Carver Memorial Library encourages everyone, kids, adults, teens, and families, to take on our Reading Challenges! We encourage you to read widely and explore the library and the world around you. This summer the theme is “Imagine Your Story,” celebrating folk and fairy tales, imagination, and storytelling. It's also Maine's Bicentennial and Searsport's 175th anniversary! The challenges this year are Fairytales, Maine History, Searsport, and STEAM.
To complete each challenge, log reading and activities to earn an embroidered patch/badge. Independent readers read 5 books (appropriate to your reading level) and do 5 activities related to the theme. Family readers/children being read to/pre-readers read 10 books and do 5 activities.
All the details and log sheets on our Reading Challenge page.
Video Story Schedule
Here’s our current weekly schedule for video programming (posted on Facebook and Vimeo):
• Maine Moment/Searsport Moment
• Story or Fairytale
• Tuesday’s Tunes
• Friday 10:30am Facebook Live Storytime
We hope you join us here often!
Videos are also posted on our Vimeo account, with showcases of songs, stories, and local interest videos.
Statewide online events calendar
Maine libraries are sharing their online events in one calendar. These events are open to everyone! Now is your chance to access great events from libraries all over the state.
Using Zoom videoconferencing
Events and discussions are moving online! Libraries all over are hosting meetings with Zoom, a videoconferencing platform. Even if you just want to watch and listen (or don't have a webcam or microphone), please join us! Generally you can join Zoom meetings by clicking the link and following the prompts. You can also read the help info at Getting started with Zoom (there's a program to install for desktop, apps for mobile, and a Chrome browser option). Pardon our dust as we all learn to use new tools.
Friendly introduction from the Maine Digital Inclusion Initiative: If you need help getting started with Zoom, there are details and pictures here.
For dialing in by your location:
+1 646 876 9923 US (New York)
+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
+1 253 215 8782 US
+1 301 715 8592 US
Carver Memorial Library
12 Union Street / P.O. Box 439
Searsport, ME 04974
M. 10-1, 2-5, T. 10-1, 2-6, W.-F. 10:00-1, 2-5