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Treasures From the Library Attic

Treasures From the Library Attic

Each year the library volunteers create artwork from discarded and donated books. Once again this year, we will offer the lovely crafts we have made, with all proceeds to go to the library. Join us, Friday December 2th, 6-8pm, Saturday, December 3, 10am-3pm and Sunday December 4th, 10am-1pm as part of the town’s Holiday Festival. Live music and refreshments will add to the festive atmosphere!

Bowdoinham Town Hall, 13 School Street.

Bowdoinham Public Library Gallery

Annual Book Sale

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                 It’s that time again!

Our Annual Used Book Sale!

Saturday, November 12, 2016

9 a.m.- 2 p.m.

Paperbacks .50 and Hardcovers 1.00

One room full of Adult books,

and another filled with children’s books.

One table with specially priced Vintage and Antique books!

Volunteers needed. Please call 666-8405.

We are accepting donations of books through the month of October. We are unable to accept any textbooks or outdated manuals. Please bring dusty, mildewed or damaged books to the Recycling Barn. Leave books outside the library door in the second floor hallway. We appreciate them in boxes. Have lots to deliver? Come during library hours and use the ramp at the back of the building. Also, PLEASE do not put donated books into the outdoor bookdrop, as it often fills up and patrons are unable to return their library books.

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… Continue Reading

Plant Sale 2016

We 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! Continue Reading

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