The library's annual Gift Basket Silent Auction fundraiser runs from Tuesday November 15 through Thursday December 15 at 4:45pm. Baskets not picked up after 5 business days will go to the next highest bidder unless other arrangements are made.
Those interested can bid during library hours on festive baskets with themes such as tea, food, crafts, and many more. Profiles of each basket are available here. Bidding can be done in person or by phone. Every time you visit the library, you can check out a book and check your bids — supporting the library and Christmas shopping at the same time. For phone bidding, call 548-2303 during library hours, and tell us which basket your want to bid on.
Thank you for your support!
Book Club: The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry
Second Tuesday of the month, 1pm.
Monday, December 12, 1pm
Location: Library Reading Room. Masks suggested indoors.
Come talk about this month's book club pick.
December: Monday, Dec 12! The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
January: The Rose Code by Kate Quinn
February: The Night Watchman by Louise Erdrich
March: The Stars are Fire by Anita Shreve
Solstice by the Sea Storywalk:
Crafternoon and DIY Together
November: Cross Stitch Bookmarks
December: Paper Stars
DIY Kits available on the first Friday of the month.
Try a new craft or project. Discover your new favorite thing!
These are kits for fun projects you can do at home, and they include instructions and supplies.
Thursdays at 3:30pm.
Crafts and socializing. Break out your knitting, craft projects, or mending and join us conversation, questions, and new friends. Drop in any week.
Join Zoom Meeting (link should work for recurring Crafternoons.)
Meeting ID: 221 116 293
One tap mobile: +16468769923,,221116293#
Spice Club: Allspice
New kits available on third Fridays.
Friday, November 11: Allspice
December 16: Cinnamon
Try new flavors, explore new recipes, or just get out of a cooking rut. Each kit is a packet that comes with the spice of the month, history/cultural background, and recipes highlighting the featured spice. Enjoy at your own pace. No need to register, just come in and pick up a kit.
Friday mornings from 10:30-11:30
Downstairs in the Children's Room.
Music, movement, stories, and more, for children and their caregivers. Families are welcome to join in!
We will continue to be outside as long as we can, in temperatures down to the 50s F, so dress warmly! Bring a blanket, lawn chair, or sit-upon for the grass.
In case of rain, cold, or other uncooperative weather, we will be downstairs in the children’s room.
Children's Quilt Raffle
We are raffling off a beautiful and nostalgic quilt featuring Liberty Graphics children's book images. Handmade by local quilter Louise Seekins. Proceeds will benefit children's materials and programs. Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5 and are available at the front desk. The raffle is ongoing as we fund raise. The raffle is ongoing as we fund raise. Come see the quilt on display in the Reading Room.
Language Arts Tutoring
Free Language Arts Tutoring for children in grades K-4 is being offered by veteran public school teacher Erica Thompson, on Wednesdays and Thursdays after school. Ms. Thompson's approach to Language Arts instruction is both customized and playful. Small group and individual tutoring will include games and activities with a focus on literacy and language skills tailored to your child's needs.
Offered in partnership with Carver Memorial Library. Slots are available by appointment on Wednesdays and Thursdays and will be held at the library at 12 Union Street in Searsport. If you are interested, Erica looks forward to hearing from you in order to discuss your child's needs and set up a session. You can contact her by phone at 207-323-8591 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Library Cards!
Stop in to the library for your shiny new library card!
Have your card number right at hand.
You can choose to use it at checkout or continue to use your name, whichever is easier for you.
Everything about your account remains the same, you'll just have a new number. You may need to update your login information for the online catalog and cloudLibrary if you use those.
Why new cards?
We are updating library card numbers to the state standard format as a first step towards connecting our catalog to MaineCat, the statewide library catalog. Once we're connected, you'll be able to request items directly on the MaineCat website, and items will arrive faster. The process is long, but a MaineCat connection is something we're committed to offering. We'll keep you posted when we have more news.
Landscape plan and garden
Our goal is for the the library look its best, and bring a moment of natural beauty and tranquility to those who visit. You can see our landscape plan brochure here (.pdf).
We're working on our landscape plan, and looking for any of these plants, if you have any to share or want to sponsor. We are trying to stick to natives and
Arborvitae (Cedar) Thuja occidentalis
Red Chokeberry Photinia (Aronia) arbutifolia
CInquefoil Potentilla fruticosa
Arrowwood Viburnum nudum v. dentatum
New Jersey Tea
Butterfly Weed Asclepias tuberosa
Obedient Plant Physostegia virginiana
Carver Memorial Library
12 Union Street / P.O. Box 439
Searsport, ME 04974
M. 10-5, T. 10-6, W.-F. 10-5, Sat 10-1