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Bridge Academy Public Library

44 Middle Road
Dresden, Maine 04342

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August's Featured Event...Pig Out on Reading!



Come meet Daisy, "the World Famous Pig"!

Farmer Minor and Daisy have been invited to the U. S. Capitol and have been seen on the TODAY Show and Montel Williams, sharing their love of libraries and reading!  Come meet them and their friends Lily Pug and Dixie Cup, the adorable pug dogs who help share their story!  You may even get to see Daisy give the librarian a big smooch!


Tuesday August 18th at 6:30pm

Bridge Academy Public Library

44 Middle Road in Dresden

Handicapped access available

All are welcome to attend this free event for all ages!


The library will be closed August 1-8 for vacation.  Normal hours resume on Tuesday August 11th.


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 - This year the August event with Daisy will be in place of a final party and occurs early to accommodate the busy schedule of a reading pig!  Summer Reading book and time logs will not be due until August 27th, so keep on reading!  If you make your goal your final prize and certificate will be available for pickup by August 29th as long as you remember to turn in your sheets or call me with your final numbers at 737-8810  by the deadline if you can't make it in.



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 August discussion book will be I'm a Stranger Here Myself by Bill Bryson.  The next meeting will be Thursday August 13th at 7:00pm at the library. New members are always welcomed and encouraged to join the fun!

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

Updated 07/31/2015