Thomaston Public Library announced that, with the aid of the Healthy Lincoln County and the nutrition staff at RSU 40, the summer food and activities program has been extended an extra week to Aug. 28!

The seventh annual 40 Days of Summer program runs Monday through Friday, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and has been adapted to take home projects (everything from slime and draw-your-own comic strips to homemade play dough and scavenger hunts), take-out breakfast and lunch.

Despite changes this year, the program has been serving an average of 30 kids a day.

Participation in the take-home project is not required to pick up a meal. There are no income requirements or restrictions. A parent or guardian can pick up one breakfast and lunch-per-child living in their household. These meals have been including chicken Caesar salads, turkey BLT wraps, yogurt parfaits, mini pancakes, fresh fruit and locally sourced veggies and dips.

The Thomaston Public Library has also announced that Knox County Gleaners started dropping off produce from local farms on a Monday and Wednesday schedule. This week there was fresh corn, summer squash, zucchini, cucumbers, radishes and carrots to share with those who wanted to pick some up.

Healthy Lincoln County recommends checking their Facebook page at LincolnCountySummerMeals for up-to-date information.

For more information about Thomaston Public Library’s 40 Days of Summer program, visit, email or call 354-2453.