• Mother Goose Storytime
    Monday, July 26 at 10:30 a.m.

    Join us for Mother Goose Monday! Children ages 0-24 months and their caregivers are invited to engage in lap activities, rhymes, songs, and fingerplays at the Wells Harbor Pavilion.

    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. 

     
  • Judy Pancoast
    Tuesday, July 27 at 2 p.m.

    Using the Summer Reading theme Tails and Tales, animal lover and avid reader Judy Pancoast has a musical program everyone will love! Featuring songs like Nothin' Like a Dog, Monkey Girl and Sharks, Judy sings all about the animal kingdom with totally terrific tunes about creatures known and....well, maybe even BIGFOOT will be celebrated in song!

    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.
     
  • Goodnight Stories Podcast
    Tuesday, July 27 at 3 p.m.

    Listen to a quiet bedtime story read by one of our Wells Public Library staff members. Perfect for dinnertime, too!

    Listen at: anchor.fm/wells-public-library


    For more information, please contact Allison Herman at aherman@wellstown.org or call the library at 207-646-8181.

     
  • Books at the Beach
    Wednesday, July 28 at 10:30 a.m.

    Children will be engaged in stories, songs, games, and dancing with their favorite librarians at the Wells Harbor Gazebo (weather permitting) !  

    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
    Thursday, July 29 at 3 p.m.

    Drop in art projects include painting to printing to coloring to collaging will be held outdoors at the library, weather permitting.  All materials will be supplied and all ages are welcome. 

    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. 
     
  • Conversational French Language Group
    Thursday, July 29 at 6:30 p.m.

    Join us every other week for an informal approach to practicing or re-learning French. We welcome anyone with a French Language interest to participate. We are excited to announce that French Group will now be meeting in the library! Venez parler français avec nous!

    For more information, please contact Cindy Appleby at cappleby@wellstown.org or by calling the library at 207-646-8181. 

     
  • Fiber Arts
    Friday, July 30 at 10:30 a.m.


    Have you been crafting during your time at home? Join us every Friday in the library to show off your latest knitting creation, get tips on your crochet technique, and just chat with old friends and make some new ones.

    For more information, please contact Stefanie Claydon at sclaydon@wellstown.org or by calling the library at 207-646-8181. 


     

  • ​Steve Corning
    Monday, August 2 at 1 p.m.

    We are so excited to welcome Steve Corning back!  His variety show features fast-paced juggling routines, mind-blowing escape artistry, comedy magic, contortion, balancing, LED light manipulation, and nearly endless amazing stunts, all mixed with a hearty dose of comedy.  Be prepared for non-stop entertainment and tons of laughter. 

    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.
     
  • ​Star Gazing with the Astronomical Society of Northern New England
    Tuesday, August 3 at 7:30 pm

    To celebrate Tails and Tales this summer, we are partnering with the Astronomical Society of Northern New England to have a star party and view the night sky through their telescopes. See constellations like Leo the Lion, Draco the Dragon, and Cygnus the Swan. Enjoy the chance to see what constellations are visible in the Northern Hemisphere during the summer and without too much light from the moon. 

    *Registration is required*. This program will be held at the ASNNE Observatory in Kennebunk.

    This free event is sponsored by the Friends of the Wells Public Library. For more information, please contact Stefanie Claydon at sclaydon@wellstown.org or call the library at 207-646-8181.
     
  • Nonfiction Book Group
    Wednesday, August 4 at 4:30 p.m.

    The Nonfiction book group will meet in the library and all are welcome! Our pick for this month is
    The Body by Bill Bryson 

    This free event is sponsored by the Friends of the Wells Public Library. For more information, please contact Cindy Appleby at cappleby@wellstown.org or by calling the library at 207-646-8181. 
     

     
  • ​Stuffed Animal Sleepover
    Thursday, August 5 at 6 p.m.

    Come to the library for a party with your stuffies, and then leave them for a library sleepover. Come back the next day to find out what kind of trouble the animals got into at night!

    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. 
     



Kids and Teen Summer Reading Sign-Up

Kids age 3 to entering fourth grade are invited to register by clicking on the "Tails and Tales" picture or in person at the library. Come in to receive a bag with prizes and instructions on how to participate.
 
Tweens and teens entering fifth through twelfth grade are also invited to register by clicking on the "Tails and Tales" picture or in person at the library. Come in to receive a folder with instructions on how to earn raffle entries throughout the summer. 

Everyone registered will be entered into raffles to win prizes from local vendors! 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. 
 

Adult Summer Reading Sign-Up

Adults are invited to register for Adult Summer Reading by clicking on the "Tails and Tales" picture or in person at the library. Adults who register will receive a small welcome prize and a Bingo sheet to complete for chances to win more prizes throughout the summer.

This free event is sponsored by the Friends of the Wells Public Library.  For more information, please contact Stefanie Claydon at sclaydon@wellstown.org or call the library at 207-646-8181.
 
Read ME

Read ME is a statewide summer reading program offered by the Maine Humanities Council and Maine State Library that gets Maine’s adults all reading the same books. Each year a well-known Maine author recommends two titles (one fiction, one non-fiction) by lesser-known Maine authors.

2021’s featured books - recommended by Gerry Boyle - are Mainely Power by Matt Cost (fiction) and Mill Town by Kerri Arsenault (non-fiction). 


Copies of both books can be requested through the library's catalog. Check the Maine Humanities Council website for information about upcoming Read ME programs.
 
Support Library Programming!

This July, for each $2.50 reusable Community bag sold at Wells Hannaford, the Friends Supporting Wells Public Library will receive $1.00 to give to the library for programming. 

Support the library and the environment at the same time!


 
e-Newsletter Sign Up

The Wells Public Library's email newsletter is back! We'll be sending out monthly updates of all the fun things going on in the library.

Interested in receiving the newsletter?

Sign up here:  http://eepurl.com/dQa1ib

For more information, please contact Stefanie Claydon at sclaydon@wellstown.org or by calling the library at 207-646-8181.