Our online auction has begun and it's amazing! 

 

Check out over 135 items with a total value of over $12,000.  

 

We have the most amazing donations from our community, staff, trustees, and local businesses.  This auction is sure to not just be full of fabulous items, but full of fun, too!

The auction goes live on April 4th, you will have an opportunity to start placing bids until it closes at 8:00 pm on Sunday, April 18th.  We'll be opening the Library on Monday, April 19th for only auction item pickups! When you pick up your items, you can choose to pay by cash, cheque, or credit card.  If you aren't local or need your item mailed, contact the Library for pricing on shipping.

Knit 'n Chat With Dawn

We have missed our knitting group and all our fiber craft people!  Come Zoom with Dawn every Tuesday from 3:30 to 4:30and visit with friends, old and new.   Email Dawn for the Zoom link at dbrown@springvalelibrary.org

A Bad Vintage Virtual Murder MysteryThursday, April 22, 2021 at 6:00 pm

 

The Grand Cru estate, situated on the fertile slopes of the Loire Valley in France, is a small family-run vineyard with considerable rustic charm and appeal.

 

The owners of the estate, Max and Demi Liter, regularly host wine tasting evenings which allow their guests to sample the latest bottlings and place orders ahead of the big conglomerates. Unfortunately for the guests this evening, the vintage had more body than they were expecting. Max Liter has been discovered dead in a vat of wine.  Information on this murder mystery can be found on Red Herring's Games' website here.

Up to 20 players have until April 19 to sign up. Character packets will be emailed on April 20th. Click here to sign up or email Lesley at LUnger@springvalelibrary.org.  

Looking For Stuff For Kids and Families? 

Click here to go to the Youth Services page!

Want to pick up a craft of the week?

How about a bundle of books curated by our own Sheila Dube?

Want to borrow one of our Maine Audubon Nature Explorer backpacks or child-sized 

binoculars? 

Looking for homeschooling support?  Please reach out to Sheila for resources and information about our weekly homeschool meetup on Zoom.  Middle and High school students can be offered research seminars upon request led by Lesley, our new director, and former high school librarian.

Love Books Actually  Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at 6:00 pm

Read any good books lately? Do you have some favorite titles or authors you would love to share with other readers?

Ginnie’s new monthly book club is an informal sharing of books that we will discuss round-robin. Everyone who would like to share a book can or you can just sit back and take notes. The goal is to give participants new titles and authors just in time for summer reading! Zooming on April 27 at 6 pm. Email Ginnie spl@springvalelibrary.org for the Zoom link.

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How to make a vaccine appointment in Maine:

Community Vaccination Line   1-888-445-4111

Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., or Saturday-Sunday: 8 a.m.- 2 p.m.

The Community Vaccination Line helps Maine people schedule appointments at vaccine clinics.

For translation services, call the number and state your desired language (for example “Spanish”). Deaf and hard of hearing individuals may dial 711 and asked to be connected to the number above. The vaccination line does not provide faster access to appointments.

OR

Click here to find a vaccine site and schedule your appointment

Need a Ride To Your Vaccine Appointment?  Call 1-855-608-5172

The Department of Health and Human Services is offering a free option for Maine people who need a ride to and from a COVID-19 vaccination appointment. Call 1-855-608-5172 to reserve a ride at least 48 hours in advance of your appointment. 

Need Tech Help?

 

Call to schedule a technology help session with Lesley.  If you're having trouble with Zoom, email, or anything else, we're happy to help.  Should you require a little guided help, with your permission, I can log into your computer after I walk you through a short setup. 

 

Don't let Zoom-intimidation keep you from connecting with your loved ones!

 

Discover Something New to Read

Not sure what to read next?  Try some of these tools.  Search by author, title, or just browse around.

Novelist:  https://library.digitalmaine.org/  will give you read-a-likes and ideas. When you get to Digital Maine Library from this link just scroll down to Novelist 

 

Fantastic Fiction - (Find what the next book is in a series, follow favorite authors!)  *** staff favourite***


Goodreads - Meet Your Next Favorite book  

Literature Map  - Have an author you like, Literature Map gives you a literature cloud based on the similarity of the author you like.  

 

What Should I Read Next - Click to find a new adventure

 

BookBrowse - Great discoverability tools!

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