It’s almost time for the Summer Reading Program at Treat Memorial Library! The theme of the summer is Every Hero Has a Story, celebrating heroes from the most famous superheros to historical figures to community helpers!

Our Kick-Off event will be June 20th from noon-2 p.m. The Mandalorian Mercs Star Wars Costuming Club will be joining us for a day of games, food, photo opportunities, and prizes! The Kick-Off will be followed by Thursday night programs starting June 25th at 6 p.m.

Programs will include stories, games, crafts, and special guests. Special guests will include local heroes in our community. Chewonki’s Traveling Natural History Program will be here July 16th to present Hero Adaptations, a look at the animals that have inspired some of the world’s best loved superheroes.

Our finale will feature a special animal hero, Daisy, “the world’s most famous pig”, known for encouraging the love of reading across the country. Participants will have the opportunity to be heroes themselves by participating in a summer long food drive. Discover a world of inspiring people and be a superhero of reading this summer!

Announcing Food for Fines Month! For the entire month of June the library will be accepting nonperishable food instead of late fines. This means that if your late fines are holding you back from using your library, bring in canned food or boxes of dry foods to have those fines FORGIVEN! Whether you owe ten cents for one day or $’s, Food for Fines is your chance to start with a clean slate. (This is for late fines ONLY, not for lost or damaged items.) How often do you get the opportunity to help yourself AND your community? All food collected will be taken to the local Food Cupboard in Livermore Falls. Let’s fill their shelves! Thank you for your support!

We currently have a fundraiser in which there are thirty cash prizes – one for each day in June! Who couldn’t use extra cash? Tickets are one for $5 (five dollars) or three for $10 (ten dollars), available at the library and from some Trustees around town. Prizes vary from $10 to $50 – not a bad return on just $5. All monies (aside from the prizes) will go to replace much needed library furniture. Your support is greatly appreciated!

Our Spring Book Club continues its series on Maine authors. We would like to thank group member Diane Taylor-Moore Hines for sharing her book Here Sits A Monkey at our last meeting. The next meeting will be June 11th at 3 p.m. Please contact Assistant Director Brianna Rush if you would like a copy of our next book up for discussion. Enjoy the company of our wonderful group of readers (and maybe a snack as well)!

Our next Homeschool Meeting will be June 18th at 3 p.m. If you are a homeschooling family or considering becoming one, please join us. All ages are welcome and there will be activities provided. This is a chance to connect with other homeschooling families, hear about and plan upcoming events, explore resources, and let us know how we can support homeschooling patrons.

The Teen Writing Group will be meeting on Tuesdays June 9th and 23rd at 6 p.m. No matter what type of writing you are interested in, we encourage you to join us and get creative during the summer months! Learn about opportunities and get advice from visiting writers. Our goal is to enjoy the writing process and improve through encouragement and support.

Our last Saturday Family Story Time for the summer will be June 6th at 10:30 a.m. Preschool Story Time will continue through the summer Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. Knit/Crochet Group will have their final meeting before the summer on June 23rd at 5:30 p.m.

Any questions or for more information about any of these events, please call the Library at 897-3631. Pick up the activities calendar at the Circulation Desk the next time you are in the Library. Always remember that you are able to log in to your own account and access the Download Library through our online catalog at

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Submitted by Assistant Library Director Brianna Rush

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