• Wells Public Library Curbside Pickup!


    The library is currently open for curbside pickup only. Items may be requested through:

    • the online catalog 
    • sending an email (libstaff@wellstown.org) 
    • calling the library (207-646-8181)

    Only materials belonging to Wells Library will be available for check out.
    To retrieve items, call us or visit Appointment Plus to select a designated pick up time.

    Please note our temporary new hours:
    • Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
    • Tuesday, Thursday 1 p.m. - 6 p.m. 
    • Sat 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
    • Sun Closed
     
  • Kids and Teen Summer Reading Program: Imagine Your Story
    June 1-August 15

    Click the animals on the right to sign up.

    Kids age 3 to entering fourth grade are invited to register online, over the phone, or curbside with Jade and Allison at specified times. Receive a bag with prizes and instructions on how to participate. Events happening online all summer!

    Tweens and teens entering fifth through twelfth grade are also invited to register online, over the phone, or curbside. Learn how to earn more entries into the grand prize drawing from your YA Reading Log.

    Everyone registered will be entered into raffles to win prizes from local vendors. 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. 
  • Adult Summer Reading Program: Imagine Your Story
    June 1-August 15

    Click the icon on the right to sign up.
     
    Summer reading is for grownups, too! Register for the Adult Summer Reading Program: Imagine Your Story online, by filling out a paper registration form and dropping it off in our drop box, or by calling the library. After registering, make an appointment to pick up your welcome gift and Bingo sheets at the library.

    All registrants will be entered into the monthly prize drawings and the grand prize drawing in August. Earn extra entries by getting a “BINGO” on one of the provided Bingo sheets or by submitting a book review to Cindy at cappleby@wellstown.org. Email Cindy for more Bingo sheets if needed!


    This free event is sponsored by the Friends of the Wells Public Library. For more information, please contact Cindy Appleby at cappleby@wellstown.org or call the library at 207-646-8181.
  • Summer Story Time
    Wednesday, July 8 at 10:30 a.m.

    Children will be engaged in stories, songs, interactive games, and dancing all on Facebook Live! Join us for the fun as we film in and around the Town of Wells.

    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.
     
  • Matt Loosigian of Earth Jams on YouTube Live
    Thursday, July 9 at 11 a.m.

    A warm welcome back to award winning children's musician, Matt Loosigian of Earth Jams! You’ll want to join in as he virtually shares his silly, interactive songs about nature and ecology only for Wells Library patrons.

    Email Allison at wellspubliclibrarysrc@gmail.com for the YouTube link.

    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.
     
  • Crafty Kids: CD Scratch Art
    Thursday, July 9 at 3 p.m.

    This week we will be making scratch art using old CDs! Take and make kits will be available Tuesday-Thursday at the back door of the library during open hours. The following materials will be needed: 
     
    • unwanted CD painted black on one side
    • scratching tools (1 or 2 should suffice)
      • ​for example: a bbq skewer, a paper clip, a sharp pencil, a thumbtack

    Tune in to the Wells Public Library's Facebook page on Thursday at 3 for a live demonstration of how to make the craft!

    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. 

     
  • Conversational French Language Group
    Thursday, July 9 at 6:30 p.m.


    Join us for an informal approach to practicing or re-learning French via Zoom! We welcome anyone with a French Language interest to participate. Venez parler français avec nous!

    Email Cindy at cappleby@wellstown.org for your Zoom invitation. 


    For more information, please contact Cindy Appleby at cappleby@wellstown.org or by calling the library at 207-646-8181. 
  • Fiber Arts
    Friday, July 10 at 10:30 a.m.


    Have you been crafting during the past few weeks? Join us this Friday in a Zoom meeting to show off your latest knitting creation, get tips on your crochet technique, and just chat with old friends and make some new ones.

    Email Cindy at cappleby@wellstown.org to get your Zoom link invitation. 


    For more information, please contact Cindy Appleby at cappleby@wellstown.org or by calling the library at 207-646-8181. 


     

  • Lego Challenge: Build a Fort
    Posted on Facebook Friday, July 10 at 12 p.m.

    Some of the oldest buildings in America are forts. Designed to shelter and protect, these structures can be pretty cool! What will your Lego fort look like? Are you protecting a treasure or important minifigures inside? What kind of defenses does your fort have?

    Discover the weekly Lego challenge every Monday at noon! Build your creation at home during the week, then take a photo and send it to Jade at wellslibraryya@gmail.com by Friday morning. All designs will be posted each Friday on Facebook! All ages welcome.

    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.
     
  • Mother Goose Storytime
    Monday, July 13 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 via Zoom.

    Email Allison at aherman@wellstown.org for a link.

    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.


     
  • ​N.E.R.D.: New England Reptile Distributors on Zoom
    Monday, July 13 at 1 p.m.

    Prepare to be captivated by the most diverse collection of reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates, and more. Get ready - we will even get to see some live poisonous animals that don’t get to travel! Audience participation is not only welcomed, but strongly encouraged.

    Email Allison at wellspubliclibrarysrc@gmail.com for the link.

    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. 
     



Picking Up Holds

You've reserved your materials online... Now what? Arrange a pickup time!

Book an appointment to retrieve your books by calling the library at 207-646-8181 or follow this link to our online appointment program: Appointment Plus.

At your scheduled time, come to the side of the library, park in any one of the designated numbered spaces and call to let us know you've arrived. We'll bring your items out to your car, practicing the recommended social distancing procedures.

 
Track Your Reading History
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Temporary Library Cards

Don't have a library card? No problem! We are offering 60-day temporary library accounts to Wells residents without library cards!

Email libstaff@wellstown.org with your name, Wells address, and phone number. You will receive a library card number via email that can be used for all of our online resources. 
When the library reopens, come by with your photo ID, and we'll h
ave your physical library card ready for you!
 
Extended Due Dates

Due dates for items checked out before the library closed have been extended to July 10.

The book drop is now reopened and you may return your materials. Items will be quarantined for 3 days prior to being checked in off your account.
 
Annual Town Meeting
July 14, 2020

To learn about the town's upcoming elections and Plans for the fiscal year 2021, please follow this link:  

Town of Wells Annual Meeting