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Library Holiday Hours

We are closed on Wednesday Dec 25th and Thursday Dec 26th. Our normal hours will resume after this. Happy Holidays!

Come Support Us at the Guild of Artisans Holiday Sale!

The Library is participating in the Bowdoinham Guild of Artisans Holiday Sale! Come on down and support your local library by getting beautiful gifts for your loved ones.

Location: Town Hall; 13 School St, Bowdoinham

Times: Friday Dec 6th from 6-8pm

Saturday Dec 7th from 10am-3pm

Sunday Dec 8th from 10am-1pm


We look forward to seeing you!




Join us for a Make-Your-Own Wreath workshop!

Saturday, December 7, 2019 from 11am to 5pm.

Merrymeeting Hall, Main Street Bowdoinham

We will provide all the instruction and fresh-cut local greens to make a lovely wreath.

$12 for a plain wreath, $15 for a wreath with baubles and bows.


Art show featuring altered books at MAC

Thank you to all the artists and patrons who made the Nov 2nd opening of Anthology: Books and Art a huge success! This show is a partnership between the Library and Merrymeeting Arts Center. It features a variety of artists, techniques, and styles. There is something to intrigue everyone! Please catch a glimpse before the end of… Continue Reading

Understanding Racism

The Bowdoinham Public Library invites residents to take part in a community read of “White Fragility:Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism” by Robin DiAngelo. Following last winter’s presentation by Howard Solomon, there was interest in continuing discussions of oppression and racial justice issues. DiAngelo’s book, White Fragility, does this by… Continue Reading

Annual Book Sale

Our Annual Used Book Sale! Always held in November: (the Saturday after Election Day) NOVEMBER 9, 2019 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. Volunteers needed. Please call 666-8405. We are accepting donations of books through the month of October. We are… Continue Reading

Check out our Maine State Park pass

Pleased and proud to announce that the library now has a Maine State Park pass to loan to patrons! Covers day use for all passengers in a vehicle heading to Maine’s parks, historic sites and public lands all over the state. Loan periods are Tuesday to Friday and Friday to Tuesday. Grab the pass, get… Continue Reading

Thank you, Wayne Sanford, for our new shelves!

You may not have known it, but the library did not have a good place to keep all its wonderful toys. They have been stored haphazardly on the tops of our bookshelves, blocking the view of Manon Whittlesey’s beautiful mural. Kate had the brilliant idea to tap into the Bowdoinham Guild of Artisans, and asked… Continue Reading

Author Talk: Creating Outdoor Spaces that Connect Children with the Natural World

Bowdoinham welcomes Author Nancy Striniste, author of Nature Play at Home.   Monday, April 29 at 7pm Nature play can awaken children’s senses, challenge their bodies, inspire their imaginations and build self-confidence. In order to grow up healthy and happy, children need abundant, unstructured time to play and explore in the natural world, but today’s children… Continue Reading

Richard A. Ferrier Scholarship Fund- Deadline April 1st

  This scholarship is for the “road less traveled,” meaning opportunities beyond the traditional school environment.  Have you always wanted to take riding lessons? Do you picture yourself backpacking with Outward Bound?  Want to perfect your soccer skills at a summer camp?  Do you want to take dance lessons? How about taking up guitar? This… Continue Reading