Hollis Center Public Library

Current Announcements

The Library will be opening for curbside pickup starting on Monday, June 1st.

You can now return books into the book drop.

Please check our website and Facebook page for further updates and information.


Hear what's been happening at the Library at the Hollis Center Library Association Annual Meeting via Zoom on Monday, June 8 at 6pm.

Click the link below to join:

https://networkmaine.zoom.us/j/85235175100

A password is required. To get the password, go to https://ebook.yourcloudlibrary.com/library/holliscenter/Messages , click the green Login button in the top right, log in with your library card number and phone number, and use the password in the message to log in to the Zoom meeting.

Otherwise, call the library or email the Director to obtain the password.

For more information, view the agenda below.

Copy of Annual Meeting 2020 Agenda to post

Join Caroline for a LIVE Zoom toddler story time on Monday, June 1 from 10-11am.

Click the link below to join:

https://networkmaine.zoom.us/j/84529001950


Join Caroline on Zoom to discuss the book "The Overstory" by Richard Powers at the book group meeting on Monday, June 8 from 3-4pm.

Click the link below to join:

https://networkmaine.zoom.us/j/4616244705


Check out our "Digital Resources" web page for links to educational and fun resources and activities for all ages.

All fines and overdues will be waived during this period.

Hollis Center Public Library provides e-books and audio books that can be accessed from home via Cloud Library. Go to the following link - https://ebook.yourcloudlibrary.com/library/holliscenter/ - and log in using your library card number and your phone number.

Digital Story Time

Story:

"Little Fur Family” by Margaret Wise Brown/illustrated by Garth Williams

May 14, 2020


Songs and Felt Board

Opening song: participants sing about something they are wearing

Example: "Caroline's wearing her white top, her white top, her white top, Caroline's wearing her white top, all day long. Please take a bow!"


Over in the Meadow:

Over in the meadow, in the sand, in the sun,

Lived an old mother frog and her little froggie one.

“Croak!” said the mother; “I croak!” said the one,

So they croaked and they croaked in the sand, in the sun.

Over in the meadow, in the stream so blue,

Lived an old mother fish and her little fishies two.

“Swim!” said the mother; “We swim!” said the two.

So they swam and they swam in the stream so blue.

Over in the meadow, on a branch of the tree,

Lived an old mother bird and her little birdies three.

“Sing!” said the mother; “We sing!” said the three,

And they sang and they sang on a branch of the tree.

Over in the meadow, near the grass by the shore,

Lived an old mother duck and her little duckies four.

“Quack!” said the mother; “We quack!" said the four,

And they quacked and they quacked near the grass by the shore.

Over in the meadow in a big beehive

Lived an old mother bee and her little bees five.

"Buzz!" said the mother; “We buzz!” said the five,

And they buzzed and they buzzed in the big beehive.


Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed:

Five little monkeys jumping on the bed,

One fell off and bumped her head.

Mama called the doctor and the doctor said,

"No more monkeys jumping on the bed!"

Four little monkeys jumping on the bed,

One fell off and bumped his head.

Mama called the doctor and the doctor said,

"No more monkeys jumping on the bed!"

Three little monkeys jumping on the bed,

One fell off and bumped her head.

Mama called the doctor and the doctor said,

"No more monkeys jumping on the bed!"

Two little monkeys jumping on the bed,

One fell off and bumped his head.

Mama called the doctor and the doctor said,

"No more monkeys jumping on the bed!"

There was one little monkey jumping on the bed,

She fell off and bumped her head.

Mama called the doctor and the doctor said,

"No more monkeys jumping on the bed!"


Felt Board: Little Mouse, Little Mouse, are you in the [color] house?

Caroline hides felt mouse under one of four colored felt houses on felt board

“Little Mouse, Little Mouse, are you in the purple house?”

Caroline picks up purple felt house

“No mouse”

“Little Mouse, Little Mouse, are you in the green house?”

Caroline picks up green felt house

“No mouse”

“Little Mouse, Little Mouse, are you in the pink house?”

Caroline picks up pink felt house

“Yes!”

Caroline hides mouse again

“Little Mouse, Little Mouse, are you in the pink house?”

Caroline picks up pink felt house

“No mouse”

“Little Mouse, Little Mouse, are you in the orange house?”

Caroline picks up orange felt house

“Yes!”


Ending song: This is the Way We Say Goodbye

"This is the way we say goodbye, say goodbye, say goodbye, this is the way we say goodbye, after story time. We give our friends a big high five, a big high five, a big high five, we give our friends a big high five, after story time"


Craft: Family Tree

Materials:

Pair of scissors

Crayons, colored pencils, or markers

Glue stick or glue

Leaf template printouts or ones that you make yourself

A printout of a tree with no leaves or a drawn tree with no leaves


Instructions:

Print and cut out leaves of different shapes, like I did, or cut out your own leaves

Draw a tree with no leaves or print out a picture, like I did

Parents: if you want to find pictures or templates that don’t violate copyright, type “creative commons” at the end of your search phrase (for example, “simple leaf template creative commons”)

Draw the people in your family on each leaf or write their names on each leaf

Cut out your leaves

You can draw yourself or write your name on a leaf if you want, too

Glue the leaves onto your tree

Color your tree if you’d like

Upcoming Programs

Toddler Story Time

Monday mornings from 10-11am

Stories, songs, and lots of movement!

Monthly themes!

Monday, May 18

Click the link below to join us via Zoom:

https://networkmaine.zoom.us/my/holliscenterpubliclibrary?pwd=Qitmd1dpV0dnVG4yQTNGN21iakpKQT09


Book Group for Adults

The first Monday of every month except in unforeseen circumstances, from 3-4pm

June 1: "The Overstory" by Richard Powers

Click the link below to join us via Zoom:

https://networkmaine.zoom.us/my/holliscenterpubliclibrary?pwd=Qitmd1dpV0dnVG4yQTNGN21iakpKQT09


STEAM Homeschool Program for ages 6 and up

Friday mornings from 11-noon

Join when you are able!

Different activities every week


Tech Help Saturday

The last Saturday of every month except in unforeseen circumstances, from 1-3pm

Free drop-in tech help sessions with the Library's experienced technology volunteer

No RSVP needed

The Library 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 received $1,000. To everyone who voted, thank you so much! We greatly appreciate your support.

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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.