Mindfullness and Sound Therapy with Sarah Daigle October 16th @ 5:30
Join Sarah for an hour of mind-body awareness and self-healing practice, utilizing guided breathing and meditation techniques, accompanied with the nurturing sounds of Crystal and Tibetan Singing Bowls, Vocal Soul Songs and more.
Bring a yoga mat and blanket or something warm to keep you relaxed.
Arrival time is 5:15 - 5:25. Doors close at 5:25
Did you know that if you are a resident of Sanford OR Springvale, you are welcome to get a Library card here? This includes people who pay taxes here or staff at any of the schools.
Please come on down, get a new card, and be welcomed by our wonderful staff!
We look forward to meeting you!
Margo Burns - Capital Crime of Witchcraft Wednesday October 25th @ 5:30
On first impression, the witchcraft trials of the Colonial era may seem to have been nothing but a free-for-all, fraught with hysterics. Margo Burns explores an array of prosecutions in seventeenth century New England, using facsimiles of primary source manuscripts, from first formal complaints to arrest warrants, indictments of formal charges to death warrants, and the reversals of attainder years after the fact; demonstrating how methodically and logically the Salem Court worked. This program focuses on the Salem witchcraft trials of 1692 and 1693, when nineteen people were hanged and one crushed to death, but also examines a variety of other cases against women in New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Connecticut.
Sheila has so many things planned for you. Storytimes, crafts, and coding, oh MY! Click here to go to our Youth Services page for all the fun happenings.
Click here for the list of programs and times.!
We now have passes to Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens and the Children's Museum + Theatre of Maine. Thank you to Town Square Realty for sponsoring them!
Call or visit the Library to book your pass.
Sam's Book Club Next Meeting is on October 4 @ 5:30 pm.
Charlie Reade is a seventeen-year-old boy who inherits the keys to a parallel world where good and evil are at war, and the stakes could not be higher--for that world or ours.
This book group meets on the first Wednesday of each month at 5:30 pm (except July). Sam will pick a shortlist of books to choose from for the next discussion to be voted on.
Cook the Book is on Wednesday, September 12 @ 5:30 (PROGRAM FULL)
Join Dawn and our amazing group of participants for the Cook the Book program. Come in and choose a recipe from this month's cookbook and make it to bring to the gathering. You bring your own flatware, plate, glass, etc.
It's super fun. Come sign up for your recipe today!
Our Spice Library is Famous!
Have you heard about our spice library? We have 33 spices that you can "check out"! If you'd like to try a spice before you buy, come on in and get a tablespoon or what you need. We'll put the spice in a plastic cup with a lid and you can take it home to try something new. We also have a few recipes here that you can try or check out one of our 641.5 cookbooks. Click here to see list of spices in our Spice Library
Homebound? We Deliver!
Did you know that if you are homebound we deliver we are happy to deliver books, movies, or audiobooks to you? We can pick out some books or you can let us know what you'd like to read. Delivery is usually the same day and we can pick up your returns when we stop by.
If you have any questions at all, please call the Library at 207-324-4624.
We're Officially Fine-Free!
After dropping late fees for two years during the pandemic, we have decided to do away with them altogether. Libraries are supposed to be places of equity, including economic equity. Owing a fine should never be a barrier to using the library, nor should a fine be punitive.
We look forward to the return of long-overdue items, and most importantly, you!
NEW! Comics Plus powered by Library Pass
Thanks to the Maine State Library, we now have access to unlimited comics, graphic novels, and manga for children to adults. Click here or download the app, select Springvale Public Library and use the barcode on the back of your library card. Should it want it pin, simply use the last 4 digits of the barcode.
Digitized Sanford Distaff Yearbooks
The Springvale Public Library, in collaboration with the Digital Maine Repository, has digitized and made the Sanford Distaff yearbooks available online going back as far as 1918. To view individual yearbooks, click on this link to go the Digital Maine Repository.
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!