Hollis Center Public Library

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The summer reading program is flying by!

Our leaderboard for Week 4 is as follows:

#1: 930 minutes

#2: 690 minutes

#3: 50 minutes

Congratulations to our top 3 this week!

Summer readers are still reading a lot of minutes!

Our leaderboard for Week 3 is as follows:

#1: 1920 minutes

#2: 690 minutes

#3: 500 minutes

Congratulations to our top 3 this week!

There's room on the leaderboard for one more!

Will that be you at the end of Week 3?

Our leaderboard for Week 2 is as follows:

#1: 1050 minutes

#2: 162 minutes

#3: ??

Congratulations to our top 2 this week!

Support the Hollis Center Public Library by eating out at Texas Roadhouse on Thursday, July 25th between 5 and 8pm!

Summer reading participants are reading quite a lot of minutes!

Our leaderboard for Week 1 is as follows:

#1: 1165 minutes

#2: 630 minutes

#3: 510 minutes

Congratulations to our top 3 this week!

The Hollis Center Public Library has been awarded a Maine Public Library Fund grant by the Maine State Library to conduct a digital photography course for six students in third-fifth grade.


Digital photography course for 6 students in third-fifth grade

Wednesdays and Fridays from 1-2pm for 6 sessions

Participants have to attend ALL sessions

July 10th, July 12th, July 17th, July 19th, July 24th, July 26th

Participants will collaborate to create a picture book about the Hollis Center Public Library; then, using the skills they have learned, create individual picture books reflecting what's important to them.

Summer reading programs for kids, teens, and adults start Saturday, June 22nd, 2019!

All ages get raffle tickets for reading 10, 20, or 30 minutes per day; attending library programs; volunteering at the library; and participating in community service. Children and teens who are registered for summer reading may also choose a free book to keep each time they visit the library.

The summer reading programs end on Saturday, August 10th. There will be 3 raffles during the summer reading program, each raffle lasting 2 weeks. Each raffle will include 3-6 items. Every other Saturday, winners will be chosen for the raffle items and 3-6 new raffle items will come out. The raffles will run:

Saturday, June 29th-Saturday, July 13th

Saturday, July 13th-Saturday, July 27th

Saturday, July 27th-Saturday, August 10th

Children entering 3rd grade and under or homeschool equivalent receive a “planet” reading log that they can decorate as they read or are read to. Every planet counts as 10 minutes of reading in one day, whether it's independent reading, reading with help, or being read to. They receive 1 raffle ticket for each day that they read 10 minutes. They also receive 1 raffle ticket for each library program they attend, for volunteering at the library, and for participating in community service. Children entering 4th-8th grade or homeschool equivalent receive puzzle pieces for each day that they read 20 minutes. They receive 1 raffle ticket for each day that they read 20 minutes. They also receive 1 raffle ticket for each library program they attend, for volunteering at the library, and for participating in community service.

Teens entering 9th-12th grade or homeschool equivalent will receive a bingo board. For every day a teen reads 30 minutes, he or she receives 1 raffle ticket. For every square on the bingo board a teen completes, he or she receives 4 raffle tickets. For every Bingo a teen gets, he or she receives an additional 10 raffle tickets. Teens also receive 1 raffle ticket for each library program they attend, for volunteering at the library, and for participating in community service.

Adults earn 1 raffle ticket for reading 30 minutes in one day. Adults can earn up to 12 additional raffle tickets by participating in the Read ME program. [Read ME is a statewide program presented by the Maine Humanities Council (in partnership with the Maine State Library) that encourages adults all across Maine to read the same books - by Maine authors and recommended by a Maine author. Tess Gerritsen chose the books this year, and her recommendations are: Paris Was the Place by Susan Conley and After the Eclipse: A Mother’s Murder, a Daughter’s Search by Sarah Perry.] Adults receive 3 raffle tickets each for reading Paris Was the Place by Susan Conley and After the Eclipse: A Mother’s Murder, a Daughter’s Search by Sarah Perry. Adults receive 6 raffle tickets if they attend the book discussion on both books on Thursday, August 1st, from 6:30-7:30pm at Waterboro Public Library. Adults also receive 1 raffle ticket for each library program they attend, for volunteering at the library, and for participating in community service.

NOTE: All participants earn 1 raffle ticket per day for the number of minutes in their category, regardless of the number of minutes they have read. For example, if a teen read 90 minutes in a day, he or she receives 1 raffle ticket for 30 minutes of reading, not 3 raffle tickets for each group of 30 minutes.

All participants will have the opportunity to join a leaderboard for total number of minutes read. The leaderboard will be nameless, and will be updated every Saturday starting June 29th and ending August 10th. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners each Saturday will receive 1 additional raffle ticket.

Programs this year include:

  • Thursday, June 27th: Rockets at 3pm at West Buxton Public Library
  • Friday, July 12th: Mr. Drew and His Animals Too at 7pm at Waterboro Public Library
  • Thursday, August 1st: Read ME book discussion on Paris Was the Place and After the Eclipse: A Mother’s Murder, a Daughter’s Search from 6:30-7:30pm at Waterboro Public Library
  • Monday, August 5th: Starlab (Chewonki’s inflatable planetarium) at 1:30pm at Hollis Elementary School gym

The director was notified on March 20, 2019, that the Hollis Center Public Library was the write-in winner for the Bangor Savings Bank Community Matters More Grant! The library will receive $1,000. To everyone who voted, thank you so much! We greatly appreciate your support.

Do you like books and organizing?

Become a volunteer at Hollis Center Public Library!

Volunteers are essential in helping the Library provide the best services and materials to the community.

Help out for an hour once a week, an hour once a month, or even just a half hour every couple of months. Any amount of time is most appreciated!

Check out the volunteering section on the Services & Information page.