NEW GLOUCESTER – Eastgate Christian School will host an Usborne “Reading Is a Gift” book fair from Monday through Friday, April 4 to 8, which gives parents, teachers, children and the community an opportunity to promote reading through a fund-raiser.

The fair will be open each day from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and on April 5 and 7 from 5 to 7 p.m. for children, teachers, parents and the community. Topics will range from science to seasons, crafts to calligraphy, animals to art. Internet users may also participate in the book fair online at

In addition to promoting reading, the fair will provide a percentage of all sales toward free books and/or cash for the school. Each child and teacher will create a wish list providing parents and visitors an opportunity to give back with donations of books.

Book discussion

AUBURN – The Auburn Public Library will conduct a book discussion at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 29, at the library located at the Auburn Mall.

This month participants will discuss the award-winning book, “Life of Pi,” by Canadian author Yann Martel. It is a novel about a boy who spends 227 days adrift on the high seas with an unlikely partner. It is a book of adventure, survival, and ultimately, faith.

For more information, call the library at 782-3191.


POLAND – Applications are being accepted for the Bruce M. Whittier Memorial Scholarship.

Whittier, a leading citizen of Mechanic Falls and teacher at Poland Community School for many years, was killed in an accident in the fall of 1997 when he stopped to help a motorist in trouble.

Two $1,000 scholarships for further education will be awarded this year to graduating seniors from Poland Regional High School. Applicants may apply through their high school guidance department.

Applications must be received no later than May 2.

Story time

MONMOUTH – Miss Jen invites all preschool children and caregivers to story time and a craft from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 29, at Cumston Public Library.

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