Stitch n’ Pitch Book Group

This book group was formed in early 2009.  We meet on the Third Thursday of the month, at 7pm in the library. The group avoids the potential pitfalls of regular book groups by not focusing on one title each month but instead picking a theme, and having group members choose their own titles. Didn’t read theContinue Reading

Loose Ladies Book Group

The Loose Ladies Book group was formed in 2003, hoping to be a group that was “loose, relaxed and guilt free.”  Despite their name, they have had devoted male members!  They meet on the third Thursday of the month at 1pm at the library.  A book or an author is chosen by the group to focus eachContinue Reading

WiFi at the library

Patrons of the library have access to the library’s wireless internet service, which is a very strong, fast connection through state supported Maine School and Library Network.  The service is password protected and available 24 hours a day.  Come to the library to receive the passcode.  The town office also offers wireless internet connection andContinue Reading

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

eReaders to Loan

The library is proud to offer a Nook and 2 Kindles for loan to our patrons.  Each of these eReaders are loaded with books to read and we can add additional titles if requested.  The loan period is typically 2 weeks for these devices, unless special arrangements are made.  Many patrons have enjoyed taking theContinue Reading

Interlibrary Loan

Fiction and NonFiction books can be borrowed from other libraries through the ILL service. If we don’t have a book in the library collection, we can probably get it for you at another library. There is a fee of $2.00 per book for this service to help cover our postage costs. All you have toContinue Reading

Circulation

Library materials including books, audio books, periodicals and videos are available for a three week loan period. Any material can be renewed for an additional 3 weeks if no other patron is waiting.  A modest overdue fine of .05 cents a day (that the library is open) is collected.  A book drop is located outsideContinue Reading

Patrons

Any resident of Bowdoinham is eligible for a library card.  Children who can write their own name are also eligible, with parental approval.  Non-residents may be issued a library card for an annual fee of $7.50. The 14-digit barcode number on the back of each card is necessary in using the state’s downloadable audiobook and eBookContinue Reading

About Marvel!

Thousands of magazines, newspapers and reference books are now available online in all libraries and schools, and from any Internet- connected computer anywhere in the state of Maine. What is MARVEL!? MARVEL! provides every resident of Maine with access to a collection of full text and abstracts from magazines, newspapers and reference books that areContinue ReadingContinue Reading