PMM Family Field Trip passes
New at Carver Memorial Library - Searsport residents can "check out" a visit to the Penobscot Marine Museum!
Penobscot Marine Museum and Carver Memorial Library in Searsport are excited to announce a new collaboration that provides Searsport and Stockton Springs residents free Family Field Trips to the Museum beginning Memorial Day weekend. Family Field Trips are led by PMM staff and last up to 60 minutes with activity instruction and time to explore the boat barns and the "Gone Fishing" exhibit. Each child in the family receives a kit with everything they will need for their visit.
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 “Tails and Tales,” celebrating animals. The challenges this year are Animals, Fairytales, Maine History, Searsport, and STEAM.
To complete each challenge, log reading and activities to earn an embroidered patch/badge. Independent readers read 3 books (appropriate to your reading level) and do 3 activities related to the theme. Family readers/children being read to/pre-readers read 5 books and do 3 activities.
All the details and log sheets on our Patch challenge page.
Take and Make Kits
New kits become available on the first and third Thursday of the month in the Children’s Room. These kits are aimed at ages 4-9 and their caregivers, though they may be fun for older or younger ones as well. These kits are for projects you can do at home, and often have a STEAM theme, and they include instructions and supplies.
We’ve received tips from throughout the state of Maine that bees are missing this summer. None have been spotted anywhere. This is a disaster! Bees are necessary to pollinate our plants, and pollination is what makes more and more plants! So, you see, without our bees, our food supply will quickly dwindle. The bees were just here in the spring, so we suspect someone may have stolen them all.
We’ve narrowed it down to 10 suspects, but we simply don’t have the staff available to run down all our leads. This is where you come in. Can you help us explore all our leads and figure out which of our suspects has the bees?
How to Play
Download and print a suspect tracker. This has all the suspects and room to write down the clues you find.
Be sure to bookmark the website as you’ll want to refer to the pictures of the suspects.
All the clues exist on the websites of participating libraries. You must find the clue on each website. Look for our logo (to the left)
Once you think you know who stole all the bees, enter your guess here on the website.
Every entry is entered into a prize raffle.
The quest runs from July 1- August 16.
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