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Library Closed
Friday, July 3 and Saturday, July 4

 

The Wells Public Library will be closed Friday, July 3rd and Saturday July 4th, 2015 for Independence Day. We will reopen for regular hours on Monday, July 6th at 10 a.m.  Enjoy the holiday!

 


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 Kick-off
Wednesday, July 1 ALL DAY

Kids shouldn’t have all the fun!  Stop by the library to pick up your Summer Reading Program reading log, enjoy refreshments, 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.


Your Government, Your Neighborhood
Wednesday, July 1 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 by calling the library at 207-646-8181.
 

Mad Science
Wednesday, July 1 at 1 p.m.

Are you ready for some Super Hero Science?  Mad Science is coming to the library to demonstrate super powers – and to see if they use science or break the laws of science!  From outrunning bullet trains to super sped-up senses to robotic exoskeletons to tele-kinesis - they’ve got the coolest super powers covered.  Behind every super power, there is SCIENCE!  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.


Teen Movie Night
Thursday, July 2 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.  Our first movie is rated PG-13.  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.


Lindsay and Her Puppet Pals
Monday, July 6 at 10:30 a.m.

Welcome back to Lindsay and her giant hand puppets and marionettes!  To celebrate this year’s Summer Reading Program theme, the puppet heroes demonstrate true courage – and feature capes, masks, and misguided acts of strength and bravery.  Filled with silliness, crowd participation, and unique, memorable characters, this series of charming and positive short stories will delight the young and the young at heart!  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.    


Make-It Monday
Monday, July 6 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, July 7 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.
 
 

Books at the Beach
Wednesday July 8 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 July 8 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.


Engineering Challenge
Thursday, July 9 at 3 p.m.

Can you build a boat out of tinfoil, cups, and straws?  How about a pom-pom launcher from an index card?  If you think you have what it takes, then join us to participate in crazy challenges that test your building abilities!  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: Italian Renaissance Art Through the Books of Dan Brown
Friday, July 10 at 12p.m.

Come look at the art from The DaVinci Code and The Inferno, and also learn the secrets behind Da Vinci’s Last Supper and the Italian paintings inspired by Dante’s Divine Comedy.  Professional artists Maxine Sorokin and Henry Altmann will teach us about the art of this period while using Brown’s novels as a reference.  You are welcome to bring a lunch, and the library will provide drinks and desserts.  For more information, please contact Kristi Bryant at kbryant@wellstown.org, or call the library at 207-646-8181.


Lego Club
Friday, July 10 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.

 


The Norman Ng Magic Experience
Monday, July 13 at 10:30 a.m.

We are delighted to bring back Norman Ng and his unique brand of magic. Ng’s shows are part magic, part comedy, and full of audience participation!  Join us for this fresh and dynamic show, as the curtain is pulled back and the audience is invited to a world where anything is possible.  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.    

 


Pet Show
Wednesday July 15 at 6:30 p.m.

Bring your favorite pet to show and share at the Wells Public Library Annual Pet Show!  The amazingly talented Abby Greenip of Facepainting by Snowqueen will be on hand to provide free face painting to any interested party.  The Friends of the Wells Public Library will have hot dogs and snacks for sale.  Registration is not required, but is appreciated.  All animals must be on a leash or in a cage.  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.


Gardening with Jolene: Tree and Wildflower Identification
Friday, July 17 at 10:30 a.m.


Master Gardener Jolene Staruch will show us how to identify and recognize trees, shrubs and wildflowers found in our own backyard.  Part of the program may take place outside, so please dress appropriately.   For more information, please contact Kristi Bryant at kbryant@wellstown.org or by calling the library at 207-646-8181.

 


Mother Goose Storytime
Monday, July 20 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.
 
 

Pete the Cat Party
Tuesday, July 21 at 3 p.m.

 

Everyone loves Pete the Cat!  Children and their families are invited to celebrate all things Pete with crafts, games, and more.  Special appearance by Pete himself! 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.


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