Lewiston Public Library

05/03/2021 | News release | Distributed by Public on 05/03/2021 11:18

LPL Newsletter 5/3/2021


  • The Lewiston Read!You see it everywhere you go. Your friends can't stop talking about it, and even your teacher is reading it. You've got to get your hands on this book! This May, join our city-wide initiative - THE LEWISTON READ! Let's come together through reading, where everyone in the community reads the same book-you, your teacher, local firefighters, your friends, the Mayor, your dentist -everyone! This year's book choice is Dragons in a Bag by Zetta Elliott. Be on the lookout for book trivia, special Take & Make kits, and photo challenges, coming soon!
  • Book Chat -Books that Defy Categories: Join LPL staff for a conversation about what we're reading, watching, and listening to on Facebook Live. Make suggestions, share your thoughts, find resources, and get personalized recommendations from our librarians! Our next book chat is coming up on Tuesday, May 4th at 1pm. Join us to hear about some of our favorite books that defy categorization.
  • Art Walk Window Display from Purple Bean Bindery : The Library has once again partnered with LA Arts to bring a new form of Art Walk to the community. This year, we are featuring art work in our Lisbon St windows which are located near the entrance to the building. From April 15th - June 15th, local artist Anna Low will have a display of her artist books available for viewing. These beautiful and unique creations can be seen from the street anytime or up close and personal during one of our browsing blocks throughout the week. Each one is different and tells its own story in a distinctive format.
  • LPL Kids Nature Backpacks! Check out Nature with our new Nature Backpacks! Borrow one of 3 themed packs loaded up with books, tools, and activities that will help you get outside and get hands on with nature! From your own yard or local par to one of Maine's State Parks or hiking trails, these packs will help you explore and learn all about what you see and discover. Themes available are Birds, Wildlife, and Plants. Requires an LPL or APL Library Card to borrow. For more info, check out the Nature Backpacks page on our website, call the Children's Department at (207) 513-3133, or email us at [email protected]

Browsing is Back!LPL is once again allow inside browsing of the 1st and 2nd floors during specific hours, including Saturdays.

Children's Room Appointments:The Lewiston Public Library Children's Department has appointments daily.

LPL To Go is still available! Although we are now open for browsing at certain times of day, LPL To Go is still available for hold pick-up. Simply call the Lending desk at (207) 513-3134 when you arrive and staff will check out your items and meet you at the Pine Street door. For more information head to the LPL To Go page, email our librarians, or call the Lending Services desk at (207) 513-3134.

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