Bridging the Gap Between Summer and School

The summer reading program is complete. Here's what's coming up to keep you busy until ​school begins.

New Book By Local Author

Congratulations to St George resident Catherine Steiner-Adair on the publication of her new book "The Big Disconnect."
You can hear more about it on the Diane Rehm Show and hear her speak at The Strand on August 28th

Summer Reading Finale

Come to the library on Saturday between 9 and 12 for a fun scavenger hunt!  This will help get you used to our new layout just in time for back to school.  There will be varying levels of difficulty based on age of the child.  Small prizes will be awarded to children who complete the hunt.  There will also be opportunities to add to the ocean decorations in the children's room.

One Bedroom Apartment for Rent

A most unique and inviting situation!  This little one bedroom one bath nest is tucked above the Library.  $825 per month includes heat, wifi, snow and trash removal. Occupants pay for electric, phone and cable.  Available lightly furnished or unfurnished.  Single or double occupancy. FMI: MidCoast Home 

More images located after the jump.

Job Opening

The Jackson Memorial Library is looking for a part-time Pre-K assistant.

Job Requirements Include:

  • --Set-up and clean-up of classroom materials
  • --Working with small groups and individual students
  • --Collaborating with the classroom teacher

The right applicant must have experience working with young children.  A musical background is a plus.  Hours include Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings, approximately 11 hours per week.  Salary negotiable.

If interested, please send your resume to


Programs at the Library

There's still time to get in on the fun of Shark Week at the library!  Wednesday we have Alex Brasili from Herring Gut coming to talk to us about sharks, whales, dolphins and other sea creatures at 1 PM.  Immediately following, we will have some shark and fishy snacks while watching some fun shark videos, such as clips from Shark Week on the Discovery Channel.  This program is aimed at those entering kindergarten and up.  

Then, on Friday, we have our last Friday story time at 11 AM, which will also feature sharks.  After Friday we are moving to Tuesdays at 10:30.  In the afternoon, older children can work on making a shark video starting at 1:30 before playing Minecraft at 2:30.

Not interested in sharks?  There's still lots of stuff going on!  Click on "Read More" to find out what other options you have.

Chess Club

Interested in learning how to play chess? Want to improve your skills and meet other chess players? The library is looking at starting a chess club, but we want to start it at a time that is convenient for you! So let us know if you are interested and what times work for you, and we'll set something up that works for the most people.

A look at our programs

Here are some photos of the various programs we have had at the library this summer.  For more pictures, you can look here on our Facebook page.  You don't need an account to view them.

We also have lots of programs going on next week!  It's Shark Week for kids and teens at the library, our annual meeting is on Thursday, a local author is speaking on Wednesday, and there is Buddhist meditation too! Our summer reading calendar lists all the programs for kids and teens, and the calendar to the left lists all the programs the library is offering.

Click on read more to see more pictures from programs.

Curious about the Library?

There's a nice article about the library in the Pen Bay Pilot this week.  A few facts seem to be off (such as: we have 50 works by 25 artists in the current exhibit, not 24 by 12.)  Still, it's a great read!


Photo courtesy of the PenBay Pilot and Ron Hawkes.

Buddhist Mindfulness Meditation Classes

John McIlwain is offering Buddhist Mindfulness Meditation classes at the Jackson Memorial Library again this summer.  Classes will happen August 6, 13, 20 and 27 (all Tuesdays) from 6:30-8 PM.  All are welcome!  Come when you can for guided meditation, talk and question time.  John McIlwain is a member of the Teachers Councils of Insight Meditation Community of Washington and teaches in the New York City area.


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