• Fiber Arts Group
    Friday, July 28 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. 

     
  • Lego and Rubik‚Äôs Cube Club
    Friday, July 28 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, July 31 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.

     
  • Growing Garlic
    Tuesday, August 1 at 6 p.m.

    It may seem like gardening season is over - but not quite yet! Fall is the season for planting garlic, and Master Gardener Jean Stover will be at the library to teach us all we need to know about planting this versatile and hardy bulb!  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.

     
  • ​Books at the Beach
    Wednesday, August 2 at 10:30 a.m.

    All ages are invited to meet us at the gazebo in Harbor Park on Wednesday mornings, weather permitting.  Children will be engaged in stories, songs, and movement activities.  Songs and stories at the beach - what could be better?!  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 call the library at 207-646-8181.   
     
  • Crafty Kids
    Wednesday, August 2 at 3 p.m.

    Join us every Wednesday for a drop-in art project! From painting to printing to coloring to collaging, we might just have an art project you would like to explore!  All materials will be supplied and all ages are welcome.  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 call the library at 207-646-8181.
     
  • ​Cupcake Challenge for Teens
    Thursday, August 3 at 3 p.m.

    Back by popular demand, our Cupcake Challenge will satisfy your craving for sweet competition! Participants will be challenged in decorating a cupcake based on a mystery theme to be revealed at the event. This program is for teens in grades 5 and up. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Wells Public Library. Registration is requested for this program. To register, call the library at 207-646-8181. For more information, please contact Jade Austin at jaustin@wellstown.org.
     
  • Conversational French Language Group
    Thursday, August 3 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.
  • ​Center for Wildlife: Raptors, Reptiles and Mammals
    Friday, August 4 at 10:30 a.m.

    Calling animal lovers of all ages!  In conjunction with the Wells Police Department’s Animal Control Unit, we are so excited to bring this program about Maine animals to the library!  Come find out the unique differences between raptors, reptiles, and mammals.  Do snakes have fur?  Do rabbits have scales?  Are birds "cold-blooded"?  Why do opossums have pouches?  How do each of these animal groups adapt to our changing seasons?  Using live animals and interactive displays, the answers to these and other questions will be revealed!  This free event is sponsored by the Wells Police Department.  For more information, please contact Allison Herman at aherman@wellstown.org or call the library at 207-646-8181.
     
  • ​Tech Tuesday: Technology Petting Zoo
    Tuesday, August 8 at 2:30 p.m.

    For this Tech Tuesday, the library will be showcasing a variety of different tablets. We’ll go over the features of each tablet and will discuss the benefits and drawbacks of the different types. All attendees will have the opportunity to test out each of the tablets. Those who would like help with their own tablets are welcome to bring them. 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.
     
  • ​Summer Movie
    Thursday, August 10 at 5 p.m.

    Spend all day at the beach until you are hot, tanned, and tired, then come cool off with a movie and snacks at the library! We will be showing The Lego Batman Movie this month – take the time to chill with friends and teens can earn raffle tickets toward SRP prizes. 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.
     
  • ​Lunch and Learn: Author Mark Okrant
    Friday, August 11 at 12 p.m.

    Mystery writer Mark Okrant will be at the library to speak about his latest book, Death by Lobster.  Okrant is known for setting his books in New England, and this latest novel is no exception.  Taking place in Ogunquit and Wells, Death by Lobster follows sleuth Kary Tunnell as he unravels a series of murders in the seaside towns.  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.
     
  • ​Maine Marimba
    Tuesday, August 15 at 6 p.m.

    Maine Marimba has been making waves across New England with their huge, handmade marimbas and their electrifying Zimbabwean beats! Their performances are not only a treat for the ears, but a delight to witness. Their show is sure to get the entire audience moving!  All ages welcome.  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.
     



Computer System Maintenance
Wednesday, August 2 from 10:45 a.m. - 6 p.m.

PLEASE NOTE: On Wednesday, August 2nd from 10:45 until closing time, the Library’s catalog and computer system will be down for maintenance. Our online catalog will also be unavailable for both patrons and staff, so we will not be able to request any items that day. We appreciate your patience!
 
Summer Reading Program: Build a Better World
June 19-August 12

Summer Reading Sign-Up - For Kids and Teens

This summer, kids age 3 to entering fourth grade are invited to participate in the “Build a Better World” Summer Reading Program.  Register online or in person, and then come by to receive a bag with prizes and instructions on how to participate in the program.  Events are happening all summer long!

Tweens and teens entering fifth through twelfth grade are
 invited to register online or in person to “Build a Better World”.  This age will earn raffle tickets throughout the summer – be sure to come in to get your first five free!  Each Friday from June 23 through August 4 we will be giving away prize baskets; on August 11 we will present grand prizes! Raffle tickets will roll over from week to week, so keep reading to increase your chances of winning!  

We also have our annual Adult Summer Reading Program!  Stop by anytime to pick up a reading log.  First 200 registrants will receive a complimentary prize.  Read five books and return your reading log before August 12th to be entered to win two tickets to a Nubble Lighthouse Cruise with Finestkind Scenic Cruises!  

These free programs are sponsored by the Friends of the Wells Public Library.  

Article 16 - Library Addition

Article 16 passed with an overwhelming 78% of the vote yesterday!  All of us at the library are overwhelmed by the citizens support of their library.  Thank you, and we look forward to sharing the construction information with you!
 
New Download Library Information

The Maine InfoNet Download Library has taken on a brand new e-book and e-Audiobook platform called cloudLibrary. This replaced the Overdrive platform beginning March 1.
 
To access the new service, simply download the app for your device by going to: http://yourcloudlibrary.com/index.php/en-us/how-it-works
or go to:
http://download.maineinfonet.org
and follow the links to login via your library.  
 
**With Maine’s new download library, patrons will need to opt-in to receive email notifications. If you would like to receive emails when your cloudLibrary loans are expiring or if you’d like to be notified when your holds become available – don’t forget to opt-in!

To do this, simply sign into your cloudLibrary app. At the top of the screen, click on “Settings”.  Under the heading “Email Notification” select “Yes, notify me”, then enter your email address in the text box that appears.**
 
*Users of Kindle devices should be advised that the Kindle Fire (2nd generation or newer) works with the cloudLibrary, but e-ink Kindles do not.*
 
We know this is a big transition! If you have questions or need help setting up the new software, please contact Library Director Devin Burritt at dburritt@wellstown.org or Adult Services Librarian Andrea Kazilionis at akazilionis@wellstown.org.

For more information please check out: http://www.maineinfonet.org/downloadlibrary/
 

 
eReaders on Loan!


The Library now has five eReaders for loan! These devices can be borrowed for up to 2 weeks at a time, and will be loaded with the top five most requested books at the time of purchase.  Check one out today!




 
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 June-August newsletter

Click here to read the March-May newsletter

Click here to read the December-February newsletter