Join us and learn how to make a fall leaf light from a mason jar! Tuesday, November 10th 3:00 – 4:30pm Call to make reservations.. We hope to see you here.

Seniors Plus your Local Area Agency on Aging is providing a SHIP (State Health Insurance Program) counselor every Thursday. 1 hour appointments at 9, 10, 11 am and 1 & 2 pm. Appointment can be made by calling the Lewiston Seniors Plus office at 795-4010 and requesting SHIP counseling at the Poland Library. Counselor can provide guidance with Medicare Parts A, B, C, D and supplement insurance as well as state and federal assistance programs such as QMB/SLMB/Q-I and LIS. These programs can save seniors hundred of dollars monthly!!

The Library will be having projects for TEENS.   Please mark your calendars:  September 8th at 3:00 will be a do it yourself Personalized Mug.  All materials will be provided.  You will need to sign up and or please call the library at 998-4.390.

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

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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