“All Together Now” is the theme of the summer reading program at Carrabassett Valley Public Library, 3209 Carrabassett Drive.

Such programs are designed to encourage children to keep reading during summer vacation. Preventing the “summer slide” continues to be the main objective of such programs. For many families with elementary-aged children, the library is the only community space available during the summer months where they can access free educational and cultural enrichment activities and programs, according to a news release from Andrea DeBiase, library director.

The library has a large selection of board books, early readers, picture books, juvenile chapter books, and young adult books for all reading levels; everyone gets a free library membership at the library.

Storytime will be held Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. whenever possible. The library will also offer DIY or Take-and-Make projects that will be available during four weeks starting Wednesday, June 28. Everyone of all ages is welcome.

The first 20 children to sign up receive a book bag, two free books, reading log, growth chart and bookmarks while supplies last. They can borrow a stack of books to read, and visit the vegetable garden and Story Walk outside: “Miss Maple’s Seeds” pictures and story by Eliza Wheeler.

Here is the list of weekly projects guests can do at the library or take home.


June 28: Kindness Placemats;

July 5: Mindful Breathing Sticks;

July 12: Mail-a-Hug; and

July 19: Friendship Flowers.

Summer library are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

For more information, call DeBiase at 207-237-3535.



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