Lewiston Public Library

06/08/2021 | News release | Distributed by Public on 06/08/2021 16:16

LPL Newsletter 6/7/2021


  • Mill Town: A Community Conversation with Kerri Arsenault- Book critic, editor, and author Kerri Arsenault will speak at an event hosted by the Lewiston Public Library on Tuesday, June 8th to discuss her bestselling and widely acclaimed nonfiction book, Mill Town: Reckoning with What Remains. This free, public program will take place from 12 - 1 PM virtually via Zoom. Register here to attend!
  • Virtual Babytime & Storytime : Join Ms. Jackie this week on Tuesday 6/8 at 10:30 as she reads books from Eric Carle, author of The Very Hungry Caterpillar and many other picture book favorites! Ms. Jackie will be reading via our VIRTUAL weekly combo of Babytime & Preschool Storytime: a fun, interactive activity for children ages 0-5 and their caregivers that helps introduce children to the world of books, learning, and the library. This weekly program takes place via Zoom - to register, please call the Children's Department at 513-3133 or email [email protected]
  • All You Can Game: Virtual Teen Gaming Nights - Are you looking for a gaming group? You're in luck - it's all fun and games at the Teen Library this summer! In partnership with Portland Public Library, LPL Teen presents All You Can Game, an ongoing, online game night. Try a little of everything as we test out a sampling of different games throughout the summer, including Among Us, Jackbox Games, and more. Hop on Discord for a new multiplayer game every other Wednesday at 4:30pm, June through August. Join us for our first session on Wednesday, June 9th to play Among Us! Email [email protected], send us a message on our @lplonline Instagram, or get in touch with Teen Library staff on our Discord serverto reserve your seat!
  • Book Chat: Local Authors with Quiet City Books! 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, June 1st at 1pm. Join us to hear about some local authors with special guest Courtney from Quiet City Books!
  • 2021 Summer Reading at LPL:
    This year's theme is 'Tails and Tales,' and the program will run from June 13-August 7, with reading programs for children, teens, and adults. Check out our website for more information and calendars. This year, children, teen, and adults are using a PASSPORT system to track reading and activities for prizes. Pick up a passport (Kids on the 3rd floor, Teen on the 2nd floor, Adult on the 1st floor - or print your own from our website using the links above), complete any 4 activities, and turn it in to be entered into prize drawings! Children and Teens also get a to choose a free book for every passport completed. All ages can complete as many passports they want during the eight weeks of summer reading. Questions? Please call 207-513-3134 or email us at [email protected]
  • Virtual Author Talk with Josh Gauthier< /a>: Maine author Josh Gauthier will be speaking about his new book, Land of Outcasts, at an event hosted by the Lewiston Public Library on Thursday, June 17th. This free, public program will take place from 6 - 7 PM virtually via Zoom. For more information, contact the LPL Adult & Teen Services desk at 513-3135 or [email protected]. Register here to attend!

LPL is expanding access to the building- Patrons can enter the library during open blocks for in-library activities such as browsing, picking up holds, and using computers.The open blocks are:

  • Monday-Thursday: 10am-1pm, 3-4pm, and 5:30-6:30pm
  • Friday: 10am-1pm and 3-4pm
  • Summer Saturdays: 10am-2pm

The building will be cleared at the end of each block, so patrons should plan accordingly. LPL To Go door pickup will still be offered throughout the day.

Children's Room No Longer Requires Appointments! The Children's Department is now open daily during the same time slots as the rest of the building. Unvaccinated patrons ages five and up are still required to wear a mask. We have masks at the front entrance and at the Children's Department desk for anyone who needs one. For more information call the Children's Department at (207) 513-3133 or email [email protected].

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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