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Summer Reading Program 2016

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Put on your sneakers and get moving!
It’s the Bowdoinham Public Library Summer Reading Program!

Kids of any age can come in and register anytime. Pick up a reading log to begin earning prizes.

Tuesday, June 28  – 10:00  Kickoff Celebration with “Minute-to-win-it” Challenges.
(Pick up reading logs if you haven’t yet.)

Tuesday July 12*** –10:00  “Hula Hoop Family Jam” with Amanda Walden.
Learn to Hula Hoop ! All hoops provided. At the Gazebo!
(Rain Date : Thursday, July 21st , 10am)

Tuesday July 26– 10:00  Live Music!!!  “Earth Jam” with Matt Loosigian.
Bring the whole family. We love Mr. Matt!

Tuesday August 2 – Chewonki Live Science Program. “Animal Athletes”.
Live animals on display that have record breaking skills!

Tuesday, August 16 – Jumping Jive! Pogo sticks, jump ropes, hop scotch, leap frog…
How many ways can we jump? Please wear sneakers.

Tuesday August 23 – Last day to turn in reading logs for prizes.

New Library Hours begin June 1st

Based on community feedback we are making some changes to the library’s hours.

Beginning June 1st the hours will be:


Tuesday         10 am – 2 pm

Wednesday    2 pm –  6 pm

Thursday       10 am – 2 pm

Friday              2 pm – 6 pm

Saturday        10 am – 2 pm

The color orange represents a CHANGE.  The total hours the library is open increases by two hours per week.  Please note the changes. We have ordered new magnets with the new hours. As always, call the library (666-8405 ) to renew books and use the book drop to return books during hours we are closed.


Plant Sale 2016

full hall 2016We are all set up and ready for YOU!  Saturday the 21st from 9 to 4.  Perennials, annuals, veggie seedlings, herbs, shrubs, and three beautiful raffle items (including that flowering crabapple in the photo).  Bowdoinham Town Hall! Handicapped accessible. See you there!

Beyond “Just Say No”: a Parenting Panel about drug prevention

Beyond “Just Say No”: a Parenting Panel about drug prevention

This is the final event in the Library’s Spring Parenting Series. One of our jobs as parents is teaching our children about drugs.  These panelists will give us information about the social, neurological and global implications of illegal drug use. We hope that information will take us beyond the “Just Say No” message of the 1980’s.… Continue Reading



  Next up in our Spring Parenting Series: May 5: Parenting Your Anxious Child All children experience worry and anxiety as they grow up and up to 20% have a diagnosable anxiety disorder. Parents often cope with their children’s worry and fear by providing constant reassurance (“There is nothing to worry about, you will do… Continue Reading

Edible Book Festival 2016!

Edible Book Festival 2016!

Bowdoinham’s participation in the International Edible Book Festival was a huge success! We had 19 entries, from both adults and kids.  We had sweet and savory. We had cakes and we had salads.  We had interpretations of titles and we had puns!  Most of all, we had fun.  And everyone wants to do it again next… Continue Reading

“Spoon River Anthology”, Community Read Discussion

Please join Franklin Burroughs on Thursday, March 17 from 1-2:30 P.M. at the Merrymeeting Arts Center, 9 Main Street, Bowdoinham. Franklin will lead a community discussion of the book, “Spoon River Anthology,” by Edgar Lee Masters.  Published 100 years ago, the book vividly describes the inhabitants of a fictional small town in the Midwest through a series of interconnected,… Continue Reading

“Appy Hour” for Seniors

Join Librarian Kate Cutko to learn all about “Apps”. They will tell you the weather, measure your pulse, give you directions and wash your dishes. OK, maybe not wash your dishes. Kate will preview some award-winning apps and teach you how to load them onto your smart phone, your tablet or other devices. Friday, February… Continue Reading

Snow Closure

Library is closed today (Friday, February 5) due to snow. Open tomorrow, Saturday at 10. Also-  please stop by the library’s “Frozen” Karaoke contest at the Ice and Smelt Festival. Saturday, 11-12 at the Arts Center! Continue Reading