News and Events

Adult and Teen Coloring Boxes-temporarily suspended

Just in time for cold winter weather, the Cary Library has new fun and relaxing program to help wile away the shorter days. We now have adult and teen coloring pages complete with all coloring supplies. The teen area and the main reading area are setup with wooden boxes containing everything you need to relax and have fun, including material for origami making. Keep the page you color or the origami you create! We hope that this provides an activity that n individual, family, or working group of individuals might enjoy for together time and it's a great way to socialize. Please let us know how you like it. We received a grant from the Maine State Library Fund for the purpose of creating a quiet maker space. These grants to help libraries offer new programming come from funds that Maine citizens check as a voluntary contribution when filing Maine State income tax. We hope you enjoy this new program.

Great Book Group Reading Club--cancelled future date to be announced

Great Books Reading Group will start discussions on some great reads again in the fall. If you would like to be part of the book group and be involved in choosing and discussions on chosen reads please join us!

The Cary Library Great Book group meets the 1st Friday of each month at 10:00. Fall dates and the books chosen are as follows:


Story and Craft Time Program

Starting Wednesday, October 6th, Story and Craft Time will be delivered through Facebook! Every Wednesday at 3:00 pm we will be uploading two videos--in the first, Miss Hayley will read a book to you and in the second she will take you through a craft related to the book. These videos will be prerecorded and will stay up on Facebook for a few months, so you do not have to worry about tuning in on time. The crafts will require materials you can find or substitute with items from home, but we will also have the needed materials bagged up and available for pickup during the week of the craft starting Wednesday morning through Saturday morning. We would love to see your creations in the comments of the craft videos or emailed to library@cary.lib.me.us. We hope you join us!

Tiny Tot Time

All activities at this time are cancelled. We will let you know when we can resume.

The Cary Library will begin an eight week early literacy program, “Tiny Tots Time” every Wednesday from 10 to 10:30. Tiny Tots will start again in the spring April 1st to May 20th. Our goal is to enhance the Storytime experience for young learners, ages 2-to-4, by building essential early language and literacy skills and encouraging social and emotional development. Using high-quality picture books, music, puppets and fingerplay, Our children's Librarian Hayley will help the children enjoy literacy-rich, hands-on experiences at the library. For more information or to sign up please call 207-532-1302.

Lego Club-We now offer Lego Club as a sign up only. Meetings are on Tuesday afternoons.

Lego Quest is for ages 7 and up. A theme based on a storybook will be chosen and Lego group members will be challenged to build something related to the theme. All Legos will be provided and space is limited. Please call Hayley at 532-1302 to reserve a spot and become part of the Cary Library Lego group. Starting October 5th!

SUMMER READING PROGRAM

We finished our Summer Reading program with 109 children and teens reading 2,852 books and earning 2000 badges. Great job everyone!

The Cary Library will once again sponsor their ever-popular summer reading program in 2022. This summer’s theme is “Oceans of Possibilities”. Registrations will be announced at a later date. The program will run during the summer months. This is a free program for children of all ages.

Finding Your Way Around Your Beanstack Account

1. The homepage of your account you will find information about the program. Below that are all of the badges you can earn during the program. Each badge will change from black-and-white to color once you complete it.

· We suggest starting with setting your reading goal for the program. Go to “Activity Badges”, find the badge “Goal Set” and type your goal in the text box.

2. If you have added multiple readers to your account you can switch between their accounts in the upper left corner of the site.

3. Most of your work will be logging the books you have read. Click “Log Reading and Activities” in the upper left corner of the site. Fill out the information for each book you read.

4. If you would like to virtually “report” on a book, click “Add a Review” next to the “Log Reading and Activities” button.

· You may do a written review/report or attach a picture of something you’ve created related to the book (perhaps a picture you’ve drawn or a craft you’ve made). You will also be able to submit photo reviews to complete some of the activity badges.