Friends of the Wells Library would like to give a big thank you to the Town Manager, Jon Carter, and all the Selectmen for supporting our Annual Book Sale. Thanks also go to the Wells Jr High, Wells Chamber of Commerce, Hannaford Supermarket and Wells IGA for their help and support.

In addition, we also thank the 42 volunteers including Wells students Izzy Creamer, Kate Perry, and Zach Steere who helped to unpack and display cases of books.

The Annual Book sale proceeds sponsor the Children’s Programs, Musical Programs, Films, Lectures, Book signings and the Weymouth Art Gallery. Like us on Facebook to find out more!
Toddler Storytime
Tuesday, September 1 at 1:30 p.m. and Wednesday, September 2 at 10:30 a.m.

Ages 2-5 years old and their caregivers are invited to meet 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.  
 
Lunch and Learn: Nature Walk
Friday, September 4 at 12 p.m.

Naturalist Josh Fecteau is back by popular demand!  Join us at the Wells Harbor Pavilion for a one hour, slow-paced nature walk to identify the trees, shrubs, and late flowering wildflowers, as well as the birds seen along the walk.  All are welcome to bring lunch, and the library will provide light refreshments in the gazebo.  For more information, please contact Kristi Bryant atkbryant@wellstown.org or call the library at 646-8181.
 
Wellness Wednesday: Finding Credible Health Information Online
Wednesday, September 9 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 207-646-8181.
 
Teen Crafternoon
Wednesday, September 9 at 2 p.m.

Teens are invited to come to the library and unwind after school!  A different craft will be presented every month.  We will provide the supplies for you to get as creative as you can.  These free events are 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. 

 
Homesick Mosque and Other Stories by Reza Jalali
Thursday, September 10 at 6 p.m.

We are pleased to welcome Reza Jalali, a Muslim scholar and Human Rights advocate, back to our library.  Jalali will discuss his book, Homesick Mosque and Other Stories, about life in America as a Muslim post 9/11.  The author will share his stories, answer questions, and speak from his own experiences during a time when the simple act of going to a mosque to pray aroused suspicion.  Light refreshments will be served.  For more information, please contact Kristi Bryant at kbryant@wellstown.org or call the library at 207-646-8181.

 
Random Fandom
Friday, September 11 at 2 p.m.

It’s time to get ready for our Random Fandom Fridays! Each month we will celebrate a new popular theme geared towards kids in grades 5-8.  In celebration of the movie release, this month’s theme is The Maze Runner by James Dashner.  Come to make crafts, talk about your favorite aspects of The Maze Runner, eat snacks, and play games.  These free events are 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 207-646-8181. 
 
Mother Goose Storytime
Monday, September 14 at 10:30 a.m.

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.
 
Hiking and Nature Trails in Wells
Tuesday, September 15 at 6 p.m.

Learn where to find great hiking and nature trails in Wells.  The Conservation Commission of Wells has purchased and conserved many acres of land here in Wells.  Their efforts have produced wonderful hiking trails, beautiful nature areas and more.  Hear from Conservation Commission Chair, Owen Grumbling how to find and use these natural resources in your backyard.  For more information, please contact Kristi Bryant at kbryant@wellstown.org or call the library at 207-646-8181.

 
Meet Local Author Molly Talevi!
Thursday, September 17 at 4 p.m.

Local Wells business owner, parent, and now author Molly Talevi is coming to present a storytime! We are lucky enough to have the author read her first book, Hammy and Murph's First Sleepover, aloud, followed by the opportunity to purchase and have your own book signed.  For more information, please contact Allison Herman at aherman@wellstown.org or by calling the library at 207-646-8181.

 
Drying and Using Herbs and Flowers
Friday, September 18 at 10:30 a.m.

Food Blogger and author Kate McCarty will show us how to make the most of herbs and flowers long after they’re picked.  For more information, please contact Kristi Bryant at kbryant@wellstown.org or call the library at 207-646-8181.

 
Minion Party
Thursday, September 24 at 6 p.m.

Bello!  Minions of all ages and their families are invited to celebrate the silly yellow characters with treats, games, and crafts.  We will be showing one of their movies, too!  Kids are welcome to come in costume.  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 207-646-8181.  Ba-na-na!
 
Fiber Arts Group - Formerly Knitting & Crochet Group
Fridays at 10:30 a.m.

Our Knitting & Crochet Group is now the Fiber Arts Group!  

If you do embroidery, cross-stitch, sewing, weaving, quilting, whatever you do - if it’s done with fiber and it’s portable, we welcome you. 

We meet from 10:30-12:00 every Friday, as long as the library is open. All ages & levels of ability are encouraged to join us for ideas, inspiration and lively conversation.                                                                                                                                                    


Updates at the Library

 
The Wells Public Library is pleased to announce its new logo! You'll see this logo start to appear on our business cards, signs, and displays beginning July 1st.  Designed by local graphic artist Jay Herman, the logo is intended to evoke the vibrant, warm, and welcoming feel of the library. 
 

For many months now users may have noticed that DVDs they have requested from other libraries through our MINERVA system could stay out longer than items borrowed locally.  We are happy to say that all DVDs borrowed from the Wells Public Library will circulate for three weeks beginning June 15th. 
 

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 September-November newsletter

Click here to read the June-August newsletter
 
Click here to read the March-May newsletter