• Bats of the World Presented by Chewonki
    Friday, February 24 at 2 p.m.

    Chewonki’s Traveling Natural History Program is coming back to the library!  This time, they will be introducing us to the role bats play in ecosystems ranging from the Maine woods to the South American rainforests.  Participants will leave the program with an appreciation for the diversity of bats in the world and for their place in the natural ecosystem.  People of all ages are welcome.  For more information, please contact Allison Herman at aherman@wellstown.org or call the library at 207-646-8181.
     
  • Mother Goose Storytime
    Monday, February 27 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.


     
  • Toddler Storytime
    Tuesday, February 28 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.  
  • ​AARP Tax Aide Program
    Tuesday, February 28 from 1-6 p.m.

    Trained AARP Tax Aide volunteers will be at the library each Tuesday until April 11 to answer questions and help with electronically filing taxes. They are also available to help with the new Property Tax Fairness Credit.  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.
     
  • Toddler Storytime
    Wednesday, March 1 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
    Wednesday, March 1 at 1 p.m.

    It’s time to get ready for our next Random Fandom! Each month we celebrate a new popular theme geared towards kids in grades 5-8.  This month we will enjoy and explore Maker Tech.  Join us as we make crafts, talk about it, eat snacks, and play games.  For more information, please contact Jade Austin at jaustin@wellstown.org or call the library at 207-646-8181.
     

     
  • ​Active Parenting: The First Five Years
    Thursday, March 2 at 1:30 p.m.

    We are thrilled to be partnering with Shannon Briggs from Kids Free to Grow located in Kennebunk.  In this 4-week program, parents and caregivers will learn how to make the most of the first five years of childhood. Written by parenting expert (and dad) Dr. Michael Popkin, this course will show you how to nurture your child with a “just right” combination of freedom and nonviolent discipline. There is no commitment to attend all 4 sessions, and children are welcome to accompany adults.  For more information, please contact Allison Herman at aherman@wellstown.org or call the library at 207-646-8181.
     
  • Conversational French Language Group
    Thursday, March 2 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, March 3 at 10:30 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 10:30-12:00, 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. 

     
  • ​Lunch and Learn with Author Kingsley Gallup
    Friday, March 3 at 12 p.m.

    Please join us as therapist and author Kingsley Gallup reads from her book, Project Personal Freedom at the March Lunch & Learn. After a brief introduction and readings, Gallup looks forward to answering questions and discussing the concepts of attaining personal freedom - no matter your circumstances. Visit www.personalfreedominstitute.com for more background on the author and her work. For more information, please contact Andrea Kazilionis at akazilionis@wellstown.org, or call the library at 207-646-8181.
     
  • Lego and Rubik‚Äôs Cube Club
    Friday, March 3 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.
     
  • Meditation Group
    Wednesday, March 8 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 an hour-long meditation session.  All skill levels are welcome.  For more information, please contact Andrea Kazilionis at akazilionis@wellstown.org, or call the library at 207-646-8181.



New Download Library Information
Wednesday, March 1

On March 1, 2017, the Maine InfoNet Download Library will be moving to a brand new e-book and e-Audiobook platform called cloudLibrary. This will replace the Overdrive platform being used now.  Our current system, managed by Overdrive, will be turned off on February 28, 2017 and the cloudLibrary will be launched the very next day, March 1, 2017.

Once the system is live on March 1st, 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.  

 
*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/
 

 
Library Email Notifications

Recently, we have had a number of patrons report that they have had issues receiving notifications. We've spoken with the group responsible for maintaining the integrated library system, and they expressed that the issue is limited to gmail users. It appears that gmail's policies and protocols for filtering spam have recently changed and several of our notifications are going directly to spam. Unfortunately, since the issue is with gmail and their system, the library is unable to rectify the problem at this time. The library staff will be working on alternative solutions for notifications until this is resolved. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience.
 
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 December-February newsletter

Click here to read the September-November newsletter

Click here to read the June-August newsletter