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  Check bulletin boards for outdated posters/notices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 on tables in lobby area & pull outdated  bulletin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 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



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

Friday,  January 2nd 7:00  “Maleficent” PG  –  dress up as your favorite princess character.

Friday, February 6th 7:00 “Dolphin Tale 2” PG – bring your favorite stuffed animal.

Friday, March 6th 7:00 “The Boxtrolls” PG – dress in your pjs and be comfy!

Friday, April 3rd 7:00 “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” PG

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

Come to pick out your  library books to take home for reading;   and then sit down and play a quiet  game.  We now have Scrabble,  Sorry!,  Monopoly and Yahtzee.  We also have Wii!!!!

Please come and check out the books, movies and puzzles that we have downstairs for sale.  We add books to our sale almost every week.  Remember a bag of books is only $3.00.  This is a Bargain!!!

Tuesday evenings 6:30 to 8:00 anyone who would like to join us in knitting as group is welcome.  Everyone does their own projects.

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