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Bridge Academy Public Library

44 Middle Road
Dresden, Maine 04342

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Friends of Libraries groups are found nationwide and they are the "legs" that allow many libraries right here in Maine to offer exceptional programs and quality reading material. Bridge Academy Public Library would like to form a Friends group to help fund raise and offset our recent financial crisis.  If you are interested in chairing our group, becoming a member or getting some more information please stop in or call the library.

The librarian is happy to answer any questions you may have.

Please consider joining us so we can keep providing the service our town deserves!

Bridge Academy Public Library
44 Middle Road in Dresden

Please stop in or call 737-8810 for more information


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

Share your stories!  The library is always looking for people willing to come and share their travel stories or special craft or talent!  Please contact the library at 737-8810 if you'd like to do so!

Adult Book Group : The March discussion book will be In a Sunburned Country by Bill Bryson. The next meeting will be Thursday March 13th at 7:00pm at the library. New members are 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!

More Kindle ebooks available!:

Emma by Jane Austen
Amish Romance (45 Book Boxed set) by Becca Fisher
Youth Fantasy:
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children and Hollow City by Ransom Riggs

Adult Bestsellers (Print Books):

I am Malala: the girl who stood up for education and was shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai
Frozen in Time: An Epic Story of Survival and a Modern Quest for Lost Heroes of World War II by Mitchell Zuckoff.
Doctor Sleep by Stephen King

Health and Wellness Books:
Thanks to a generous grant from the CHIP program*,  the library has been able to purchase a number of new titles addressing mental, emotional and physical health issues.  Some of these titles will be featured on our special display rack and a complete list of titles is available upon request.  Topics covered include:

mental health disorders
elder care and financial planning
sexual abuse
Parkinson's disease
adrenal fatigue
couple relationship issues

* The Community Health Information Partnership (CHIP) of Curtis Library, Mid Coast Hospital and Parkview Adventist Medical Center.

Maine Public Library Fund State Income Tax Check-off:
This important program benefits libraries statewide including your own! Last year the first campaign raised $26,000 and helped expand the selection of Ebooks on the Maine InfoNet Download Library.  Remember Form Schedule CP when you file your Maine taxes.  For more information please  go to www.maine.gov/msl and click on the large green Support Maine Libraries! Banner.

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 03/08/2013