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by Goodall Library Staff

Upcoming Programs & Events:

March 1st – 5th: Dr. Seuss Craft Kits for Kids: Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday (and Read Across America Day) by picking up one of our fun Dr. Seuss-themed craft kits in our front lobby during the first week of March. Kits include themed pencils, bookmarks, erasers, and stickers, as well as a colorful library card holder to decorate and various activity pages and coloring pages. Available while supplies last.

In-Person Story Times Return March 3rd: Each Thursday, Miss Nicole hosts Baby/Toddler Rhyme Time at 10:30, with songs, socialization and book exploration for ages 0-3; and Story Time at 11:00 with two read-aloud stories and a craft for ages 3-6. Welcome back!

March 26th @ 1pm: Movie at the Library: The Princess Bride. 2022 marks the 35th anniversary since The Princess Bride debuted. Join us in celebrating this classic tale by watching it in our Community Room on Saturday March 6th at 1:00pm. There will be popcorn and candy available; please bring your own (tightly covered) drinks. All ages welcome.

Every Wednesday @ 2:30pm – 4:30pm: Lego Club is hosted at the library. Recommended for ages 5-12. Children can drop in any time to build Lego creations and display them for one week.

Reminder of Available Services:

Tax Forms are available at the library. We are also happy to direct you to local tax help services.

WiFi Hotspots are available for checkout so you can access the internet at home. Visit our online catalog to place a hold for pickup, or call the library at (207) 324-4714.

Sleds, Puzzles, and a Ukulele are some of the other nontraditional items we have available for checkout. Reserve one now!

Printing Services are available on the second floor of the library. Prints/copies are 25 cents per page, fax is $1 per page, or we can scan to an email for free.

Free Park & Museum Passes are available to anyone with a library card. Call or stop by to check out the offerings we have each season.

We continue to be Fine Free, since last summer. There are no late fees for returning overdue materials, only for books that have been lost or irreparably damaged.

Library Merchandise is available for purchase to help support our endeavors. You can buy what we have in stock at the front desk or fill out an order form for custom sizing.

Laptops and Computers are available to use for all ages. Children can also access one of two new iPads for educational, reading, or entertainment purposes.

Readers Advisory is of course one of our favorite things to do. Ask any librarian for book or movie recommendations and we will be happy to find a good match for you.

New Books:

Adult Fiction: This Might Hurt by Stephanie Wrobel. Named a “most anticipated book of 2022” by Newsweek, this thrilling new novel is set in the fictional Wisewood on a private island off the coast of Maine. Natalie’s sister Kit disappeared in this off-the-grid setting about six months ago, and now Natalie has received a threatening email from a Wisewood account. When she goes to bring her sister home, they both find that leaving is easier said than done.

Adult Non-Fiction: Aftermath: Life in the Fallout of the Third Reich, 1945-1955 by Harald Jahner. This new revealing history contains over 40 black and white photos from the period, and chronicles a decade that found many Germans politically, economically, and morally bankrupt. It is a German bestseller and is also the first history of Germany’s national mentality in the immediate postwar years.

Young Adult: House of Sky and Breath by Sarah J. Maas. This highly anticipated novel is the sequel to New York Times bestseller Crescent City. Bryce and Hunt are attempting to slow down and get back to normal following the events of the first novel. But the threat of the Asteri is growing, and the protagonists quickly find themselves roped into the rebel’s plans against them.

Childrens: Norse Mythology for Kids: Tales of Gods, Creatures, and Quests by Mathias Nordvig. Recommended for ages 8 – 12 but still enjoyable by interested younger children, this new nonfiction collection features 20 marvelous Norse myths, charts of family ties in the mythology, and a glossary with definitions and pronunciations to help kids navigate their new or continuing knowledge. 

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