The Princess, The Pauper and other stories…. Young Prince Amir, grew up on the tales told to him by his family.  Follow along as these stories come to life and help him as he must make many important decisions.  This play explores the lessons learned in fairy tales such as The Princess and the Pauper, The Girl who lived with Gazelles and The Stone by the Door.  Each story guides its characters towards deciding what makes a good person and a great friend.  This play is put on by the UNH Touring Childrens Theatre.     Please note that this play is done by real people.

Please call the library for reservations,

A Bag of Books for $3.00  …..  even movies and puzzles

Great for summer reading,  adding books to your own collection and crafts and hobbies

Ricker Memorial Library is proud to offer an opportunity for you to purchase raffle tickets for this wonderful quilt that was handmade across the winter by our Monday Morning Quilters.  This quilt, in beautiful shades or red and black will grace your home and become a family heirloom.  It measures 66″ x 34″ and has a warm & natural batting to keep you warm.  Support this fund raising event and you could also be the proud owner of this marvelous quilt.  Monday Morning Quilters:  Elizabeth, Jody, Karen and Pennie.                                 $1.00  per ticket or $5.00 for 6 tickets.      Drawing:  November 2, 2015

p. s.  it also has a zippered secret pocket !!!…



At the Ricker Memorial Library Tuesday July 7   …..   10:00 – 11:00 A.M.

Register for Summer Reading

Get a voucher for free tickets to Sea Dogs game

Free cone for kids from Gifford’s Ice Cream

To register for Tuesday mornings call or stop by the library after June 21.

Readers of all ages can be a super hero.  Here’s how you can join in the fun:


Preschoolers July 7,14,21,28 and Aug. 4   10:00 A.M.

Read Stories, Paint, Music, make glove puppets, mask and scavenger hunt.

Ice Cream Party with prizes

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Grades 1 – 6  July 7,14,21,28 and Aug 4   10:00 A.M.

Read stories, games,make super hero costumes &  decoupage comic strip frames

Ice Cream Party with prizes


Grades  7 – 9

July 7,14,21,28 and Aug 4   10:00 A.M.

Read, Tie Dye Bandanna’s, make Super Hero costumes, hero skit/movie & games

Ice Cream Party with prizes


<<<<<     SPECIALS   >>>>>

SPARKS ARK  8 Different Animals      The Princess, The Pauper and other Stories

Monday  July 13  2:30  P.M.                    Thursday July 30  2:00


Juggling Variety Show

Thursday  August 20   2:00 P.M.



1.  WELCOME & CALL TO ORDER:                                              Debbie Lamb

2.  BOARD OF SELECTMEN LIAISON                                         James Walker

3.  SECRETARY’S REPORT                                                          Bradford Spur

4.  TREASURER’S REPORT                                                         Valerie Jones

5.  LIBRARY DIRECTOR                                                               Joanne Messer



  • 1 .  Window Quilts
  • 2.  Front Steps
  • 3 .  Friend’s Yard Sale
  • 4.  Moose


  • 1.  Petty Cash Report
  • 2.  Statistics Report
  • 3.  Summer Reading Program Update
  • 4.  Review and Accept the Ricker Library’s Internet Acceptable  Use Policy For CIPA

9.  ANY OTHER BUSINESS:  Friends meeting is on June 1, 2015 @ 6:30 PM.

Next Scheduled Meeting:  Monday June 22, 2015 @ 6:30 PM.





Did you know that the Alvan Bolster Ricker Memorial Library has many magazines subscriptions ???  Think about coming in and checking these out:  for example… Alaska, Activity Maine, Batman Comics,Birds in Bloom, Bon Appetit, Booklist, Chrip, Clean Eating, Cobblestone, Consumer Reports, Create and Decorate,Diabestes Forecast,  Discovery Girls, Down East, J-14, Kids Discover, Maine Boats, Martha Stewart Living. National Geographic for Kids, National Geographic, Scooby Doo, Taste of Home, Taproot… this is just a few of them.  These magazines can go out just like a library book (the latest magazine cannot go out)..but, we now have a beautiful new sofa to sit and enjoy these magazines.

The Library also has:::  Advertiser Democrat        Lewiston Sun Journal       Maine Sunday Telegram

Twin City Times (free)  Auburn Flagship Cinemas Movie Listing is in

this newspaper.

We now have lovely entrances to the Library.  It is so refreshing to come into the Library!!!  We will not tell you what color…must come in and check it out…


1.  Cover books

2.  Shelve books

3.   Check new book shelves for “old” books to put on change status shelf

4.  Straighten books, magazines, DVD’s etc.

5.  Check bulletin boards for outdated posters/notices

6.  Merchandising books on shelf which look like they haven’t gone out much

7.  Wash Books

8.  Attach bar code, book plates on incoming new books

9.  Decorate library on holidays

10.  Pull children’s holiday books

11.  Straighten flyers etc. on tables in lobby area & pull outdated  bulletin

12.  Dust upstairs and downstairs

13.  Wash windows downstairs

14.  Wipe off tables in Community Room

15.   Clean Kitchen

16.  Craft prep help for story time

17.  Need someone to work in flower gardens

18.  Need someone to wash the library curtains




The Library has many that need to find a new home… A bag full is only  $3.00… If you are one of lucky ones that still have a VHS player: come check out the downstairs for movies.   Should be something for all ages.


Ricker Memorial Library in partnership with is proud to offer Free Maine Driver Permit practice tests.  These tests, for both automobile and motorcycle, along with the Driver Handbook for each, are available by clicking on the link below:

Good Luck and Happy Driving!

Click on this link: test



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