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Bridge Academy Public Library

44 Middle Road
Dresden, Maine 04342

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The library is on the move!

  If you come in for a visit you'll notice we've been busy doing some shuffling to make more room for our collections!  The adult fiction is still in place, but has expanded thanks to two new bookshelves courtesy of local Mason Jeffrey Pierce.  We have also shifted the large print fiction to start on shelves recently cleared of old VHS videos and moved the end of the adult audio books to a bookcase in the Reading Room. A special thanks to all the volunteers who made it happen. If you need help finding anything, just ask at the front desk.


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 February discussion book will once again be Outlander by Diana Gabaldon. The next meeting will be Thursday February 12th at 7:00pm at the library. New members are always welcome!

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 ...Cabin Fever.  Winter starting to drag you down?  Come check out our Cabin Fever display!  Learn a new card game!  Try knitting that scarf you've always wanted to make!  Discover how to tie knots or make a beautiful pair of earrings!  Beat the winter blahs with a good book!

Help Wanted: The library is no longer looking for a shoveler/sander, but we could use help with the following:

Open Flag repair- Our nylon Open flag is torn and either needs to be fixed or replaced.  If you think you can fix it or you'd like to donate a replacement or the money to purchase one please stop in during open hours or call the library.

Events sign repair- We recently received a sandwich style  board that we would like to use to post new events, but it needs some minor repairs.  If you are willing to take a look at the project and donate your time to fix it we'd be very grateful!

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 02/06/2015