Public Libraries, Activities, Events & More!

West Buxton Public Library - Summer Reading Program

The Buxton Library will be hosting a Summer Reading Program that kicks off Saturday, June 28th. The new librarian is very excited to connect with kids and will be joining in with the other area libraries to host the FIZZ BOOM READ theme which is based on science. To follow along with this theme, Amy will be offering a fun science project every week during the summer reading program each Saturday from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.There will be read alouds, prizes and reading logs as well as all kinds of fun! Make sure and stop in and meet your new librarian!

Summer Library Hours are:
Tuesdays & Thursdays from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Saturdays from 9:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Hollis Center Library - Summer Reading Program

The Hollis Public Library is hosting a Summer Reading program that will be starting June 16th and will continue through August. The program is open to readers of all ages. The library has new books, programs, weekly prizes, and crafts & activities for all their readers. Not only is Hollis Public Library hosting all this fun but BERRY MEMORIAL LIBRARY IN BAR MILLS, SALMON FALLS LIBRARY IN BAR MILLS and THE WATERBORO PUBLIC LIBRARY will all be joining in the FIZZ, BOOM, READ BONANZA!!

All library programs are free of charge!

Hollis Library hours are:
Mondays: 9:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Tuesdays & Thursdays 3:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Saturdays: 12:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Pre-School Story Hour: Mondays from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Phone: 929-5484

Berry Memorial Library - Bar Mills

The Berry Memorial Library in Bar Mills participates in the same Summer Reading Program as Hollis Public Library. So get ready for some FIZZ, BOOM, READ!

Library Hours:
Tuesdays: 11:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Thursdays: 4:00 - 8:00 - p.m.
Saturdays: 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Phone: 929-5484

Salmon Falls Library - Buxton

Salmon Falls is a lovely little library and collaborates with Hollis and Berry Libraries. The three libraries - Salmon Falls, Berry and Hollis Public Library hold their end of the summer reading celebration together and have the same summer reading theme - FIZZ, BOOM, READ!

Hours are:

Mondays: 3:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Wednesdays: 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Thursdays: 3:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Saturdays: 9:00 - 12:00 p.m.

Story Hour: Tuesdays from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Davis Memorial Library - Limington

The Davis Memorial Library is a lovely library located right up the street from the
H.B. Emery School.

Steep Falls Public Library

Mondays 9:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Tuesdays 12:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Wednesdays & Saturdays 9:00 - 12:00 p.m.

Richville Library - Standish

Address: 743 Richville Road

Thursdays: 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Saturdays: 9:00 - 12:00 p.m.

Baxter Memorial Library - Gorham

Summer Reading Program - Kick-Off June 25th
Free Hot Dogs, Snow Cones, Crafts, Music, "Touch the Trucks" and more . . .

Gorham really knows how to celebrate summer reading for the whole family.
Check out their weekly calendar of events. Here are some highlights:

* Summer Reading Logs
* Popsicle Story Hours
* Evening Story Hours
* An Adult Summer Reading Program so the whole family can join in . . . :-)
Check out their website for times as well as other fun reading activities for all members of the family!
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Do you like science? How about joining an online science camp where you will find places like a Wonder Observatory, Wonder Laboratory, Wonder Amusement Park and a Wonder Zoo and that's not all! This amazing site improves comprehension skills through the use of informational text and builds background knowledge in different areas of science . . . all while your kids have fun, fun, fun! It is geared to grades 2-8 but the whole family can join in. Check it out! Registration starts June 16th!
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Click on the title, We Give Books - Read For My Summer - above and it will take you to their summer program link. This is an exciting way to keep reading with your children all summer long, as they provide an online book for your child to read or be read to, at the appropriate level, every week. It will be accompanied by online activities to do with your child as well as reading tips and online tools. They will also send you a reminder email each week just so you won't forget! This is a completely free program and they partner with the wonderful website: Don't miss this one!

TD Bank is Giving Out Cold Hard Cash for Reading!

All TD Banks, are participating in a fun summer reading program. Click on the link for all the information as well as a form for kids to start learning how to save money. Just read 10 books and fill out the reading form. Bring it to a TD Bank and they will deposit $10.00 into an existing Youth bank account or open up a new account and they will put it into this account for you!
Here's the form to keep track of your reading and what you will need to get your "COLD HARD CASH FOR READING!
Click on the title above and it will take you to the well-loved ELECTRIC COMPANY! There are many fun games and videos here for your younger children to play and learn about letters & sounds, vocabulary and comprehension with fun characters! You can also sign up for a free PBS account here to access even more exciting activities for both PBS Kids and PBS Parents.


Pizza Hut has a website for you to "SPARK YOUR GREATNESS".
Jeff Kinney, author of the Wimpy Kid series is joining Pizza Hut to offer some great ideas and incentives to help kids spark their reading. There will be reading logs, activities and prizes to be won - just for reading five books! Join in the fun!

Pizza Hut is the sponsor of the very popular "Book It" reading program so I imagine they will have some fun reading in store for you!
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Scholastic - POWER UP AND READ

Scholastic has one of the best websites for both parents and children and offers many, many reading ideas and activities. This year they are hoping YOU will help them set a new world summer reading record!
* Read & log minutes read all summer long
* Take weekly challenges and earn rewards
* Both a kid link and a parent link
* Parents - check out the Daily Reading Tip; Summer Reading Pledge and Log

Make sure you check it out . .

Amazon's Summer Reading Adventure Map

Amazon has an adventure map that you can download and keep track of the "adventures" the books you read take you to, as well as a place to write the titles of the books!

Book Lists for Summer Reading

Dr. Paul Vincent Library at Buxton Center Elementary School
Our librarian, Chris Bulsa, has posted two summer reading lists on library website - one for K-3 readers and one for 3-5 readers. Check them out as well as other library news!

Great Books for Boys

Check out Jon Scieska's website - GUYS READ for a wonderful assortment and selection of fabulous books for boys. Jon is the author of such delightfully funny books as The Time Warp Trio series, Spaceheadz and the Trucktown books for the younger set.

Cathy Potter's Summer Reading Lists
My friend and librarian at Falmouth Elementary School has put together some great Summer Reading Lists by grade level on her website. Cathy has also included a link to the 2014 Maine Student Book Awards. This is a great beginning for all your summer reading pleasures!

Certified Literacy Specialist

This S'More has been designed by Mary Lou Shuster, Certified Literacy Specialist at Buxton Center Elementary School, in Buxton, Maine. In addition to working with teachers and students at BCES, she has also presented workshops and worked as a facilitator for the Maine Department of Education and is currently serving on the State Network of Educators.