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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.

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.  


Get Informed: Money Made Easy
Tuesday, April 21 at 1:30 p.m.

A Money Smart Week® Program.  Come to the library to learn how to take charge of your money.  Muriel Basile of Key Bank Ogunquit will teach us some tricks on how to let your money work for you.  For more information, please contact Kristi Bryant at kbryant@wellstown.org or by calling the library at 646-8181. 


Get Informed about Credit Reports
Wednesday, April 22 at 10:30 a.m.

A Money Smart Week® Program.  Come to the library to learn how to take charge of your money.  Ever wanted to know how to get your credit report, and how to use it to obtain better credit?  Join Muriel Basile of Key Bank in Ogunquit as she explains the ins and outs of these financial documents.  For more information, please contact Kristi Bryant at kbryant@wellstown.org or by calling the library at 646-8181. 


Springtime Crafternoon
Wednesday, April 22 at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Come to the library to make crafts in the sunshine!  We will provide the supplies for you to get as creative as you can.  We will be hosting two sessions of this fun event: 10:30 a.m. for the younger ages and 2:00 p.m. for grade school and above.  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.


Stuffed Animal Sleepover and Pajama Party
Thursday, April 23 at 6 p.m.

Ever wonder what happens in the library after dark?  Let your stuffed animal find out!  Come in for a pajama party, and leave your stuffed animal for a library sleepover.  Come back the next day to see pictures of what kind of trouble the animals get into while you’re gone!  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.


Get Informed about Mortgages
Thursday, April 23 at 6 p.m.

A Money Smart Week® Program.  Come to the library to learn how to take charge of your money.  Terry Johnson is a mortgage expert from Key Bank in Ogunquit, and he will be coming to the library to explain mortgages and answer any questions about them.  For more information, please contact Kristi Bryant at kbryant@wellstown.org or by calling the library at 646-8181. 

Building Raised Beds for Gardening
NEW DATE: Friday, April 24 at 10 a.m.

Ever wanted to learn how to construct your own raised beds for gardening?  Master Gardener Jolene Staruch will instruct us in building two 4’X4’ raised beds that will be used for future programs at the library.  Everyone will leave with instructions on how to make your own!  For more information, please contact Kristi Bryant at kbryant@wellstown.org.  To register, call the library at 646-8181. 



Meet Author L.M.H. Dries!
Friday, April 24 at 10:30 a.m.


Local Maine author L.M.H. Dries is coming to present a storytime!  We are lucky enough to have the author read her own books 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 646-8181.



Reader’s Best Friend
Saturday, April 25 at 10:30 a.m.

Calling all young readers!  Calling all animal lovers! Children of all ages are invited to read to Dawn and her therapy dog Trace 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.



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.


Facebook for the Non-Beginner
Tuesday, April 28 at 6 p.m.


Do you have questions about your Facebook account?  How does security work?  How do you change settings?  How much of your page can others see?  Join us for some advanced Facebook information - bring your questions and we’ll do our best to help you!  For more information, please contact Kristi Bryant at kbryant@wellstown.org.  To register, call the library at 646-8181.  



Lunch and Learn at Harbor Park with Naturalist Josh Fecteau
Friday, May 1 at 12 p.m.

Join naturalist Josh Fecteau, creator of the website Josh’s Journal: New England Natural History and Foraging, for a midday walk around Wells Harbor Community Park.  We’ll explore the spring landscape to learn about trees, shrubs and wildflowers. We'll scan the marsh, fields and wooded areas for birds and insects. Bring along your favorite nature study tools (binoculars, notebooks, cameras, etc.), too!  You are welcome to bring a lunch, and the library will provide drinks and desserts.  This free event is sponsored by the Friends of the Wells Public Library.  For more information, please contact Kristi Bryant at kbryant@wellstown.org or call the library at 646-8181.


Random Fandom
Friday, May 1 at 2 p.m.


It’s time to get ready to celebrate Adventure Time!  At this program geared towards kids in grades 5-8, we will make crafts, talk about our favorite aspects of Adventure Time, 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. 


Lawyers in Libraries with Attorney Hesper Schleiderer-Hardy
Friday, May 1 at 3 p.m.

May 1st has been deemed Maine Law Day.  Local lawyers will be at libraries across the state to share information about accessing civil legal resources.  Wells Public Library has partnered with Hesper Schleiderer-Hardy, an attorney at Childs, Rundlett, Fifield and Altshuler, LLC in Portland, Maine.  Schleiderer-Hardy lives in Wells and concentrates her practice in Family Law, Estate Planning and Probate Law, Protection from Abuse/Harassment, Personal Injury Law and Collaborative Law.  Attendees will be able to have a brief consultation in order to receive information regarding free and low-cost legal assistance.  For more information, please contact Kristi Bryant at kbryant@wellstown.org or call the library at 646-8181.


Cinco de Mayo Party
Tuesday, May 5 at 2 p.m.

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at the library with our very own fiesta!  Learn some basic Spanish while preparing a variety of Latin American snacks.  This program is for grades 5 and up, and registration is encouraged.  This free event is sponsored by the Friends of the Wells Public Library.  For more information and to register, please contact Cidney Mayes at cmayes@wellstown.org or by calling the library at 646-8181.



Anime and Manga Club
Thursday, May 21 at 2 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