Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library

Mon, 06/13/2022 - 10:45am

Summer reading at BHML: Oceans of Possibilities™

What’s more summer-y than Summer Reading? Nothing! Read with Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library and tap into the decadent relaxation and reward of summer reading.

First up, kids, join us for a Summer Reading Kick-Off on Friday, June 17 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on the Library lawn. Get a jump on earning treats and prizes while you read by signing up for your summer reading passport. Get crafty making ocean animals to decorate the children’s room for this year’s theme “Oceans of Possibilities.” We’ll have lawn games out, some special ocean-themed snacks, and of course bubbles, chalk, and plenty of books!

Don’t worry grown-ups, you can get all excited, too. June 17 will mark the start of our highly competitive and rewarding adult summer reading program: The 6-Word Book Review Raffle & Contest. Read books, write 6-word book reviews, and submit. Submissions double as a raffle ticket *and* an entry to win “Best 6-Word Book Review in the Boothbay Region” as selected by the presiding literati (i.e., the staff and volunteers present at the time of the drawing). The top three book reviews will be published in this very paper at the end of the summer. Bragging rights included.

Throughout the summer we’ll be reading and playing so mark your calendar to join the children’s librarian, Miss Jen each week for stories, games, and crafts:

Wednesdays - Games on the Lawn & “Crafternoon,” 1-3 p.m. (Begins June 22)

Thursdays - Story Time at the Farmer’s Market 9:30-11:30 a.m. (Begins July 7)

Fridays - Story Time and Bubbles & Chalk 10:30 a.m.-noon (Begins July 1)

To top it all off, we’d like to give a very special shout out to our tasty treat summer reading sponsors, our friends and neighbors at Downeast Ice Cream Factory, Orne’s Candy Store, Coastal Maine Popcorn Co., Mister Smooth, and Downeast Candies. Thank you for supporting children’s literacy in the Boothbay Region. It takes a village to create a culture of literacy, and you all make it sweet (and salty!). Support summer reading by grabbing a snack from one of our sponsors. Cheers!

Upcoming events

Drop In Chess Club: Wednesday, June 15, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Summer Reading Kick-Off!: Friday, June 17, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Exhibiting in the Great Room June through August: Boothbay Region Maritime Foundation Research Collection