Monday, June 28, 2010

Bremen Library Awarded Libri Foundation Grant

The Bremen Library applied for and was awarded a grant from the Libri Foundation based in Eugene, OR. for their BOOKS FOR CHILDREN program. This grant has provided the library with new books for children. The grant was a three for one matching grant. The Bremen Patriotic Club made a donation of $350.00 which was matched by the Foundation three for one. This gave the library books worth $1,417.21, plus an additional grant was awarded for $350.00 to be used for math and science books. This means 82 new books have been purchased for the Children's Room.
The books arrived last week and are being cataloged so they will be ready in time for the summer reading program. On July 7 the Bremen Library will hold a celebration of this gift with a display of the books and a puppet show by Melissa Glendinning. This will also be the first event in the Make A Splash - READ! summer reading program for children. The event is free and open to the public.
The show starts at 10:00 AM. Children may sign up for the reading program at this event.


Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Lea Wait program

Lea Wait presented an interesting and lively discussion of her writing on Monday night at the Bremen Library. In her account of her life, she explained how she became a writer, and how her child hood summers in Maine and retirement to Edgecomb has influenced her books. She was humorous and gave some good insights into how she researches her books, and how the publishing world works today. I would recommend that anyone who has the opportunity to hear her speak should take the chance. And check her out in your local library or bookstore.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Bremen Library Summer Programs

It's still a week before the official start of summer but the first event of the season at the Bremen Library takes place tonight. Maine author Lea Wait will present a program about her career as a writer in Maine. Lea is the author of a popular mystery series set in nearby Edgecomb, Maine. Her books feature Maggie Summer, dealer in antique prints. Lea also writes books for younger readers (aged 9 and up) set in Maine. The program is free and starts at 7:00 pm. Refreshments will be served.