To our readers,

The COVID-19 pandemic is a once-in-a-century type story, ... Click here to continue

Community briefs June 25

Jun 22, 2020

Facebook Live Storytime with Ms. Jenn June 29 - Aug. 3

ROCKLAND — Celebrate a summer reading program with five weeks of live storytimes with Ms. Jenn on the Rockland Public Library Facebook page.

Ms. Jenn will read, sing and introduce viewers to activities like Fairytale Yoga and Pocket Dice dance moves. This interactive storytime will include fairytale songs and stories to get everyone's mind and body moving. Target audience is for toddlers to early elementary children.

Ms. Jenn will be live on the Rockland Public Library Facebook page Mondays at 10:30 AM June 29, July 6, July 13, July 20, (no Ms. Jenn July 27) and Aug 3.

Facebook Event link:

For more information, call the library at 594-0310 or email

ADHD 101: What We Want to Know but Forgot to Ask! June 25

VIRTUAL — This workshop will be presented by Parent Support Coordinator Rebecca Williamson, and will offer the framework to help parents and guardians understand what Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder is, what causes it, how to diagnose and who can diagnose it; the symptoms, what helps, supports; and treatment and management. Come and join in the conversation as we journey together toward greater success. This program is held Thursday, June 25, from 1 to 3 p.m.

Call G.E.A.R. Parent Network today to register at 1-800-264-9224!

Warren Baptist Church offers drive-through bible school June 26

WARREN — Bring the family and come by Warren Baptist Church for a "Drive-Through Vacation Bible School" Friday, June 26, from 6 to 7 p.m., rain or shine.

While following guidelines of safe-distancing, staff will be handing out a design-your-own bag filled with activity books, snacks, tattoos, stickers, craft kits and balloons.

Bookshop to open for curbside pickup

WALDOBORO — The Village Bookshop at 25 Friendship St. will open for curbside pickup twice a week, Mondays and Thursdays from 1 to 4 p.m., starting June 29.

The Bookshop is affiliated with the Waldoboro Public Library, with proceeds from book sales going toward the library’s operating expenses. The inventory of books will be listed on the Library’s website by category. Lists of fiction and crime/mystery books are now on the library’s website, and soon the list children’s books will be added. More categories will be added as they are inventoried.

Email or call the library and the staff will take your order and quote you the full price. Come to the bookstore on the days it is open to pick up your books. Cash and checks are accepted, but not credit cards. Bookshop volunteers will continue to observe full coronavirus precautions.

A mask at the time of pickup would be most appreciated. For more information, visit or call the library at 832-4484.

The Waldoboro Public Library re-opens June 29

WALDOBORO — The Waldoboro Public Libray will open its doors to the public Monday, June 29. To keep in accordance with the guidelines from the CDC and the Maine State Library, the library will have new policies in place to minimize the risk of COVID-19 infection.

Masks and social distancing will be required, only five people (excluding staff) will be allowed in the building at a time, only one family at a time will be allowed in the children’s wing, and visits will be limited to 30 minutes.

All returns will go in the return box outside even if patrons are coming in to use the library. Items that have been handled while browsing will go on quarantine carts instead of being immediately re-shelved.

Patrons will be asked to sign in on entry for contact tracing purposes and to use hand sanitizer before handling the books, movies, etc. One computer will be available for public use. Staff will clean and sanitize high-touch surfaces throughout the day and will quarantine returned items before re-shelving.

Curbside service will continue to be available for those who would prefer this to coming in the building.

Due to a sharp decrease in revenues, the library will no longer be open on Fridays. The open schedule beginning June 29 will be Mondays from noon to 7 p.m.; Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursdays from noon to 7 p.m., and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Lighthouse Museum opens to the public July 2

PORT CLYDE — The Marshall Point Lighthouse Museum will open for the 2020 season beginning July 2. The new hours will be from noon to 4 p.m., Thursday through Sunday.

Face masks will be required for entrance and the number of visitors in the museum will be limited to 5 at one time. For those who do not have a mask, they will be available for the purchase price of $1.

Physical distancing will be practiced throughout the museum. Hand sanitizers will be available at the entrance and other locations. Traffic flow will be designated throughout the museum The gift shop will be open. At this time, there are no plans to open the tower this season.

If you appreciated reading this news story and want to support local journalism, consider subscribing today.
Call (207) 594-4401 or join online at
Donate directly to keeping quality journalism alive at
Comments (0)
If you wish to comment, please login.