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A Giant Thank You!

We would like to thank the amazing volunteers who helped manage the Wells Public Library Growing Again booth at HarborFEST!  Thanks to their efforts, over $1400 was raised to put towards our renovation and expansion.  We can't thank you all enough for all the hard work!

 


Mother Goose Storytime
Monday, August 3 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.

 


Make-It Monday
Monday, August 3 at 3 p.m.

Teens are invited to learn a different Maker project.  Learn how to create a flashlight from paper and an LED light, make your own hula hoop, draw three dimensional objects with a 3Doodler pen, and more!  These free programs are sponsored by the Friends of the Wells Public Library. Registration is required for these programs.  To register, please call the library at 207-646-8181.  For more information, please contact Cidney Mayes at cmayes@wellstown.org.  

Toddler Storytime
Tuesday, August 4 at 1:30 p.m.

Ages 2-5 years old and their caregivers are welcome to join us on Tuesday afternoons 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 207-646-8181.
 
 

Your Government, Your Neighborhood
Wednesday, August 5 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 call the library at 207-646-8181.

 


Books at the Beach
Wednesday, August 5 at 10:30 a.m.

All ages are invited to meet us at the gazebo in Harbor Park on Wednesday mornings from July 8 until August 12.  Children will be engaged in stories, songs, and movement activities.  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 207-646-8181.    


Crafty Kids
Wednesday, August 5 at 3 p.m.

Join us every Wednesday for a drop in craft from July 8 until August 12. Every week we will make a different, dazzling craft!  All materials will be supplied.  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 207-646-8181.

 


Cupcake Challenge
Thursday, August 6 at 3 p.m.

Back by popular demand, our Cupcake Challenge will satisfy your craving for sweet competition! Ages 10 and up will be challenged in decorating a cupcake based on a mystery theme to be revealed at the event.  This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Wells Public Library. Registration is required for this program.  To register, call the library at 207-646-8181. For more information, please contact Cidney Mayes at cmayes@wellstown.org.

 


Lunch and Learn: For Book Lovers
Friday, August 7 at 12 p.m.

Do you need to find a good way to keep track of what you’ve read? Would you like to see how old school (pen and paper) and new school (computers, websites and apps) techniques can help you with your reading passion?  Come join library staff members Elyse Davis and Kristi Bryant of the Wells Public Library for this fun show and tell!  For more information, please contact Kristi Bryant at kbryant@wellstown.org, or call the library at 207-646-8181.

 


Lego Club
Friday, August 7 at 3 p.m.

Let the Lego building begin!  Participants are invited to build whatever they like, and the library will display the creations for a week.  Attendees are welcome to bring Legos from home, or to use the library’s supply.  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 207-646-8181.

 


Farmer Minor and Daisy the Pig
Monday, August 10 at 10:30 a.m.

Come to the library and “Pig Out on Reading”!  Farmer Minor and his famous pig Daisy will perform some stories, show us their amazing collection of pig books, and entertain as only they can.  Bring your camera, because pictures are welcome!  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.

 


Teen Movie Night
Thursday, August 13 at 5:30 p.m.

Join us for pizza and a movie!  This summer we will be watching some super-awesome movies as part of our Teen Summer Reading Program. These free programs 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. 

 


Mystery Writer John Clark
Thursday, August 13 at 6 p.m.

Meet Maine mystery, horror and short story writer John Clark.  Clark will read some of his work and share how he became a writer.  Come hear some great stories, ask some questions, and take the opportunity to purchase a book.  For more information, please contact Kristi Bryant at kbryant@wellstown.org, or call the library at 207-646-8181.

 


A Literary Fieldtrip to Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge
Friday, August 14 at 9 a.m.

Join us for a fun morning learning about Rachel Carson, author of the landmark environmental book, Silent Spring.  We’ll meet at the Rachel Carson Wildlife Refuge on Route 9 in Wells for a tour, and hear about the woman who started an ecology movement.  We will also be discussing Silent Spring, so participants are encouraged to read the book prior to attending.  Open to all ages.  For more information, please contact Kristi Bryant at kbryant@wellstown.org, or call the library at 207-646-8181.

 


Summer Reading Program
July 1-August 15

Let the Summer Reading Program begin!  This summer, kids age 3 to entering fourth grade are invited to participate in the “Every Hero Has a Story” Summer Reading Program.  Come by to register and to receive a bag with prizes and instructions on how to complete the program.  Events are happening all summer long!

Tweens and teens entering fifth through twelfth grade will receive a prize for every hour of reading, up to ten hours.  Raffle tickets will be given for the next twenty hours of reading, with chances to win any number of cool prizes or 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.

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.


Adult Summer Reading Program
July 1 - August 14

Kids shouldn’t have all the fun!  Stop by the library to pick up your Summer Reading Program reading log, get great summer reading book lists, and hear how to win cool prizes all summer long!  For more information, please contact Kristi Bryant at kbryant@wellstown.org or by calling the library at 207-646-8181.


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