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2024 Summer Reading Program

“Cultivate a Growing Mind” at the Skowhegan Free Public Library

What is the summer reading challenge?
This summer, our goal is to inspire you to try some new activities, and maybe expand your reading horizons in the process.  We'll be doing our yearly Bingo board filled with activities and reading suggestions (don't worry no specific book requirements) and we'll also have some great programming centered around you!
 
 
Can I participate in the Summer Reading Program?

Anyone with a library card can participate in the Bingo! To do so, you just pick up a Bingo card at the library, then bring it in when you get a Bingo for some fabulous local prizes (limit 3 per person). For most of our programs though, having a library card is not necessary!  Just stop by to see what we're up to! Residents of Skowhegan get free library cards, non-residents pay a $25.00 annual fee.
 
 
How do I register?

You can register at the library anytime starting June 12th. All you need to do is fill out a small form with your information, pick up a Bingo card and you're ready to go!
 
 
The events page below will feature programs geared towards adults. All of our summer reading program events will also be posted on Facebook, our events page, and the main landing page for the Summer Reading Program. Don't forget to get your Bingo card so you can win some prizes this summer! Happy Reading!

You can download a digital copy of your Bingo card by clicking here as well: Summer Reading Program Bingo card

Summer Reading Program Events

  • DIY Jewelry (bracelets, anklets & earrings)
    DIY Jewelry (bracelets, anklets & earrings)
    Mon, Jun 17
    Skowhegan
    Jun 17, 2024, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Skowhegan, 9 Elm St, Skowhegan, ME 04976, USA
    Join us as Sallyann teaches us how to make a bracelet, anklet or earrings in a little DIY workshop!
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  • Tie-dying Tutorial and Summer Reading Sign -Up
    Tie-dying Tutorial and Summer Reading Sign -Up
    Sat, Jun 29
    Skowhegan
    Jun 29, 2024, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
    Skowhegan, 42 Court St, Skowhegan, ME 04976, USA
    Join us to Sign-Up for our 2024 Summer Reading Challenge. Our theme this year is From Farm to Library: Cultivate a Growing Mind. And what better place to start this journey together than at the Skowhegan Farmers' Market?!?
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  • Searchin' America Bigfoot Experience Tour '24 w/ Mike Familiant
    Searchin' America Bigfoot Experience Tour '24 w/ Mike Familiant
    Thu, Jul 11
    Skowhegan
    Jul 11, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Skowhegan, 9 Elm St, Skowhegan, ME 04976, USA
    Join us as Producer, Lead Investigator and New Jersey Native Mike Familant shares his experiences researching and tracking down the truth behind North America’s most iconic cryptid, Bigfoot!
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  • Body Positive Hiking w/ Paige Emmerson
    Body Positive Hiking w/ Paige Emmerson
    Wed, Jul 17
    Skowhegan
    Jul 17, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Skowhegan, 9 Elm St, Skowhegan, ME 04976, USA
    Do you enjoy hiking? Are you a newbie? Or, do you want to go on your first hike but don't know where to start? If you answered 'yes' to any of those questions this is the program for you!
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  • Seed Bombs!
    Seed Bombs!
    Thu, Jul 18
    Skowhegan
    Jul 18, 2024, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Skowhegan, 9 Elm St, Skowhegan, ME 04976, USA
    Let's get our hands dirty and make some seed bombs with the weeded (get it) books from the library! Recycling and planting, what's better?!
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  • G.B. Reese Author Talk
    G.B. Reese Author Talk
    Thu, Jul 25
    Skowhegan
    Jul 25, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Skowhegan, 9 Elm St, Skowhegan, ME 04976, USA
    Join us for an author talk with G.B. Reese who wrote the 2023 thriller Voices in Blood and the new release Voices 2 Blood!
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  • What's the Buzz About Bees?
    What's the Buzz About Bees?
    Wed, Jul 31
    Skowhegan
    Jul 31, 2024, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    Skowhegan, 9 Elm St, Skowhegan, ME 04976, USA
    This is your chance to learn answers to all your questions about Maine bees!
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  • Maine Barn Quilts
    Maine Barn Quilts
    Thu, Aug 08
    Skowhegan
    Aug 08, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Skowhegan, 9 Elm St, Skowhegan, ME 04976, USA
    Have you noticed any of the beautiful barn quilts popping up all over Maine? These colorful pieces are part of the Maine Barn Quilt Trail spanning Somerset and Franklin County.
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  • Sourdough Starters
    Sourdough Starters
    Thu, Aug 15
    Skowhegan
    Aug 15, 2024, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    Skowhegan, 9 Elm St, Skowhegan, ME 04976, USA
    Join us as we create sourdough starters!
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