• Summer Reading Program for Adults: Build a Better World
    June 19-August 12

    Time for our annual Adult Summer Reading Program!  This year’s theme is “Build a Better World”.  Stop by anytime to pick up a reading log.  First 200 registrants will receive a complimentary prize.  Read five books and return your reading log before August 12th to be entered to win two tickets to a Nubble Lighthouse Cruise with Finestkind Scenic Cruises!  For more information, please contact Andrea Kazilionis at akazilionis@wellstown.org or call the library at 207-646-8181.
  • Steve Corning
    Monday, June 26 at 10:30 a.m.

    We are so excited to welcome Steve Corning for his first appearance in Wells!  Corning’s variety show features fast-paced juggling routines, mind-blowing escape artistry, comedy magic, contortion, balancing, LED light manipulation, and nearly endless amazing stunts, all mixed with a hearty dose of comedy.  This show will provide non-stop entertainment and ​tons of laughs for the ​whole family.  This free event is sponsored by the Friends of the Wells Public Library.  For more information, please contact Allison Herman at aherman@wellstown.org, or call the library at 207-646-8181.
     
  • ​Author Karen Creamer
    Tuesday, June 27 at 6 p.m.

    Wells author Karen Creamer has been writing for her entire life. But it wasn’t until she took part in a month-long novel writing competition, NaNoWriMo, that she completed her first book. Since then, Karen has been on a roll! She’s recently finished her second book, What if Bebe Stays With Stephen?, and will be at the library to give a reading and author talk. This is an excellent program for anyone interested in taking their writing to the next level. For more information, please contact Andrea Kazilionis at akazilionis@wellstown.org or call the library at 207-646-8181.
     
  • ​Books at the Beach
    Wednesday, June 28 at 10:30 a.m.

    All ages are invited to meet us at the gazebo in Harbor Park on Wednesday mornings, weather permitting.  Children will be engaged in stories, songs, and movement activities.  Songs and stories at the beach - what could be better?!  This free event is sponsored by the Friends of the Wells Public Library.  For more information, please contact Allison Herman at aherman@wellstown.org or call the library at 207-646-8181.   
     
  • Meditation Group with Wellness Coach Cindy Simon
    Wednesday, June 28 at 12 p.m.

    Join us for an informal hour of meditation.  Wellness Coach Cindy Simon begins each session by sharing a mindfulness technique which leads into two different mediations, varying them week to week.  Learn how to consistently incorporate mediation into your life in order to increase health, well-being and inner peace.  All skill levels are welcome.  For more information, please contact Andrea Kazilionis at akazilionis@wellstown.org, or call the library at 207-646-8181.
  • Crafty Kids
    Wednesday, June 28 at 3 p.m.

    Join us every Wednesday for a drop-in art project! From painting to printing to coloring to collaging, we might just have an art project you would like to explore!  All materials will be supplied and all ages are welcome.  These free events are sponsored by the Friends of the Wells Public Library.  For more information, please contact Jade Austin at jaustin@wellstown.org or call the library at 207-646-8181.
     
  • Conversational French Language Group
    Thursday, June 29 at 6 p.m.

    Join us for an informal approach to practicing or re-learning French!  This group will meet weekly on Thursdays to speak French.  We will offer some activities, questions, and other approaches to practicing the language, but mostly it will be up to the group to determine what the format will be.  We welcome anyone with a French Language interest to participate.  For more information, please contact Andrea Kazilionis at akazilionis@wellstown.org, or call the library at 207-646-8181.
  • Fiber Arts Group
    Friday, June 30 at 10 a.m.

    All are welcome to join our Fiber Arts Group.  
    If you embroider, cross-stitch, sew, weave, quilt, whatever you do - if it’s done with fiber and it’s portable, we welcome you. 

    We meet on Friday from 10-12, as long as the library is open. All ages & levels of ability are encouraged to join us for ideas, inspiration and lively conversation.  For more information, please contact Anne Mosey at amosey@wellstown.org or by calling the library at 207-646-8181. 

     
  • ​Hike WCC with Maine Guide Linda Grenfell HELD OFFSITE
    Friday, June 30 at 10 a.m.

    The Wells Conservation Commission has been has been working to establish and oversee Town Conservation Lands since 1981. There are currently four parcels of Town Conservation Lands in Wells, and the library will be hosting a nature walk at one of the sites. Please join us as Wells resident and registered Maine Guide Linda Grenfell leads us through nature while highlighting animal tracks, animal habitats, and plant life. PLEASE NOTE: Location to be determined. Participants are asked to meet at the library at 10:00 a.m. for driving instructions to the hike site. For more information, please contact Andrea Kazilionis at akazilionis@wellstown.org or call the library at 207-646-8181.
     
  • Lego and Rubik‚Äôs Cube Club
    Friday, June 30 at 3 p.m.

    Let the brain games begin! Participants are invited to build master creations with Legos provided by the library.  We will also have Rubik’s cubes on hand with instructions on how to solve the Cube.  All ages welcome.  These free events are sponsored by the Friends of the Wells Public Library.  For more information, please contact Allison Herman at aherman@wellstown.org or call the library at 207-646-8181.
     
  • Mother Goose Storytime
    Monday, July 3 at 10:30 a.m.

    Join us for Mother Goose Mondays! Children ages 0-24 months and their caregivers are invited to engage in lap activities, rhymes, songs, and fingerplays.  This free event is sponsored by the Friends of the Wells Public Library.  For more information, please contact Allison Herman at aherman@wellstown.org or by calling the library at 207-646-8181.

     
  • ​Songs and Stories for a Small Planet with Jackson Gillman
    Thursday, July 6 at 6 p.m.

    Drawing on our Summer Reading theme of Building a Better World, join us for Jackson Gillman’s celebration of nature with an eye to where we fit in and how we can help sustain our world.  In this rollicking performance, Gillman will draw on his repertoire from the deep, briny sea to the vast, starry heavens.  This free event is sponsored by the Friends of the Wells Public Library.  For more information, please contact Allison Herman at aherman@wellstown.org or call the library at 207-646-8181.
     
  • ​Lunch and Learn: Author Helen Rousseau
    Friday, July 7 at 12 p.m.

    Author, writing teacher, and Interfaith Minister Helen Rousseau will be joining us at the library to give a reading from her most recent publication, Coming to the Edge: Fifty Poems for Writing and Healing. This work of poetry is meant to be interactive, as each poem prompts readers to respond with their own writing or drawing. Rousseau uses her own experiences and struggles to help others through theirs – no matter the severity. Please join us for this edifying presentation. Attendees are encouraged to bring a lunch; light snacks and beverages will be provided. For more information, please contact Andrea Kazilionis at akazilionis@wellstown.org or call the library at 207-646-8181.
     
  • ​Indoor Tide Pooling with Seacoast Science Center
    Monday, July 10 at 10:30 a.m.

    How does a sea star eat? Where do urchins live? Why do snails have “trap doors?”  In this program, participants will learn about the rocky shore habitat and the animals that live there.  Kids will also observe and be able to touch several different intertidal animals!  This free event is sponsored by the Friends of the Wells Public Library.  For more information, please contact Allison Herman at aherman@wellstown.org or call the library at 207-646-8181.
     
  • ​Tech Tuesday: Social Media
    Tuesday, July 11 at 2:30 p.m.

    Do you find yourself wondering what a hashtag is? Are you baffled by Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram? Would you like to improve your social media skills? The Wells Public Library is here to help! In this Tech Tuesday, we’ll dive into just how these social media sites can be leveraged – whether for personal or business use. For more information, please contact Andrea Kazilionis at akazilionis@wellstown.org or call the library at 207-646-8181.
     
  • ​Fairy Houses
    Tuesday, July 11 at 3 p.m.

    Do you believe? Have some whimsical summer fun building little homes for woodland sprites out of natural materials. We provide the supplies, you bring the creativity. Come to this event and earn raffle tickets toward SRP prizes! This free event is sponsored by the Friends of the Wells Public Library.  For more information, please contact Jade Austin at jaustin@wellstown.org or call the library at 207-646-8181.
     
  • ​Summer Teen Movie
    Thursday, July 13 at 5 p.m.

    Come cool off with a movie and snacks at the library! We will be showing three early evening movies each month this summer to give you a chance to chill with friends and earn raffle tickets toward Summer Reading prizes. This free event is sponsored by the Friends of the Wells Public Library.  For more information, please contact Jade Austin at jaustin@wellstown.org or by calling the library at 207-646-8181.
     



Summer Reading Program: Build a Better World
June 19-August 12

Summer Reading Sign-Up

This summer, kids age 3 to entering fourth grade are invited to participate in the “Build a Better World” Summer Reading Program.  Register online or in person, and then come by to receive a bag with prizes and instructions on how to participate in the program.  Events are happening all summer long!

Tweens and teens entering fifth through twelfth grade are
 invited to register online or in person to “Build a Better World”.  This age will earn raffle tickets throughout the summer – be sure to come in to get your first five free!  Each Friday from June 23 through August 4 we will be giving away prize baskets; on August 11 we will present grand prizes! Raffle tickets will roll over from week to week, so keep reading to increase your chances of winning!

Everyone who registers will also be entered into raffles all summer long to win great prizes from Dairy Queen, Flagship Cinemas, Congdon's Doughnuts, Wells Beach Resort Mini Golf and more!  This free event is sponsored by the Friends of the Wells Public Library.  For more information, please contact Allison Herman at aherman@wellstown.org or by calling the library at 207-646-8181.


 
Article 16-Library Addition

Article 16 passed with an overwhelming 78% of the vote yesterday!  All of us at the library are overwhelmed by the citizens support of their library.  Thank you, and we look forward to sharing the construction information with you!
 
New Download Library Information

The Maine InfoNet Download Library has taken on a brand new e-book and e-Audiobook platform called cloudLibrary. This replaced the Overdrive platform beginning March 1.
 
To access the new service, simply download the app for your device by going to: http://yourcloudlibrary.com/index.php/en-us/how-it-works
or go to:
http://download.maineinfonet.org
and follow the links to login via your library.  
 
**With Maine’s new download library, patrons will need to opt-in to receive email notifications. If you would like to receive emails when your cloudLibrary loans are expiring or if you’d like to be notified when your holds become available – don’t forget to opt-in!

To do this, simply sign into your cloudLibrary app. At the top of the screen, click on “Settings”.  Under the heading “Email Notification” select “Yes, notify me”, then enter your email address in the text box that appears.**
 
*Users of Kindle devices should be advised that the Kindle Fire (2nd generation or newer) works with the cloudLibrary, but e-ink Kindles do not.*
 
We know this is a big transition! If you have questions or need help setting up the new software, please contact Library Director Devin Burritt at dburritt@wellstown.org or Adult Services Librarian Andrea Kazilionis at akazilionis@wellstown.org.

For more information please check out: http://www.maineinfonet.org/downloadlibrary/
 

 
eReaders on Loan!


The Library now has five eReaders for loan! These devices can be borrowed for up to 2 weeks at a time, and will be loaded with the top five most requested books at the time of purchase.  Check one out today!




 
Wells Public Library Newsletter

We now publish a quarterly newsletter including information on our adult and childrens programs, library news, and reminders about important library services and policies. 

If you live in Wells, your copy of the newsletter has been mailed. If you don't receive a copy, you can read it here anytime, or pick one up at the library! 

Click here to read the June-August newsletter

Click here to read the March-May newsletter

Click here to read the December-February newsletter