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Bridge Academy Public Library

44 Middle Road
Dresden, Maine 04342

A short history of Bridge Academy
What's new at BAPL
Past and present events at BAPL
Summer Reading Program
Bridge Academy Library Catalog
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Town of Dresden
Dresden Elementary SchoolHall-Dale Schools


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Endangered Species: Protecting our Native Wildlife

Chewonki Traveling Natural History Programs


Many of Maine's animals are struggling to survive.  Join us as we learn why animal populations decline, exactly what it means to be endangered and how people are working to protect these species.  Two live non-releasable animals will be there to help tell the story!


Tuesday July 8th
6:00-7:00 pm
Bridge Academy Public Library
44 Middle Road in Dresden

Handicapped accessible

FMI call 737-8810

This program is open to the public as well as our Summer Readers!


Summer Reading Program 2014-

This year's theme is Fizz! Boom! Read!, a science theme, and we have some fantastic events planned.  If your child is aged 3-11, be sure to check out next month's issue of the Dresden Communicator for more information about signing them up for a program that rewards them for reading by themselves or with a family reader!

Christmas in July....let's shop for the library again! Our Christmas 2013 wish list helped put some great books on our shelves, but we could still use your help!


The library has a special wish list of books housed at amazon.com that we'd like to add to our collection.  Pick up a book or two for the library and help us keep offering great books to our local community!  We'll keep the list posted through the end of the summer only so be sure to shop soon!

How you can shop:

1.  If you have an amazon.com account, log on and click on the drop down arrow next to the Wish List option on the far right in the top menu.  Select Find a Wish List or Registry. Type in balibrarian@bridge-academy.lib.me.us and click the Search button.*  The item(s) you purchase will automatically be removed from the BAPL Christmas Wish List after you submit your order.

2. If you don't have an Amazon account or prefer not to shop online, stop in during library hours to see a list of books we still need and make a donation to cover the cost! 


*Unless you wish to remain anonymous please let us know if you make an online purchase by marking the item as a gift online, calling us at 737-8810 or emailing the library at balibrarian@bridge-academy.lib.me.us  and leaving your name and address so we can thank you for your contribution! 



Library hours

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

Spotlight on ...

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 July discussion book(s) will be Trespasser and other titles by Maine author Paul Doiron.  The next meeting will be Thursday July 10th at 7:00pm at the library. Come 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!

SPOTLIGHT ON ....Alzheimer’s and other dementias.
Knowledge is power.  Come check out our special display which features helpful information for the patient and the caregivers affected by these degenerative illnesses.

Help Wanted: Our annual book sale road signs are showing their age.  The library would like to find a community volunteer or volunteers willing to build some sturdier, weatherproof signs that could stand the test of time for next year's sale. If you are interested in helping us out or if you have questions please stop by during open hours or call the library at 737-8810. Halldale students looking to complete their community service graduation requirements may want to consider this opportunity!

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 05/20/2014