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Bridge Academy Public Library

44 Middle Road
Dresden, Maine 04342

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Come to our annual Book, Plant and Bake Sale!

Saturday May 23rd
 Rain or Shine


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

  • 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!

Dresden Rocket Club update- Due to scheduling issues the Rocket Club will be looking at a late summer session rather than spring this year.  Keep your eyes on the Communicator for more information and times and dates to come.

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 Every Hero Has a Story! 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 are also available here at the library.


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 21st or by 9:00a.m. the morning of the sale.  Please call Sue at the above listed number if you need to make special delivery arrangements.

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

Adult Book Group : The May discussion book will be Eleanor Roosevelt: A Life of Discovery by Russell Freedman. The next meeting will be Thursday May 14th at 7:00pm at the library. New members are always welcome

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!

Help Wanted: The library is no longer looking for a shoveler/sander, but we could use help with the following:

Open Flag repair- Our nylon Open flag is torn and either needs to be fixed or replaced.  If you think you can fix it or you'd like to donate a replacement or the money to purchase one please stop in during open hours or call the library.

Events sign repair- We recently received a sandwich style  board that we would like to use to post new events, but it needs some minor repairs.  If you are willing to take a look at the project and donate your time to fix it we'd be very grateful!

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 7:00 pm, Saturdays 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
To contact the library, call 737-8810 during library hours, or email

Updated 04/14/2015