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Bridge Academy Public Library

44 Middle Road
Dresden, Maine 04342

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Help Wanted!




 The library will be holding it's annual Book, Plant and Bake Sale on Saturday May 28th from 9:00am-1:00pm.

This is our primary fund raising event and we need your help to make it happen! The planning meeting will be Thursday April 28th at 6:00p.m."Veterans" and new recruits are welcomed and encouraged to join us to plan another successful event. If you are unable to attend the meeting but would like to contribute, please consider donating plants, books or baked goods or handcrafted or locally made items for the raffle. We will also be looking for helpers the day of the sale to man the book, plant, raffle and baked stations. For more information please call the library at 737-8810.





Library hours

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

Spotlight on ...

Adult Book Group - The March discussion has been delayed until April, so the book will be still be The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown. The next meeting will be Thursday April 14th at 7:00pm at the library. New members are always welcome!

Summer Meals for Kids: Hungry children cannot learn. Lack of proper nutrition during the summer months exacerbates the phenomenon known as summer learning loss. The Summer Food Service Program, also known as Summer Meals, is designed to fill the gap between school years and give children the fuel they need to play, grow and return to school ready to learn. Administered by the Maine Department of Education and funded by the USDA, this program provides free summer meals for kids and teens 18 and under. Stop by the library to pick up a bookmark with program details or visit http://www.fns.usda.gov/summerfoodrocks for information about a meal site in your area.

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.

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

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 04/12/2016