• Lego and Rubik‚Äôs Cube Club
    Friday, January 19 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, January 22 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.

     
  • Toddler Storytime
    Tuesday, January 23 at 1:30 p.m.
     
    Ages 2-5 years old and their caregivers are invited to meet us for stories, songs, and movement, all followed by a craft.  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 by calling the library at 207-646-8181.  
  • ​Traditional Matryoshka Nested Doll Making: From Russia to America
    Tuesday, January 23 at 6 p.m.

    This beautifully illustrated interactive presentation by Marina Forbes will feature the history of Matryoshka nested doll making in Russia.  Using a fully illustrated show and numerous exhibits, including examples of her own work and from her extensive collection, Forbes will examine the tapestry of the rich folk tradition and symbolism of the doll’s appearance and the interesting link between doll making and other traditional Russian art forms.  This free event is sponsored by the Friends of the Wells Public Library.  For more information, please contact Andrea Kazilionis at akazilionis@wellstown.org or call the library at 207-646-8181.

     
  • Toddler Storytime
    Wednesday, January 24 at 10:30 a.m.

    Ages 2-5 years old and their caregivers are invited to meet us for stories, songs, and movement, all followed by a craft.  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 by calling the library at 207-646-8181.  
  • Teen Food Workshop
    Wednesday, January 24 at 1:30 p.m.

    Want to improve your food prep skills? Have some culinary fun and get your snack on with our Teen Food Workshop. This month we will show you how to make Rice Krispie Treat Snowmen step by step, and then we’ll eat what we’ve made together!  All ingredients and tools provided. Please inform library staff of any food allergies before participating in this program.  This free program 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.
     
  • Conversational French Language Group
    Thursday, January 25 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, January 26 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. 

     
  • ​Traditional Russian Tea Service
    Friday, January 26 at 2:30 p.m.

    Russian tea drinking traditions date back centuries and are beautifully unique.  Please join us at the library for a very special Russian Tea Service.  We’ll be using a samovar and dining on traditional Russian tea snacks.  Attendees will have the opportunity to learn Russian tea time phrases and discuss Russian culture.  This free event is sponsored by the Friends of the Wells Public Library.  For more information, please contact Andrea Kazilionis at akazilionis@wellstown.org or call the library at 207-646-8181.
  • Teen Game Tournament
    Wednesday, January 31 at 1:30 p.m.

    Drop by the library on the last Wednesday of each month to participate in our ongoing gaming tournament. Each month, we will have new competitive games for you to try your hand at - from retro board games to Wii marathons to our new Nintendo Switch! This free program 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.
     
  • Lunch and Learn: Maple Sugar and Syrup
    Friday, February 2 at 12 p.m.

    Have you been eyeing those maple trees on your property, wondering if or how they could be tapped for syrup?  Then this is the program for you!  Local farmer extraordinaire, Frank Ferrucci of Maple Moon Farm, will be at the library to teach us all about maple sugaring and syrup making.  Attendees are encouraged to bring a lunch; light snacks and beverages will be provided.  This free event is sponsored by the Friends of the Wells Public Library.  For more information, please contact Andrea Kazilionis at akazilionis@wellstown.org or call the library at 207-646-8181.
     
  • ​AARP Tax Aide Program
    Tuesday, February 6 from 1-6 p.m.

    Trained AARP Tax Aide volunteers will be at the library each Tuesday until April 10th to answer questions and help with electronically filing taxes.  They are also available to help with the new Property Tax Fairness Credit, formerly known as the Property Tax and Rent Refund or Circuit Breaker.  For more information and to find out what to bring, please contact Andrea Kazilionis at akazilionis@wellstown.org or call the library at 207-646-8181.

     
  • ​Random Fandom: Retro
    Wednesday, February 7 at 1:30 p.m.

    Each month we celebrate a new popular theme geared towards kids in grades 5-8.  This month’s fandom is throwing it back for the retro-lover in all of us!  Crafts, snacks, and games will be themed around vintage fun.  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.
     
  • Teen Craft: Sea Glass Painting
    Wednesday, February 14 at 1:30 p.m.

    Stop by the library to try out a new craft!  We provide the supplies, you bring the creativity!  This month we will be painting sea glass.  Just two simple ingredients make a coating that gives ordinary glass a cool sea glass look!  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.
     



Construction Begins!

The Wells Public Library is pleased to announce that construction began on its long awaited building project. Beginning in August, the front parking lot will be closed to the public for approximately 6 months. 

The front entrance to the building will remain open.
Stay tuned for more information!

Pictures are now up on our campaign website

 

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 December-February newsletter

Click here to read the September-November newsletter


Click here to read the June-August newsletter