Goodall Library Corner: July 2022

Kids with their Summer Reading program prizes.

by Goodall Library Staff


Goodall Library offers a variety of free museum and park passes, including passes to Strawbery Banke, the Wells Reserve, The Portland Museum of Art, and more. All you need is your library card! Ask at the front desk or visit our website for more details.

The kids’ and adult Oceans of Possibilities Summer Reading Program is going strong, and will continue until August 13th! Remember to continue to log your books and pick up prizes (or submit raffle ticket entries) as you go.

The library has some great merchandise for all ages, including “I Love My Local Library” t-shirts for kids, stainless steel Goodall Library water bottles, and canvas tote bags that are perfect to take to the beach or to fill up with books when you visit. You can buy what’s in stock or fill out an order form for custom merch at the front desk, and all proceeds go right back into helping the library help our great community!

Upcoming Programs:

7/25 @1:00pm: Chewonki Presents “Tide Pools”: Sign ups required. Recommended for ages 6 and up. Using an interactive, educational display, participants will dip their hands into the three zones of Maine’s rocky intertidal ecosystem and touch some of the ocean’s coolest species.

7/31 @ 2:00pm: Harry Potter Trivia: No sign ups necessary. All ages welcome – kids, teens, and adults. Test your knowledge of all things Harry Potter in a team or on your own. There will be multiple trivia rounds and free snacks will be provided. Top 3 teams will earn themed prizes!

8/4 @ 11:00am: Turtle Time with Raspberry: Sign ups required. Recommended for ages 4 and up. Our friends at the Seacoast Science Center will be bringing Raspberry, a 3-toed box turtle, to visit and help us learn more about turtles, like what they eat, why they’re special, and what you can do to help keep them safe.

New Books:

Adult Fiction: Dog Friendly by Victoria Schade: A burned-out veterinarian takes a much-needed beach vacation, where a charming surfer unexpectedly makes waves in her love life and a unique foster pup renews her passion for her work.

Adult Nonfiction: At First Light: Two Centuries of Maine Artists, Their Homes, and Studios by Anne Collins Goodyear: This large format title chronicles 26 extraordinary artists over the last 200 years who have lived and worked in Maine. Their stories and their artwork help lead to a more profound understanding of Maine’s history, its land, and its communities.

Young Adult: Our Crooked Hearts by Melissa Albert: This national bestseller is a contemporary fantasy with a lot of bewitching twists and turns. Seventeen year old Ivy is experiencing some seriously eerie events – almost running over a nude woman who suddenly appeared in the road, a dead rabbit in the driveway, strange secret items buried by her mother in the yard. They all seem tied to a potential dark, supernatural past her mom has, but can she figure out what it is and what’s going to happen next?

Children’s (Middle Grade): Cress Watercress by Gregory Maguire: With a lot of wit and wisdom, this animal adventure has a lot to do with growing up, moving on, and finding community. When Cress the rabbit’s papa doesn’t return from an expedition, her mama moves her family to the basement of the Broken Arms, a run-down, apartment oak tree with a suspect owl landlord, a nosy mouse super, a rowdy family of squirrels, and a pair of songbirds who broadcast everybody’s business. Can Cress truly ever feel at home here? Read and find out.

Children’s (Young): Little Houses by Kevin Henkes: This delightful, summery new picture book is a delightful masterpiece about nature, family, wonder, and the ocean. It tells the story of a young girl visiting her grandparents at the beach, where she wanders down the seashore and collects shells and wonders about the creatures that live in the sea.