Ricker Memorial Library is proud to offer an opportunity for you to purchase raffle tickets for this beautiful Sampler Quilt that was handmade across the winter months by our Monday Morning Quilters;  Elizabeth, Karen, Jody, and Pennie.  This quilt, in lovely shades of rose, burgundy, green, yellow, tan and blue will enhance your decor and become a family heirloom.  It measures 64″ x 50″ and has a warm & natural batting to keep you toasty warm.  Support this fund raising event that benefits the library and you might also be the proud new owner of this gorgeous quilt.

$1.oo  per ticket

$5.00 for 6 tickets

Drawing takes place December 22, 2014

Learn how to make a bracelet with Debbie Smith.  Thursday Feb 5th at 1:30.

Please call to make reservations… space is limited   998-4390

Join us to make 3 scrapbook pages for your Christmas photos.  We will decorate the pages:  bring in 15-20 of your Christmas photos and begin to fill your pages!  Begin a scrapbook album now or continue work on one you’ve already started.  We can continue to add pages through out the year.  Thursday, January 8th,  1-3 pm  Please call and make reservations…space is limited.



During the month of December Ricker Library will excuse overdue fines on currently borrowed (but late) materials in exchange for nonperishable food items.  Bring your overdue  books, tapes,  videos, DVDs,  whatever to the Circulation Desk along with your contribution of packaged, non-perishable food, and we will wipe the slate clean.  The entire community will benefit from your generosity.  Thank you.

p.s.  Everyone is encouraged to contribute, even if you don’t have overdue library books.

Happy Holidays!!


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  Check bulletin boards for outdated posters/notices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 on tables in lobby area & pull outdated  bulletin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 Driving-Test.org 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:

driving-tests.org/maine/maine-permit.practice test



Jane Fawcett and her dog is available on Saturdays ..  10:30 – 11:30  **** Please come in to sign up or call the library 998-4390.  Sign up is required so that we may call Jane to bring in Lizzy.

Tuesdays 10:00 to 11:00 with ” Miss Carolyn” starts Sept. 2nd.

Friday, September 5th  “DisneynatureBears”

Friday, October 17th “Toy Story of Terror” and “Scooby Doo Which Witch is Which”  come dressed in a costume.

Friday, November 7th  “Muppets Most Wanted”

Friday December 5th  “Santa Clause 2″

All movies, popcorn and drinks are free.  Candy is a small fee.

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