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Bridge Academy Public Library

44 Middle Road
Dresden, Maine 04342

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Author Event



Come meet local Maine author Deb Gould and let her take you on a journey back in time to some familiar territory with her own twist on the story.  You may even recognize some surnames that live on today right here in Dresden and the surrounding communities!

In her latest work of historical fiction, The Eastern: Book One The Early Years, Deb visits the early 1800s, when five families settle on the Eastern River in Pittston, Maine and build a vibrant agricultural community.

Don't miss this opportunity to learn how Deb's discovery of Charles Call's diary sparked a story that will resonate both with modern descendants and anyone who enjoys a good story based on local history and strong community ties!



Tuesday October 20th at 6:00 pm

Bridge Academy Public Library

44 Middle Road in Dresden

Light refreshments will be served

FMI call 737-9979



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 October discussion book will be A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ismael Beah.  The next meeting will be Thursday October 8th at 7:00pm at the library. New members are always welcome!

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 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