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Library Programs for Adults and Children

Dungeons and Dragons/Gaming Group

Saturdays at 2 PM to 4ish

Anyone 12 years or older to come join in a fantasy tabletop

role playing game where we roll dice and fight monsters for

the good of the kingdom!

Current spots are full but if there is enough interest I will

create a second group. On days when we have missing

members we will be playing board games.


Doctor Who RPG

Time and Date Undetermined. If anyone is a fan of the

television show Doctor Who or just of Sci-Fi in general, please

let the librarian know! This is a different system designed

specifically for the Doctor Who universe. (We are not claming

ownership of Doctor Who, the characters, or the Doctor Who

Universe, we are just playing a fun role-playing game.)




Indoor Yard Sale

Sponsored by the Friends of the Hartland Public Library

Downstairs in the library meeting room,

June 3 9AM-1PM

(Some items may be available to peruse for the week after as well)

Many books, furniture, and an odd assortment of items from

the library will be available to purchase.

Items will also be accepted for donation and can be dropped off at the Library on either

Thursday June 1st or Friday June 2nd

during regular library hours

(10-6 & 10-5 respectively).

Please, no electronics of any kind.

Come on out and support your local

Hartland Public Library!



Summer Reading Program 2017: Build a Better World!


It is believed that students lose about a month of learning throughout the summer, known as the summer slide. So join us for another

summer of fun and learning to help stop the summer slide at Hartland Public Library! Any child 13 and under can participate in the summer

reading program. This year's theme is Build a Better World. They can share how they would make the world a better place by posting on

our bulletin board, join in some of our fun programs planned throughout the summer, and of course read. Each child will set their own goal

for books they will read (minimum 5) and turn in a report that will also count as a ticket in the end of the summer raffle for prizes. Reading

to your children counts, so even the kids who cannot read yet can participate in the summer reading program!

Once again, each report counts as a vote for what crazy color they want the librarian to dye his hair (with better and longer lasting results

than last year he promises).

If 50% of all participants reach or better their reading challenge, the librarian (Nick) will dye his hair.

If 75% or more of all participants reach or better their reading challenge, Nick will also dye his beard. That's right, Nick is willing to dye his

beard for the cause of kids reading.


Nick might even let you dye them completely different colors if every participant beats their summer reading program challenge...


Summer Reading Program Kickoff!

June 19 12-3 PM

Includes Live Music from 12-1

Darling's Ice Cream Truck will be here from 1 PM to 3PM!

Come hang out and listen to some music and get some ice cream while you sign your kids up for the Summer Reading Program!

Registration will continue for the rest of the week through Saturday, June 24th.


Free Summer Lunch!

Courtesy of RSU 19 we will provide free summer lunch starting on June 27 every Tuesday through Friday. Every lunch includes a

sandwich or pizza, a fruit, a vegetable, and a milk. Anyone under the age of 18 is eligible to receive a free lunch! We will update you when

we know when these lunches usually arive!


Build a Better Environment!

June 28 @ 10:30 AM

Join us as we make litter bags to clean up the streets. We will provide the bags and kids will get creative with them, making some to bring

home and some for us to hand out to patrons at the library!




Build a Better World through Gaming!

July 6 11AM- 2PM

Join us for a fun day of playing board games and card games!




Build a Better World with Art!

July 12 @ 11AM

Join us as we welcome Nokomis art teacher and HPL patron Johanna Sorensen for a fun day of art! (Art activity yet to be determined.)




Science in the Summer

July 20 and July 21 @ 10:30 AM @ Hartland Consolidated School 62 Elm Street Hartland, ME 04943

Join us at the Hartland Consolidated School for Science in the Summer. Brought to us by GSK thanks to a generous grant proposal by the

Maine Discovery Museum for Hartland Public Library, Newport Cultural Center, and Pittsfield Public Library. Join us for some cool science

activities. Participants that are present for both days will get a FREE BACKPACK on July 21st that will be filled with cool science kits and





Build a Better World through Music!

July 26 @ 11AM

Join St. Albans resident and HPL patron Tim (Arthur) Rowe in a drumming circle and make some cool music (or some cool noise if that's

what you like).




Build a Better World: Waterways

August 5th @ 11AM-2PM Newport Cultural Center 154 Main St, Newport, ME 04953

Join us in Newport as the celebrate the opening of the riverwalk! Hartland Public Library, Newport Cultural Center and Pittsfield Public

Library will each have a table with a fun water-related activity. Come have a fun time. Warning: You might get splashed!




Build a Better World Finale!


August 12th @ 11AM

Join us as we celebrate the end of the Summer Reading Program! We will have food and refreshments and goodie bags for every child that

completed their summer reading program challenge. We will also raffle off prizes, including a yet to be determined grand prize!

They might even get to dye the librarian's hair...what color will it be?



Story and Craft Time Every Saturday at 10:30 A.M! (Except for July 8th, August 5th and August 12th)

We've brought back story time! Geared towards Pre-K to 2nd Grade (but older kids are welcome as well) and led by your friendly

neighborhood librarian, each week will include stories and a craft with a common theme. We hope to see you there! These books count

towards their reading challenge total as well! (If they turn in reports on each book the librarian reads of course.)

Any questions, call 938-4702 or email the librarian at nickb@hartland.lib.me.us

Thank you!




  • Reading can...
  • Help children develop language skills
  • Expand and enrich children's lives
  • Enhance social skills
  • Improve hand-eye coordination
  • Open children to new worlds

And... reading is fun!



Updated 9/16/2016