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Fall 2020 - Hour Changes

posted Aug 29, 2020, 11:13 AM by Martha Sawyer Community Library

The hours are changing for MSCL.
Monday 4:00-8:00
Wednesday 4:00-8:00
Thursday 4:00-8:00
Saturday 1:00-4:00
Typically I wait until school starts to switch to Fall hours. However, these next few weeks the teachers and staff are going to be working hard to make this year at Hanson and LES great. So I am shifting to Fall hours early so that they can do their work and you can park safely and get your books. I have also bumped the start and end times 30 minutes for the same reason; let the teachers, staff and parents picking up clear out safely before our library patrons roll in.
Saturdays the library will open 1:00-4:00. This will help keep library patrons and soccer families as separate as possible. I'll reevaluate the Saturday hours after the soccer season ends. As of now the MSCL hours of operation are the ones listed above.

August 2019 Library Closing 8/15

posted Aug 14, 2019, 1:17 PM by Martha Sawyer Community Library

The library will be closed August 15th; the rugs are getting shampooed.  The library will reopen August 20th at 11:00.

Holiday Schedule December 2018-January 2019

posted Dec 19, 2018, 5:02 PM by Martha Sawyer Community Library

Here is the upcoming holiday schedule for the library -
Thursday 12/20

Saturday 12/22
Sunday 12/23
Monday 12/24
Tuesday 12/25
Wednesday 12/26

Thursday 12/27

Friday 12/28

Saturday 12/29

Sunday 12/30
Monday 12/31
Tuesday 1/1


Wishing everyone a Happy Holiday Season. Some of these days the library is regularly closed; but there was some confusion last year about the schedule. So the above is clear on days that I won't be here (it is confusing since we aren't open every day). I hope you all have some great books to read over the break. If not, come see me tomorrow. Or next week :)

Fall 2017

posted Sep 6, 2017, 4:26 PM by Martha Sawyer Community Library

Welcome back to Fall Hours at MSCL.  

Monday, Wednesday and Thursday    3:30-7:30
Saturday    10:00-1:00
(Story time Saturday 11:00)

Fall Hours are technically any time that school is in session.  So we sadly say good-bye to Summer (and Summer Hours!) and hello to school days.  As the new students, families and staff adjust to the new year be advised that the parking lot is super busy from 3:00-3:45.  Parking next to the library clears up as teachers start to leave around 4:00ish.  In a couple weeks the drop off/pick up frenzy usually dies down and  the regular schedule falls into place.  That being said - please come visit at any time; you might have to park out by the soccer fields but I'll be here.  Welcome Fall!

January 30th 2016 - MINION SATURDAY!

posted Jan 21, 2016, 3:31 PM by Martha Sawyer Community Library

Save the date for January 30th *MINION SATURDAY* is happening at the library. The movie will start at 10:30am. There will be crafts, treats and a MINION door prize. So basically everything minion will be happening. The library will be open 10:00-1:00. No story time; because evidently there will be MINIONS.

Library Closed November 11, 2015

posted Nov 9, 2015, 2:35 PM by Martha Sawyer Community Library

The library will be closed November 11, 2015 in observance of Veteran's Day.  The library will reopen Thursday November 12th from 3:30-7:30.

Craft Fair and Book Sale November 7th, 2015

posted Oct 29, 2015, 2:20 PM by Martha Sawyer Community Library

Next Saturday November 7th Lebanon Recreation is hosting a craft fair at the Hanson School 9:00am-2:00pm. Normally the library rents a space and has a book sale. This year I will be holding the book sale in the library. So check out what all the vendors have to offer and then come by and grab a book or 2. All adult and young adult books are $1.00 and kids books are 4/$1.00. The library will be open its normal hours of 10-1. Help support the Giving Tree project and the library all in one stop. smile emoticon

November 5th, 2015

posted Oct 28, 2015, 3:39 PM by Martha Sawyer Community Library

The library will be closed November 5th.  Sorry for any inconvenience.  The library will be open Monday November 2nd, Wednesday November 4th and Saturday November 7th at the regular times.

October Happenings 2015

posted Oct 17, 2015, 9:44 AM by Martha Sawyer Community Library   [ updated Oct 17, 2015, 9:59 AM ]

The library will be hosting a costumed story time on October 31st at 11:00.  Halloween themed stories, a holiday craft and candy will be handed out (goldfish for those who are not keen on all the candy).  Open to everyone - but targeted for our preschool and elementary school friends.

The Lebanon Recreation Department will once again be hosting the Truck-or-Treat at the Lebanon elementary School on October 23rd from 6:00-8:00.  Please note this is FRIDAY.  Typically the event has been held on Saturday, but there was a conflict which forced the changing of days.  There will be a bounce house, face painting,  sand art, bake sale items and food to purchase.  This is a great, safe enviroment for kids to trick or treat in our town.  If you haven't been before come check it out.

The next weekend in Springvale, Maine there will be a carnival and haunted house located at the Nasson Community Theatre Gymnasium (457 Main Street Springvale, Maine).  The carnival is for all ages, the haunted house is for teens and adults only.  Please see our Facebook page for more information and a picture of their poster.  https://www.facebook.com/lebanonlibrary/photos/a.176422512403393.36135.167606613284983/978624155516554/?type=3&theater  The event runs October 29th, 30th and 31st.  Thursday and Friday run from 5:00-10:00 and the 31st they will be open 5:00-12:00.

Summer Reading Program - 2015

posted Jun 17, 2015, 3:55 PM by Martha Sawyer Community Library

Martha Sawyer Community Library

presents our Summer Reading Program

Reading MAKES Me...

When : July 9th – August 6th Thursdays from 12:30-1:30

Where : At the Martha Sawyer Community Library located at the Hanson School (53 Upper Guinea Road – look for the open flag around back)

Who : Lebanon kids ages 6-12

What : Reading MAKES Me... summer reading program is focused on reading and doing. Every week there will be a hands on project that is tied to a book we will explore. This summer we are focusing on the Maker Movement and including STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) principles. Some lessons will be science based, some art focused, others full of engineering concepts, all lessons will be filled with fun.

Sign ups for the Summer Reading Program start June 15th and run through July 7th. Sign ups are necessary to plan for the activities. Each child that signs up will receive a voucher from the Portland Sea Dogs game as part of their Summer Reading Challenge. The MSCL will again be teaming up with Barnes and Noble of Newington for their summer reading program. Each reader will receive a form from Barnes and Noble's Summer Reading Program. Fill it out and return it to the library. Your free book will be delivered to MSCL.

If your child is not in the 6-12 age group please visit us on Tuesdays at 11:30 for story time for our younger patrons. Teens please inquire about our Page to Screen reading group for ages 13-18. Adults, we have something for you too - for each book borrowed you are eligible for a chance at weekly prize. Let's get Lebanon reading!

The Martha Sawyer Community Library will be hosting a Bike Parade at the Lebanon Festival. Bring your decorated bike on August 22nd from 9:00-3:00 (exact parade time to be announced) and be part of the MSCL Bike Parade at the Hanson School. Prizes will be awarded. Check out our facebook page, the Lebanon Festival's facebook page or the MSCL website for more information. We will also be hosting a book sale at the festival with raffle baskets available. Bring a bike, buy a book and get a chance for one of our awesome themed baskets.

The MSAD60 Summer Nutrition Program will be taking place at the Hanson School directly before the summer reading program. Free breakfast and lunch will be served to children 18 and under Monday-Thursday July 6th – August 6th . The meals will be served in the Hanson School cafeteria. Breakfast will be served from 8:00-9:00 and lunch is available from 11:00-12:00. The charge for adults will be $2.50 for breakfast and $4.50 for lunch. All food must be consumed on site. This program is federally funded through the USDA and is open to all children 18 and under. Go grab a nutritious meal and then come feed your mind at the library. Please exit the school and enter the library through the exterior entrance near the back of the school near the soccer fields.

The library is open Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 3:30-7:30 and Saturday 10:00-1:00 during the school year. Starting July 6th the library will switch to its summer hours: Tuesday and Wednesday 11:00-3:00, Thursday 11:00-2:00 AND 5:00-8:00. If you need more information please contact me at 457-1299 ext 5 or email me at mscl@msad60.org The library will be closed June 22nd - June 28th.

Thank you,

Marcy Polletta

MSCL Librarian

Reading Makes Me...HAPPY. What does reading make you?

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