Library Programs for Adults and
Dungeons and Dragons/Gaming
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
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
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
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
other science related goodies. PARTICIPANTS MUST ATTEND BOTH
DAYS IN ORDER TO RECEIVE A BACKPACK.
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
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
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
- 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!