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Why Join the Summer Reading Program?

Posted by Pam Jenkins on June 7th, 2016


As this year’s “National Summer Reading Champion,” author Kate DiCamillo offers 10 reasons to join the Summer Reading Program, plus lots of good advice!

“Every book you check out makes you a stronger reader, capable of great leaps and bounds. Exercise your reading muscles.”

“If you want to go everywhere, experience everything, climb mountains, trek deserts, ride in a rocket, go to the moon – open a library book. Not many of us can say we’ve done these things: traveled widely or had epic adventures, faced down danger or fought bravely against injustice. But you can have those experiences through books – and reading those stories will change you.”


For the complete list, look here.

Curtis Library’s summer reading program for children runs from June 20 through August 26. For readers and pre-readers (read-to-me), grades 5 and under. (Older kids may participate in the teen program, and there’s an adult version as well.)

Children may pick up their reading game boards at the Youth Services Desk starting 6/20. Free Portland Sea Dogs ticket voucher when you sign up!

Curtis Kids Book Sale on Saturday

Posted by Pam Jenkins on May 29th, 2016

bookstoreJune is the perfect time to stock up on some great reads for hot summer days.

We know your family enjoys borrowing from the library’s extensive collection, and this year children may also purchase some books of their own at the Curtis Kids Book Sale on Saturday, June 4, from 10 AM to 4 PM.

The sale will take place at Twice-Told Tales, the Curtis Friends’ fabulous bookstore located at 11 Pleasant Street in Brunswick, just three doors down from the library.

Children and teens can shop a large selection of bargain-rate, quality used books (most priced .50 to $1) while parents browse in the adult section.

All proceeds from the sale benefit youth programming at Curtis Library. Hope to see you there!

Welcome, Kindergarten Families!

Posted by Pam Jenkins on May 23rd, 2016

IMG_0624This week, once again, the Brunswick School Department is holding its annual Kindergarten Screening at Curtis Memorial Library.

We think the library is a wonderful choice of venue for this event! Children and their families who are already library patrons feel comfortable in the familiar surroundings, while those new to the library have an opportunity to see first-hand what the library has to offer and to get a library card.

What better way to prepare for a terrific year in Kindergarten?

(If you have a child who will be 5 years old on or before October 15, 2016, call the Brunswick School Department (319-1900) for an appointment time.)

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