• Good Karma at the Wells Hannaford
    August 1 - August 31


    Starting August 1 at the Hannaford store located at 107 Wells Plaza
    the Hannaford Helps
    Reusable Bag program will be
    focused on supporting
    The Wells Public Library
    Growing Again Campaign


    Buy a "Good Karma" bag at
    the Wells Hannaford and $1 goes back to the library.
     
    Thanks for your continued support!

     

  • ​Adult Summer Reading Program
    June 20-August 29

    Kids shouldn’t have all the fun!  With the first day of summer comes the first day of our Adult Summer Reading Program.  Stop by anytime to pick up a reading log and a complimentary prize for registering.  Read five books and return your reading log before August 29 to be entered into a drawing for a $125 gift certificate to Joshua’s Restaurant in Wells!  For more information, please contact Kristi Bryant at kbryant@wellstown.org or call the library at 207-646-8181.
  • Gardening with Jolene: Learn How to Save Seeds
    Friday, August 26 at 10:30 a.m.
      
    Master Gardener Jolene Staruch has trained with the York County Cooperative Extension in order to learn various aspects of gardening.  She will teach us about the proper ways to save seeds in order to keep them for use next year.  For more information, please contact Kristi Bryant at kbryant@wellstown.org or call the library at 207-646-8181.
  • Fiber Arts Group
    Friday, August 26 at 10:30 a.m.

    All are welcome to join our Fiber Arts Group.  
    If you do embroidery, cross-stitch, sewing, weaving, quilting, whatever you do - if it’s done with fiber and it’s portable, we welcome you. 

    We meet on Friday from 10:30-12:00, 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. 

     
  • ​Ranked Choice Voting in Maine with Fair Vote Maine
    Tuesday, August 30 at 6:30 p.m.

    Please join us for this informative program!  Abbie Ryder of the Non-Profit and Non-Partisan organization Fair Vote Maine will speak about the initiative to replace our current Majority Rule voting system with Ranked Choice Voting.  She will explain the differences between the two systems and answer questions.  For more information, please contact Kristi Bryant at kbryant@wellstown.org or call the library at 207-646-8181.
  • Cancelled: Weekly Meditation Class
    Wednesday, August 31 at 12 p.m.

    If meditation is something you are curious or passionate about, this program is for you!  Learn how to consistently incorporate mediation into your life in order to increase health, wellbeing and inner peace.  Wellness Coach Cindy Simon will lead us in a weekly meditation session.  All skill levels are welcome.  For more information, please contact Kristi Bryant at kbryant@wellstown.org, or call the library at 207-646-8181.
  • ​Wells Public Library at the Wells Farmer’s Market
    Wednesday, August 31 at 2 p.m.

    Every other week we will be joining the farmer’s market vendors at Wells Town Hall.  We’re excited to be there regularly with other community partners, including the Master Gardeners, Choose to Be Healthy and other local health-based organizations.  Visit us under the tent to get a library card, peruse our book selection, and learn about library programs and services!  We’re excited to be collaborating with the Farmer’s Market and hope to see you there!  For more information, please contact Kristi Bryant at kbryant@wellstown.org or call the library at 207-646-8181.
  • Conversational French Language Group
    Thursday, September 1 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 Kristi Bryant at kbryant@wellstown.org, or call the library at 207-646-8181.
  • ​Lunch and Learn: the Grand Canyon
    Friday, September 2 at 12 p.m.
     
    Seasoned hiker, and former science professor, Rick Jurgen spends summers in Maine and winters hiking in the Grand Canyon.  Come to hear stories and see slides of his many years of expeditions down into the bottom of the Canyon.  All are welcome to bring lunch, and the library will provide light refreshments.  For more information, please contact Kristi Bryant at kbryant@wellstown.org, or call the library at 207-646-8181.
  • ​Ethel M. Weymouth Art Gallery Show: Reinventing Oneself After Loss by Hilary Zayed
    Saturday, September 3 at 11 a.m.

    Please join us for a free opening reception at the Ethel M. Weymouth Art Gallery located in the Wells Public Library. Refreshments will be provided, and the artist will answer questions.  
    After surviving a brain injury, Hilary Zayed found meaning in the peaceful process of hand cutting glass, rock, and recycled material to create mosaics. Transforming discarded objects toward a new purpose speaks to Zayed of the powerful reinvention of self through art.  Her work encompasses mosaic art, totems which capture the spirit of wild animals, and fine oil and acrylic paintings in the Impressionist style which pay homage to the beauty of nature. Zayed’s book entitled Reinventing Oneself After Loss: An Artful Insight will be available for sale at her opening reception at the library.  The art will remain on display for the month of September; we hope to see you there!  This 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.  

     
  • Toddler Storytime
    Tuesday, September 6 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.  
  • Toddler Storytime
    Wednesday, September 7 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.  
  • Random Fandom: Pirates of the Caribbean
    Wednesday, September 7 at 1 p.m.

    Each month we will celebrate a new popular theme geared towards kids in grades 5-8. This month we celebrate the Pirates of the Caribbean movies! We’ll make crafts, watch the first movie, eat snacks, and play games.  These free events are 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. 
  • Mother Goose Storytime
    Monday, September 12 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. 

    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.


     
  • ​“World in Your Library” Program Series, a Partnership with the Kennebunk Free Library
    Tuesday, September 13 at 6 p.m. at the Kennebunk Free Library

    We are thrilled to host four notable scholars, in conjunction with the Kennebunk Free Library, to speak on different topics affecting our world today.  Please join us for programs happening at both locations!  This week’s topic is “Globalization and Outsourcing:  The Cost of Cheap Labor in China” presented by Hong Zhang.  For more information, please contact Kristi Bryant at kbryant@wellstown.org, or call the library at 207-646-8181.
  • Teen Crafternoon: Paper Marbling
    Wednesday, September 14 at 1 p.m.

    Ever wonder how paper gets painted in a swirling pattern called marbling? Stop by the library to discover how shaving cream, food coloring, and paper can create marbled paper. We provide the supplies, you bring the creativity!  These free events are 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. 



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! 

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Welcome to Our New Website

Welcome to our newly refreshed website! You'll now be able to browse easily and conveniently from  all of your mobile devices. We've also simplified our menu options. 

Our "Minerva Catalog" is now available by clicking "Browse Our Catalog" on the top right of the page. 

Thank you, again, for checking our website. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to send me an e-mail at dburritt@wellstown.org, or call the library at 207-646-8181.