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Adult Summer Reading Wraps Up

Adult readers enjoyed a successful program this summer, with more than 50 reading logs turned in. Jean Campbell of Tenants Harbor was the grand prize raffle winner. She won a gift certificate to the Reading Corner. Joyce Patterson, also of Tenants Harbor was the program's most voracious reader. She completed 8 reading logs and won a L.E.D. book light. Hope to see you all again for next year's program.

Caitlyn Shetterly Reading

On Wednesday, September 28, 2011 author and National Public Radio (NPR) contributor Caitlin Shetterly will read from her memoir, Made For You and Me: Going West, Going Broke, Finding Home. The event will take place at the Ocean View Grange in Martinsville at 6 p.m., with a reception before at 5:30 p.m.

Homework Help Center **New Starting Day**

Starting  October 18th, the library will be hosting a homework help center twice a week, Tuesdays and Thursdays, from directly after school until 4:30 for 1st through 5th grades. The library will be providing a quiet space for the children to work on their homework and any enrichment activities provided for them. There will be at least one adult present to assist with any questions they may have. The library will also ensure that the children have access to some computers if it is necessary for their homework or enrichment activities.  A staff member or volunteer will go to school to walk over any children whose parents would like an adult to accompany them to the library. To take advantage of this, parents must send a note to school with their child saying that they would like to be walked to the library for the homework help center.  Due to space constraints, we are only able to allow ten children per session. If we find that we are exceeding this number, we will provide a signup sheet at school for a first come first serve basis. 

St. George Girls' and Boys' Book Club

The Jackson Memorial Library is proud, happy, and elated to once again offer the Boys’ and Girls’ Book Club for 5th through 8th grade. Each book club will meet once a month to discuss a book provided to them for free from the library, share a potluck dinner, and participate in some games and activities. The kickoff party will take place on Tuesday, October 11th from 5:30-7:30 at Town Office in St. George. Pizza and refreshments will be provided.  You may sign up at the library, online at www.jacksonmemoriallibrary.org, or at the St. George School after September 30th.

Storytimes are Back

Storytimes are back for their normal hours on Wednesday at 10:30. Join us for stories, crafts, and snacks with our Associate Director and Children’s Librarian Devin Burritt. 

A special thanks to Savvy for looking so darn cute for the photo. 

ILL Requests Available Online

Want a book you can’t find in our catalog? Request it via the online form to have us get it from another lending institution and have it shipped directly to our library.

Doiron in St. George

The Jackson Memorial Library in Tenants Harbor will present Paul Doiron reading from his new book "Trespasser" Wednesday, Aug. 17 at 6 p.m. at the Ocean View Grange, Route 131. The free evening will begin with a reception starting at 5:30 p.m. The author’s books will be on sale and he will be available for signing before and after his reading.

Summer Reading Club Raffle Winner

 

The grand prize for the 4th-12th grade summer reading club this year was a $100 Visa gift card. For every twelve hours read each participant received one entry for the raffle. This year's winner was Simon O'Shea from Spruce Head who read forty-five hours in the six weeks since school let out. Congratulation to Simon and to all those who participated in this year's summer reading program.

Midcoast Fisherman's 5th Annual Fish Bake

 

The Midcoast Fishermen’s Associations 5th annual fish bake benefit is Saturday August 13, 2011 from 4:30 to 7pm. The dinner will be held at the St. George town office, 3 School Street, Tenants Harbor, ME. The event is free, but donations will be accepted. All proceeds benefit the Midcoast Fishermen’s Association and the small boat fishing communities of Maine. 

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