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Fred Boyle Book Talk & Signing Wednesday, June 14th at 2:00 in Front Orlo Room

Join Fred to talk about his book, Early Families of Hollis and Dayton Maine. Note this different time for our regular programs - 2:00 on Wednesday, June 14th! There will be time for questions, and signing. Books will be available for purchase.

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Backyard Birds, June 21, 5:30 - 6:30 Maine Audubon Society

Discover Maine's birds that you may see in your backyard at your feeders. Learn to identify them a bit about them.

Please join us for this phenomenal program.

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Summer Reading Program is Coming!

Children's storytime, Baby Rhyme Time, and Lego Club are on a break while Miss Sheila is busy planning the summer reading program. Stay tuned for all the wonderful programs.

All children's programs will resume on June 12th!

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Our 3rd Annual Online Auction

Our auction was a huge success thanks in no small part to our volunteers, donors, sponsors, and you, our bidders. Thank you so much!!!

Thank you to our sponsors:

Gold Level: YRL Group and H.A. Mapes

Silver Level: Garnsey Brothers, Great East Dental, Pepin Precast, & Eastern Propane & Oil

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.

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Sam's Book Club Next Meeting is on June 7th  @ 5:30 pm.

On January 15, 1919, a group of firefighters was playing cards in Boston’s North End when they heard a tremendous crash. It was like roaring surf, one of them said later. Another firefighter jumped up from his chair to look out a window—“Oh my God!” he shouted to the other men, “Run!” A 50-foot-tall steel tank filled with 2.3 million gallons of molasses had just collapsed on Boston’s waterfront, disgorging its contents as a 15-foot-high wave of molasses that at its outset traveled at 35 miles an hour. 

This book group meets on the first Wednesday of each month at 5:30 pm.  Sam will pick a shortlist of books to choose from for the next discussion to be voted on. 

Haven't finished the book?  Don't worry - come anyway!


Weekly Take It and Create It Crafts are Back!

Our weekly kids' craft grab bags are back. Stop by the Library for this week's craft

Crafts kits change every week so check back to see what Ms. Nancy has in store.

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Cook the Book for One Pot Magic by Good Housekeeping AND Sweet Stuff by Karn Barker

April 11th @ 5:30 

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 March gathering. You bring your own flatware, plate, glass, etc.

It's super fun. Come sign up for your recipe today!


Harland Eastman Honored

To acknowledge the long and devoted commitment to the growth and development of our marvelous genealogy and Maine history collection, the front room on the 2nd floor has been dedicated as the Harland H. Eastman Room.

When Harland began to expand and grow our collection, there was one row on one bookshelf. We now have the largest collection of vital records in Southern Maine, and arguably the most robust collection of Maine History and Genealogy, too.  The evening of his reception, Harland donated the last book to complete the Maine Country Maps. It is extremely rare to have a complete set and we are grateful for this, and so many more donations that Harland has contributed to us over the last 70 years. He is truly a marvel and we are grateful for him!

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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

Here is a  link to Paramjeet Bawa's Indian food recipes from her program here. There are also recommendations that a patron from the program mentioned.

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Children's Activities

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.!

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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.

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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.

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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.  

Computer Learning

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:  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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