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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AMNESTY FOOD DRIVE for Poland Community Food Bank…  During the month of December Ricker Library will excuse overdue late fines on  currently borrowed (but late) materials in exchange for non perishable food items.  Bring in your overdue books, videos, dvds to the Circulation Desk along with your contribution of packaged, non-perishable food and will wipe the slate clean.  The entire community will benefit from your generosity.  Thank you   Everyone is encouraged to contribute even if you don’t have overdue books.

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   QUILLING ****  December 12  6:30 to 7:30 pm   learn paper quilling by practicing and making a holiday picture that you can frame.  Pattern, supplies and tools provided.  Class space is limited .

Please come in to sign up or call 998-4390

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MAD SCIENCE OF MAINE “HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR SHOW”  December 30 2:00 to 3:00  The lab is filled with snow much excitement for the upcoming holiday season!  You won’t believe your eyes as you try to determine if what you’re seeing is magic of science.  Don’t worry we’ll explain it all as we use our indoor fireworks to create a festival of lights and share our top secret “special ice,” shipped straight from the NORTH POLE.  It all comes together with our magical no-melt snow.  You’ll have to see it to believe it!  Space is limited please sign up or call 998-4390.

 

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RICKER MEMORIAL LIBRARY’S PRESCHOOL STORYTIME.    Tuesdays    10:00 – 11:00

IMAGINE, DISCOVER AND EXPLORE WITH MISS TAMMY!            Ages 2 to 5 years old

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TWEENS AND TEENS GROUP : Tuesdays   3;30 4:30

Grades 5th to 8th

Our goal is to have tweens and teens view the library as more than just books. We would like to provide a fun place for tweens to learn teamwork and skills as the become  confident as becoming teens. 

Nov 1    SKILL:  Yarn/pipe cleaner coaster

Nov 8   VOTING NO TWEEN CLASS

Nov 15  CRAFT:  Paper Turkey

Nov 22  RECIPE: THANKSGIVING SNACK

Nov 29   GAME WEEK

 

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INITIAL APPLICATION FOR PROPERTY TAX STABILIZATION FOR SENIOR CITIZENS.  If you are at least 65 years old and have owned a homestead in Maine for at least ten years, you may qualify to have your property tax stabilized at the amount of your bill the year you applied for the program.  Please check with the library for this form.                       

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MAINE STATE PARKS PASS:

Thanks to the generosity of two of our patrons, we once again have Maine State Park Pass for patrons to check out.

MAINE STATE PARK POLICY 2022 }  a patron who checks out the State Pass can have it for 2 days.

If pass is checked out before 3 pm, that day counts as the first day.  For example: a patron checks out the pass at 11 am on Wednesday  – Wednesday is the first day. The pass needs to either be put in the book drop 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 for a day if it is available, even if they have already reserved that month.  If the pass is reserved for a particular day and another patron wants to take out out a day or two before that, he can; but he must return it before we close on the night before the day for which is is reserved.

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MAINE INFONET LIBRARY  SYSTEM       

Search Our Catalog Using MILS , you can go to SERVICES:  from the above listings: click on Renew, Reserve, Request

To search our catalog using MILS  clip here>    Maine Infonet

MY Library Account in upper right hand corner

Key in your name: ex. Jane Smith

and your library card barcode

Click on Submit : which will bring up your account ..this will enable you to check what books you have out and books you would like to try to renew

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*CLOUD ::   Account Pins:  The last four numbers of your phone number that you have on file with the library.  With the move to Polaris you will need this “pin #” to access the Cloud Library and your library barcode… ****************************************************************************************************************************************************************************

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

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

  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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CRIBBAGE CARD PLAYING FRIDAY * 1:30 to 3:00.   Come join us , all levels are welcome.  Cribbage boards and cards are furnished.   (This is the second Friday of each month)

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THE FRIENDS OF RICKER MEMORIAL LIBRARY NEED A HELPING HAND!

Would you like to make a difference in your community?

JOIN THE FRIENDS!

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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                MONDAY MYSTERY BOOK:    DEC 5  @ 2:00 – 300                “A CHRISTMAS LEGACY”  By Anne Perry                                                                     

                  LET’S TALK BOOK GROUP:   No December Let’s Talk Book Group

 

                                                                                                               

              

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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