Town News

Elizabeth Mitchell

This past weekend most of the finish coats were applied to two walls of bookcases in the new addition Sandra Smith helped organize some of the biography and reference sections a few weeks ago in preparation for their move to the addition. As soon as that process is accomplished, the General Fiction sections-both floor to ceiling aisles- will be shelved where the Maine, bios, and reference materials are now. That will allow quick take-up of the carpeting later this summer(?) to have the same pattern of vinyl flooring that the renovated children’s, restroom, and new addition have.

There are at least two other renovations being planned for the existing library, thus the continued fundraising effort. 

 The Mothers’ Day Basket Raffle and Bake Sale planned for May 9 from 10 to 2 at the library are to finance those renovations. The Basket-with some of the items will be on display in the library by the end of this week. Come take a peek at it and buy your tickets. Tickets are also available at the Town Office. If you’d like to donate baked items for the sale on the 9th, please call me, the librarian, and let me know. The library phone # is 796-5333. If you call after hours, please just leave a message on the machine. You are also welcome to pop into the library during our open hours-Mon. & Tues.-10-2 and Wed. through Fri. 12-4 .

 By the end of this week, I should have all the new books processed which were bought by the generosity of the $800. Rudman Grant. These books are by Maine  authors, illustrators or are books about Maine. Most are books written by authors  which we haven’t had available in the library . They come with great recommendations from fellow authors. I hope Princeton Library readers will enjoy them. There is something for every age, every reading level,  covering a wide range of topics.

 News from Princeton Elementary includes ongoing activities of After-School Math on Thursday, the 30th from 2-2:45; Cheering from 3-4. On Friday, May 1 the Princeton Drama Club Presents Annie at 6pm. On Wednesdays from 2-2:45 Mrs. Netzer and Mr. Cavanaugh are hosting ‘Lego Club’ for grades  K through 3. Permission slips will be available soon. Anyone having spare Legos to donate should let Mrs. Netzer or Mr. Cavanaugh know. The school’s ‘Bomber Bulletin’ posts that indoor gardening items would be helpful for projects in Pre-K. If you have items you’d like to donate, please call the school to see what may still be needed. The last session of the Nature Club is on Tuesday, May 5. On May 15, the Monmouth Theater Company will be at the school to present “The True Story of Little Red Ridinghood. The performance begins at 12:30.


Listings on the Sunrise County Economic Council site include that on May 2 The Eastport Children’s Theatre Workshop is presenting an original play, conceived by and written by the cast of children  ages 7-14. On May 3rd from 2-4 The Eastport Arts Center is where you will find the celebration of the 11th Anniversary of the Commons and the Annual Common Good Awards. Music, refreshments, and good conversation will be offered. The awards are given “to individuals and organizations that have made important contributions to the quality of life in Eastport and surrounding areas” Also on the 3rd at EAC from 5-7 there is going to be an Opening Reception for the showing of the art work of Eastport artist, Cheri Walton.