Welcome*LIBRARY IS OPEN*

ALVAN BOLSTER RICKER MEMORIAL LIBRARY:

Our Mission is to Encourage Community Members

of All Ages in Their Pursuit of Lifelong Learning by

Providing Educational, Cultural and Recreational

Materials In A Welcoming Environment.

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 “” PLEASE NOTE:   COMMUNITY ROOM IS NOT AVAILABLE FOR PARTIES (birthday, shower etc) IT IS  AVAILABLE FOR MEETINGS ONLY”

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COVID-19 UPDATE  3/16/2020

Town Officials have been following the COVID-19 Pandemic closely and how it relates to our community.  We are taking measures suggested by the CDC and will continue to monitor the COVID-19 Pandemic on a daily basis and change guidance as we feel necessary.

RICKER MEMORIAL LIBRARY IS OPEN  ****                                

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PLEASE NOTE:: WE CAN ONLY TAKE USED  FICTION BOOKS FOR BOOK SALE (GOOD CONDITION)  and ONLY 1 BAG OR SMALL BOX AT A TIME DONATIONS……        <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

 

HOME BOOK DELIVERY FOR DISABLED AND ELDERLY PATRONS

Our Trustees of the Library will be trying a home delivery service for Poland residents.  You must have an up to date library card.  Please call Library if interested @ 998-4390

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CURBSIDE SIDE PICK UP:  Please called Library for Details  998-4390

 

MAINE WILDLIFE PARK PASSES

Passes are now available at A.B. Ricker Memorial Library.   The Maine Wildlife  Park is located in Gray and has over 30 species of animals.  With this pass enjoy savings on the entrance fee .   This pass may be used at the Maine Wildlife Park during the 2021 season: April 15 – Nov 11, 9:30 am to 4:30 pm. Visitors can stay at the Park until 6:00 pm.  Park and admission gate closing time is set back by one hour from Oct 15th through Nov 11th.   Each member of the group (3 years old and up) using this pass will be charged $3.50 admission fee.  ( pass must not exceed 7 people). Please note Park does not accept credit or debit cards for payment-  cash and checks only please.   Please contact the library for more information.  998-4390

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Check out pass for two days.

This pass is made available to patrons of the library.
We are very grateful  for this great gift.

A patron who checks out the State Park Pass can have it for 2 days.  If the pass is checked out before 3 PM, that day counts as the first day.  For example :

A pass is checked out at 11 AM on Wednesday .  Wednesday is the first day.  Thursday is the second day.  The pass needs to either be put in the bookdrop Thursday night or it can be returned promptly at 9 AM Friday morning.  The overdue fee for the pass is $5.00 per day.  Each patron (or family) can only reserve the pass one time each month; however, patrons are welcome to take out the pass any time it is available even if if they have already reserved it once.

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TAILS AND TALES

RICKER LIBRARY SUMMER READING PROGRAM 2021

TUESDAYS 10:00  JULY 6TH TO AUGUST 3RD

Come join us at Ricker Memorial Library for our Annual Summer Program.  This year’s theme is Tails and Tales.  The program focuses on animal tales from around the world.  Each week the children will hear new stories, make fun crafts and listen to music.  Registration opens JUNE 7th

Preschool Theme weeks:

Week 1.. Creative turtle

Week 2.. A Dinosaur and walking feet

Week 3.. Stethoscope and visit to the doctor

Week 4.. A “No Place Like Home” Bird House 

SCHOOL AGE THEMES

Week 1.. Animal Story Walk

Week 2.. Butterfly Feeder

Week 3.. Shinny Fish Modpodge

Week 4.. Create a New Creature Mask

GRAND FINALE…….

Week 5.. Sparks Ark   Tuesday August 3rd   10:00 – 11:00

 

SUMMER SPECALS:

Mr. Drew and his Animals Too   Friday July 16th at 1:30

Swallowtail Butterfly Show          Friday July 30th at 1:30

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Just a reminder that Cloud Library has replaced Maine Inf

 

THE FRIENDS OF RICKER MEMORIAL LIBRARY NEED A HELPING HAND!

Would you like to make a difference in your community?

JOIN THE FRIENDS!

MAY IS MEMBERSHIP MONTH

Friend’s of Ricker Memorial Library is a small group of local volunteers who work hard to come up with ideas and exciting programs for the library. The Friend’s are in desperate need of volunteers to continue to support and provide programming for the community. If you have some time and would like to help out please send an email to http://www.rickerfriends.org.

 

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BOOK GROUPS:       MONDAY MYSTERY BOOK GROUP   July 12   @ 2:00 – 3:00      “How it Happened” by Michael Koryta

                                      LET’S TALK BOOK GROUP:    

                                                                                               June 21 @ 6:30 – 7:30      “The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek” by Kim Richardson

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                TWEEN CLUB” 2020    STARTING SEPTEMBER 8th   3:30 to 4:30

                May 4th   Mother’s Day Craft                       May 25th Water Marbling

                May 11th  Flower Garden                              June 1st Father’s Day Craft

                May 18th  Cleanup Day                         

 

                                                                                                                                   PLEASE CHECK OUT CALENDAR………………………..

*********************************************************************************************Alvan B. Ricker Library has many magazines available for check out or just come in and enjoy reading  them in the Library:

AARP * AGELESS MAINE * AMERICAN BEE JOURNAL * BACKPACKER * BATMAN COMIC * BIRDS & BLOOMS *  BON APPETIT  *   CONSUMER REPORTS *

DIABETES  *   DOGSTER *   DOWNEAST *    ENTERTAINMENT   *  FAMILY HANDYMAN  *  FIELD &  STREAM *   GOOD HOUSEKEEPING *   J-14  *

MAINE *  MAINE HOME & DESIGN *  MAINE SENIORS *  MAINE WOMEN *   MARY JANE’S FARM *  MOTHER EARTH NEWS *  NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC *

NORTHERN WOODLANDS *  PEOPLE  POETS & WRITERS *  PREVENTION *   SPORTS ILLUSTRATED*   SUPERMAN COMIC *  TAPROOT   TASTE OF HOME*

TEA TIME *  US WEEKLY *  WHOLE DOG JOURNAL  * WRITER’S DIGEST *  WebMD   *   YANKEE  *

NEWSPAPERS:        SUN JOURNAL  **  MAINE SUNDAY TELEGRAM  **   ADVERTISER      

 

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We have a great selection of these books which are really expensive to buy. These audios are checked when they are returned and many are coming back dirty with finger prints and lots of scratches. They can be washed but the scratches on them cannot be fixed. Please be careful when taking them out so that we all can enjoy listening to these stories with no skipping CDs. Please do not attempt to clean them yourselves because they are delicate. Thank you for your understanding.

 

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(207) 998-4390
1211 Maine Street, Poland, Maine 04274