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Bridge Academy Public Library

44 Middle Road
Dresden, Maine 04342

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Support the library and have some fun by joining us for our primary fund raising event! 

Saturday May 27th
9 am - 1 pm
  • Buy delicious home-baked goodies (pies, cookies, brownies, bread and more!)
  • Pick up some fiction and nonfiction books for all ages and reading tastes at super  prices!
  • Get growing when you pick up your flower, herb and vegetable seedlings at our fabulous sale!
  • Take a chance on some terrific raffle items donated by local businesses and craftspeople!
  • New in town?  Come to the sale and meet your neighbors!  Interested in helping out and getting involved in your community? Call the library at 737-8810!



Bridge Academy Public Library

44 Middle Road in Dresden

Handicapped access available

FMI call 737-8810



Library hours

Tuesdays and Thursdays - 2:00 to 7:00 pm
Saturdays - 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

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Donations: The library is accepting donations of plants, books in good condition and baked goods.  Please contact Sue Schroeder at 737-8810 if you can help out with baking or donate plants.  Books can be dropped off during library hours any time prior to the sale.  Baked goods and plants should be delivered during normal hours Thursday May 25th or no later than 9:00a.m. the morning of the sale.  Please call Sue at the above listed number if you need to make special delivery arrangements.

Library Plant Sale reminder: Winter snow gives way to spring flowers, and planting season is upon us!  Our annual plant sale is a critical fundraiser for the library, so please consider adding some seedlings for the library sale to your spring planting. We are looking for vegetables, herbs and flowers, and the sale will be held on May 27th.  FMI call 737-8810.

Adult Book Group: The May book club discussion title will be A Dog's Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron. The next session will be held on Tuesday May 9th at 7:00pm at the library. New members are always welcome to join!

Summer Reading- Our Summer Reading Program for children aged 3-11 will be starting up in June with the exact date and more details to appear in the June Communicator. This year's theme is Build a Better World! The program is a great way to motivate your kids to read and they'll have lots of fun attending our special programs and getting prizes for their efforts!  Informational flyers will be distributed at the Dresden Elementary School before summer break and they will also be available at the library.

* Special Note- Donations are welcomed and encouraged.  We can always use snacks for events, money to purchase special prizes or a helping hand at a crafting session.  Call 737-8810 FMI.

Free Audiobooks for Teens!  The SYNC Audiobooks for Teens program is sponsored by AudioFile Magazine and powered by Overdrive Media. Two complete, thematically paired audio downloads will be given away each week from April 27th-August 10th and authors this year include Ruta Sepetys, Terry Pratchett, Michael Grant and more!  FMI call the library at 737-8810 or visit www.slj.com and type "free audiobooks for teens" in the search box in the upper right corner of the page.

Choice Magazine Listening(CML) free service:  CML is a nonprofit organization founded by philanthropist LuEsther T. Mertz in 1962 and it produces a 12-hour audio magazine anthology four times a year free of charge to eligible adults in the US who have difficulty reading due to blindness, physical impairment or other print disabilities.  The CML team selects high-quality pieces from more than 120 magazines and literary journals.  For more information about this service stop by the library or call CML at 1-888-724-6423 9:00am-4:00pm EST.

Playaway Views - The library has recently acquired two Playaway Views, which are easy to use all-in-one video players with preloaded content that may be checked out by patrons.   Our Playaways contain the following children's material:

#1- PBS Kids Dinosaur Train(5 videos)-Valley of the Stygimolochs, I'm a T. Rex, One Smart Dinosaur, Surprise Party and Elmer visits the Desert

#2- Growing Up and Getting Along(6 animated storybooks)- Down to the Sea with Mr. Magee, Enemy Pie, Penelope and the Monsters, Pocketful of Kisses, Sink or Swim and Tyson the Terrible.

Interlibrary loan service : Just a reminder that interlibrary loan service is available again. Please check our online catalog before making a request as we might already have the item. The catalog is accessible at the library or at home at www.bapl.us. (Click on Library Catalog).  If you need help please ask at the front desk or call 737-8810 during normal library hours

Reminder -- Kindle ebooks: Don't forget...the library has a Kindle Fire ebook reader filled with a variety of titles for all ages that can be checked out and enjoyed!

Lost and Found:
Missing something? Please check the Lost and Found bin located under the librarian's desk. Useful items that remain in the bin for more than three months will be donated to the Swap Shop, so take a peek next time you visit!

Audio Books:
Just a reminder that the library is still looking for donations of audio books on CD.  If you have any in good condition that you wish to donate please bring them to the library during open hours of drop them in the book drop.  Audio books are very popular and the demand has grown dramatically in recent years!


To retain Bridge Academy's Inter-library loan privileges - ALL Inter-library loaned books MUST be returned on time so they can be returned to the Library that loaned them to us.  Loss of this privilege will deny access to these books for ALL of us.


Library Hours:  Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:00 to 6:30 pm, Saturdays 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
To contact the library, call 737-8810 during library hours, or email

Updated 05/08/2017