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Winter Harbor  Public Library
located at Channing Chapel  
18 Chapel Lane

P.O. Box 326  
Winter Harbor, Maine  04693
207-963-7556

                 




Welcome ....... 
updated on  May 21st , 2015

All programs are free and open to everyone

The WHPL serves residents and visitors as a public library for the Town of Winter Harbor and welcomes all the surrounding towns and villages.
The Winter Harbor Public Library is open year-round.



YEAR ROUND - OPEN HOURS
WEDNESDAY & SATURDAY 12 to 4
FRIDAY  10 to 4

            
THANK YOU: We would like to thank everyone who made donations to the Library in
memory of Dinny Browning. The library will gratefully remember her generosity and yours.

BOOK DROP: A gift from a generous donor has allowed us to purchase a new book drop box.
That has arrived and is awaiting installation.


GENEALOGY: DAN HAS GENEROUSLY OFFERED TO PROVIDE HELP WITH YOUR GENEALOGY RESEARCHES ON OUR FREE VERSION OF ANCESTRY.COM.....
AND OTHER ON-LINE RESOURCES...PLEASE CALL THE LIBRARY TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT. 


Fines amnesty continues on any and all overdue books

BOARD MEETING: The Trustees of the WHPL will meet on Friday June 12 at 4:00 pm at the library. The meetings are open to the public and all are invited to attend.

DIGITAL RESOURCES

Search the Library Catalog

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Maine InfoNet Download Library
eBooks    and   Audio Books


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The Digital Public Library of America provides searchable access to digitized materials from archives, libraries and museums
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You may have recently heard  that a statewide purchase was made for
Ancestry Library. This is being made available to all
Maine public libraries.

Access to this resource is "in-house"
(at the Library)

Remote access is not available.




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   Winter Harbor Public Library News

                                                 Reception for our New Library Directors

The Trustees of the Winter Harbor Public Library invite our patrons and the community to a reception to honor our former and new Library Directors.  The reception will be held at the library on Wednesday, June 10th at 3 p.m., immediately preceding our afternoon program. We hope you will join us for light refreshments and an opportunity to wish Donna Lambert well in her new endeavors and to welcome Faith Lane to the community.


A note from the Trustees......

A Note from the Trustees......

The month of May brought some bittersweet changes to the Winter Harbor Public Library. We regretfully said goodbye to Donna Lambert who resigned for personal reasons. In the short time she was with us Donna impressed us with her friendliness and ability to find the right book for patrons of all ages. The Board of Trustees is grateful for her dedication to the library.

 

We are, however, pleased to welcome Ms. Faith Lane to be the new Library Director at the WHPL. Faith will also serve in a similar part-time position at the Dorcas Library in Prospect Harbor.  Her schedule will be synchronized so she will be in Winter Harbor two day per week and at Dorcas on three days. Faith has worked in university libraries and on military bases during her husband’s career.  As a genealogist she has developed expertise in library software and data bases.  She hopes to share her passion for genealogical research with both communities. She is a graduate of the University of Montana and was a researcher and volunteer for the Archive and Museum at Joshua Tree National Park in California. Faith was born in Maine and recently returned after many years living "away" as a military spouse. She has already started to work and would be pleased if patrons dropped by to introduce themselves.

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WINTER HARBOR PUBLIC LIBRARY SUMMER PROGRAMS:

 Wednesday, June 10th at 4 pm: Blue Lights and Funny Cider featuring Retired Game Warden, John Ford, Sr and Retired State Trooper, Mark Nickerson. Both of these men have written books about their adventures while on duty in Maine.
They will share these humorous stories with us.

 Wednesday, June 24th at 4 pm: A presentation by Maine Author Gerry Boyle, writer of the Jack McMorrow and  Brandon Blake “Port City” mysteries.

 Wednesday, July 8th at 4pm:  Angeli Perrow shares a presentation based upon her picture books about lighthouses. A craft activity will follow the presentation.

More information will be coming up for July & August presentations. The Winter Harbor Public Library is very grateful to have received a grant from the Schoodic Community Fund which makes it possible to offer a larger variety of programs. All programs are free to the public.

DORCAS LIBRARY SUMMER PROGRAMS:

 Sunday, July 12 at3 3:30 pm. Helen Chen presents My Mother's Journey: from Shanghai to a U.S. Postage Stamp. Daughter of famous Chinese chef, Joyce Chen, Helen learned to cook at her mother's side. Helen is a member of the Gouldsboro summer community.

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PENINSULA GAZETTE DIGITAL PROJECT:
Charlie Pomaski has been scanning the Peninsula Gazettes from the 1950s and 60s. They are now available on the computer at the library. Patrons can access them for browsing or can search for specific information. We thank Charlie and Pearl Barto for all the time and effort they have put in to making these local historical documents more readily available to the public.

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BOOKS FOR BIKES PROGRAM: The Winter Harbor Masons are sponsoring the Books for Bikes program! Children in grades 1-8 can read a book to enter their name in a drawing to win a bike.  To enter, go to the Winter Harbor Public Library and write your name and the  title of the book you read on the slip of paper.  There will be a drawing for a boy's bike with a helmet and a girl's bike with a helmet. Children can also enter at the Dorcas Library and the Peninsula School Library. The more you read, the more chances you have to win! This program runs until May 15, 2015.
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LEGO CLUB: Fridays at 2:30 – 3:30 pm 
Participants can work alone or together to create a project of their choice. Projects are displayed in the library until the next Lego Club. You do not need
to bring Legos from home, the library provides Legos!



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we are searching for interested volunteers - call for details
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Fines amnesty continues on any and all overdue books

ART EXHIBIT:

Do stop in to view our current art exhibit
 

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BOOK CLUB GROUP DISCUSSION

  first Tuesday 

Tues. June 2  – 
The June selection is Being Mortal by Atul Gawande

The July selection will be A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler.

For details
call the library 963-7556 or Cindy 963-7409.
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PRESCHOOL STORY HOUR:
Fridays at 10 am (pre-registration is not needed).
Please join our reader, Carole Cirincione,
for a free enjoyable family activity.
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BOOKS ON CALL: Delivery is available for home-bound residents.
                             Our books are only a phone call away.



ASK CHARLIE TECH HELP:
Charlie Pomaski is available by appointment for help in digital imaging & photo-shopping, using programs like Excel, Access & others, and understanding resources on the web.



Please call the library or check our website for more details
about these and other upcoming programs.





  Try out our new CHROMEBOOK COMPUTERS



NOW AVAILABLE
eBook Readers to borrow and try out 

 
NOOK  and  KINDLE


    
     





Borrowed any good videos lately from the library?  

Come in and browse our collection of DVDs.

 They may be checked out for 7 days.



Three patron-access computers are available
 
Internet Access and a Wifi
wireless hotspot is available 24/7.
 
 If we are closed, you can generally pick up the signal from the parking lot
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Sample our friendly atmosphere, warm building, magazines, newspapers,
Internet and many new books.
 If we don't have the book you are looking for
please ask
 and we can order it for you through the state library system.




Channing Chapel History

about our location



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winter 2014
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Board of Trustees for 2014-2015

The mission of the WHPL is 

to function as a center for life long learning and literacy for all in a welcoming atmosphere, 
acting both independently and in collaboration with other organizations.


Please do stop in 
and meet our Librarian
Faith Lane

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While the Library gets some of its funding from the citizens of Winter Harbor—we are dependent on support   from generous individuals, civic-minded businesses, and public-spirited foundations to make this all possible.
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Lending policies:

Most library books and audio books may be checked out for three weeks

Videos may be checked out for one week

Magazines (excluding the current issue) check out for one week

eReaders check out for one week

Items can be renewed if no one is waiting for them, or they can be reserved if checked out to another patron.

There is a four item limit on videos or audios per patron per visit.

The overdue fee for each item is 10 cents per day that the library is open.

If you renew a book which is already late a fine may be assessed to your account.

 How do I renew my materials?
Our members are welcome to extend the due dates of items they have checked out. You may renew most items twice, so long as no one else has requested the item. 

There are the ways to renew materials:

  • In person: Visit our Checkout Counter.

  • Online: email to library winterharbor@winterharbor.lib.me.us

  • By phone: Call the Library during regular

    hours at 963-7556 or leave a message.