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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 27th 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 27th 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.

Potting soil and plant pots for division and preparation are also greatly needed; please consider making a donation of these items!



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

Spotlight on ...

New Audios: The library has added a significant number of adult audio titles in the last few months. If you're looking for ways to make that commute feel shorter or to sneak some reading in while you do your daily chores, audio books can be a great option! Titles include:

Beyond the Silence- Tracie Peterson

The Quieting: The Bishop's Family- Suzanne Woods Fisher

Shotgun- Elmer Kelton

The Time Keeper- Mitch Albom

...and many more!

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 April book club discussion title will be Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi. The next session will be held on Thursday April 13th at 7:00pm at the library. New members are always welcome!

Paperback relocation: Some of our smaller paperback series and stand alone novels are in the process of migrating to the paperback spinner racks located in the adult fiction section to make room for new titles on the regular shelving units.  Looking for a title by a favorite author?  Don't forget to check there too!

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 03/26/2017