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A weekend at Moody Beach is one of the great items you can bid on in the Library's online auction!

by Springvale Library Staff

Our biggest news is, of course, our 2nd Annual Online Auction. We have 170 items worth over $14,000. Bidding begins Friday April 8 and goes through until the following Sunday, April 17. Some of the wonderful items we have up for bid are:

  • Original artworks by John Burr, Moe Auger and Bruce McMillan
  • Gift certificates to local restaurants including Oak St. Bistro, Lord’s Clam Box, Mee D Thai, El Mexicano and many more
  • Fabulous gift baskets and swag bags
  • A pop-up greenhouse
  • A fire pit with two chairs
  • Handmade quilts
  • An Apple CSA share from McDougal Orchards
  • Tickets for a family of four to this year’s Maine Renaissance Fair
  • A Memorial Day weekend vacation at a cozy cottage on Moody Beach
  • Personal training sessions at the SMHC Sports Performance Center
  • A scenic flight for three from Southern Maine Aviation
  • and much, much more!

We are also raffling off a kayak donated by H.A. Mapes so make sure you add some raffle tickets to your bidding.

Our summer yard games and birding/nature/animal back packs are available to check out. We already have bookings for the pressure washer for May and we’ll be adding more items to our Library of Things this summer.

Children’s In person Programs April 4- May 13, 2022
All programs will be meeting in the children’s room when the library is open.

  • Baby Rhyme Time -Mondays at 10:00 am.   This is a 20 minute time of rhymes, board books and shakers for children from birth to age 2. 
  • Lego Builders – Mondays at 3:30 pm. Come build the theme of the week with our Legos and display them in the children’s room.  For ages 5-13
  • Story Time – Fridays at 10:00 am. 

Homeschool Meet up

  • Thursday, April 14 at 10:30 am – Library Scavenger Hunt
  • Thursday, May 19 at 10:30 am – Slime Workshop. 

New Books

Adult Fiction – The Emergency: A Year of Healing and Heartbreak in a Chicago ER by Thomas Fisher
The riveting, pulse-pounding story of a year in an emergency room as seen through the eyes of one doctor trying to steer his patients through a crushing pandemic, a violent summer, and the collapse of the system meant to care for our most precious resource: our irreplaceable bodies.

Adult Non-Fiction – The Dickens Boy by Thomas Keneally
The award-winning author of modern classics such as Schindler’s List and The Daughters of Mars is at his triumphant best with this vibrant and engaging novel about the adventures of Charles Dickens’s son in the Australian Outback during the 1860’s.

Young Adult Book – No Filter and Other Lies by Crystal Maldonado
Influencer Mac Monroe has it all:  beauty, friends, tons of followers, and a glittering life of pure aesthetic.  Except it’s all fake.  “Max” is actually seventeen -year-old Kat Sanchez:  funny, sarcastic, good at photography.  Kat thrives as Max, until Kat’s stolen photos go ultra-viral.  Let the apocalypse begin. (from book jacket)

Children’s book – The Runaway No-Wheeler by Peter Stein
This truck lovers’ story follows Tony, a big rig, with lots to haul.  One day disaster strikes and each road hazard situation, like slime, cracked streets and dodging a mama duck with ducklings, makes Tony lose his wheels.  This counting book features a no-nonsense big rig who ends up a no-wheeler who still gets the job done!

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