Ellie Jean Cosgrove, 5, of Freeport, left, Nicholas Pinette, 6, of Westbrook, and Reilly Lund, 4, of New Gloucester, try out the new playground at the New Gloucester Fairgrounds, 106 Bald Hill Road.
We will be having the end of the Summer Reading Program on August 22 (Tuesday) at 6:30 pm. The evening includes:
The Library Players will presenting an original play, NGPL Guy + RedRay: Perspective, by local native, Jobin Terranova. Are actors range from 4 year old to 14.
Awarding of certificates for those that have been reading as part of our program.
Presentation by Josh Sparks, again a local, of Sparks Ark.
Rumor has it that our friend Baxter the Library Cat will also be visiting. Light refreshments will be served. You don’t have to be a part of the summer reading program to come. Everyone is welcome. We have limited chairs, so people may want to bring blankets or lawn chairs.
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Summer Reading Program
Come to the New Gloucester Public Library, 389 Intervale Road, and enroll in the Summer Reading Program. The program’s goal is to read (or, for little ones, to listen to) a total of 3,960 books. Sign up during library hours now through Saturday, July 8. All ages are welcome to participate from babes in arms to Great Aunt Gertie. The program wraps up on Tuesday, Aug. 22.
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Mark your calendar for Saturday, Jan. 28, the date of the Cardboard Challenge at the New Gloucester Public Library. This creative program, based on recycling, will be held from 10 a.m. to noon. All ages are welcome to come play, and they are welcome to bring in their own recycling materials to use for their building project. There’s no need to sign up in advance, just show up and have a great time. For more information, call 926-4840. The library is located at 379 Intervale Road.
Veterans Adaptive Sports and Training Director Kristina Sabasteanski, left, Tammy Lane and Gloria Lavertu, along with other veterans, enjoyed their first snowshoe of the year at Pineland on Dec. 14. Regularly scheduled VAST snowshoeing and cross-country skiing will begin on Wednesday, Jan. 4.
Winter sports for veterans
A veterans adaptive cross-country skiing/snowshoeing program will be held every Wednesday from 9 a.m. to noon, Jan. 4 through March, weather and snow conditions permitting. It is free to all veterans with physical disabilities, traumatic brain injury and post traumatic stress. No experience is necessary. Ski instruction and equipment for skiing and snowshoeing are provided free of charge. All veterans who are interested in volunteering are welcome.
The program, hosted by Pineland Farms Veterans Adaptive Sports and Training, is headquartered at the Outdoor Center, 15 Farm View Drive, New Gloucester.
Learn a new activity or practice your skills with Army veteran, two-time Olympic biathlete and occupational therapist, Kristina Sabasteanski. Interested veterans are asked to RSVP by Sunday of each week to firstname.lastname@example.org or 310-8694. For more information, visit pinelandfarms.org/recreation/VAST.
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On Tuesday December 6th, the New Gloucester Public Library will have an evening holiday story time, with special guest Baxter the Library Cat. Stories, refreshments, and hot chocolate.
Each year the library teams up with the New Gloucester Historical Society to bring you the Christmas Tree Lighting and Open House. Come to the library on Sunday November 27th (the Sunday after Thanksgiving) to kick the holiday season off right. There will be carols performed by the Gray New Gloucester Chorus followed by Hot Chocolate and refreshments in the library.