Summer Reading Program 2013

Bowdoinham Public Library once again offers a Summer Reading Program open to children of all ages. Children are invited to sign up and receive a reading log, which offers prizes for time spent reading, alone or with a parent. This summer’s prizes include: • Fairwind Farm Strawberries • “Bowdoinham Bucks” to spend at town businessesContinue Reading

Chewonki’s Batmobile Coming to Bowdoinham

Chewonki’s Batmobile Coming to Bowdoinham

Bats are among the most misunderstood mammals on our planet. This hour long program is designed to ease people’s fears of these fragile creatures and to dispel the myths about them. Please come to the library at a special time, Friday, July 20th from 12-1pm to see the Chewonki Foundation staff present this travelling program. Continue Reading

Author and Illustrator visit the Summer Reading Program

Author and Illustrator visit the Summer Reading Program

Tuesday, July 3, 10am. Author Lee Francis of Indian Island, Maine will join local Bowdoinham illustrator Susan Drucker to share their new children’s book, Kunu’s Basket. It is the modern story of a Penobscot boy who learns lessons from his grandfather. Lee will share the story, teach us about her people, and show us examplesContinue Reading

Second Annual Children’s Poetry Evening

A limerick reminder about Children’s Poetry Evening , 4/24/12:   The event will be a delight, Each child reads a poem that’s just right. You’ve still got time To enter enter a rhyme At the library, 7 o’clock, Tuesday night!

National Poetry Month

Mud Season in Bowdoinham

Mud Season in Bowdoinham

A little bit of Bowdoinham dirt, a touch of water, some good kids and a good readaloud book was all the inspiration we needed for turning Storytime into Mudtime today. Charlotte Pomerantz has written a perfectly muddy fuddy, ishy squishy, ooshy squooshy book. I simply loved reading it aloud.

Museum Passes

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay : 2 free Adult passes.  Please reserve ahead of time. Maine State Museum, Augusta : One pass allows any size family free admission. Fort Western, Augusta (free admission for children who are participating in the library’s Summer Reading Program) Children’s Museum, Portland (free passes available through town office, call ahead,Continue Reading

Story Time

Tuesday Story Time! Join us each Tuesday morning at 10am for a preschool story hour. Kate will read a picture book aloud to the children and share a game, a craft or a song to accompany the story. Children of all ages are welcomed, and the average age is 3 or 4. We work togetherContinue Reading


Ah, volunteers.  Glorious volunteers.  We couldn’t survive without you. Bowdoinham Public Library has many ways to engage local people as volunteers.  Some people prefer to particiapte seasonally by digging plant for the plant sale or sorting used books for the Book Sale.  others like to volunteer year-round for a few hours a week, shelving booksContinue Reading

Dedication of Children’s Room

Dedication of The Eva Palmer and Ida Fowle Carras Children’s Room On the occasion of the library’s 100th Anniversary, we were pleased to dedicate our children’s room to two of our “library angels”, Eva Palmer and Ida Fowle Carras.  Eva Palmer was a librarian here for many years.  Both women planned carefully so that theContinue Reading