What’s New at BML

Holiday Hours:

Holiday hours for Baxter Memorial Library, along with Town of Gorham Municipal Center Offices and Administrative Office will be:

Closing Early: Tuesday, December 24th at 1:00pm
Closed: Wednesday, December 25th
Closing Early: Tuesday, December 31st at 1:00pm
Closed: Wednesday, January 1st

RESCHEDULED – Eggnog & Crafts 

Thursday, December 19th, 5:30-7:00pm

Join us for an evening of crafting for the holidays! Perennial favorites such as 3D snowflakes and wrapping paper bows are joined by using BML’s new BUTTON MAKER. (We are very excited about the button maker).

No registration required.

Youth Services “Fur” Tree

Through Tuesday, December 31st

The Youth Services Department is holding a donation drive for the Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland.  Come visit us to choose a tag off our “Fur” Tree to donate to a furry friend in need.  Take your tag shopping with you and bring back a suggested item for your chosen animal by December 31st.

Gorham Adult Education Holiday Art Show

Friday, December 6th – Friday, December 27th

Original art makes a unique gift for friends and family. All paintings are priced at $100 with the artists donating $20 to Baxter Memorial Library for every painting sold.

With thanks to the Gorham Adult Education Watercolor Class!

Census Day! Will reschedule due to storm cancellation

Monday, December 2nd, 11:00-2:00pm

The Census is at peak hiring at this time. Meet with a representative from the US Census to discuss temporary and flexible jobs at $16 an hour and 58 cents a mile. Applying to be a census employee will help the community with an accurate census count!

Baxter Becomes a Family Place Library

FamilyPlaceLogoIf you haven’t been in the library lately, you should stop by for a visit.  We were recently designated as a national Family Place Library!  This means that the library demonstrates a strong commitment to being a community center for early literacy and learning, early childhood development, parent education, and community-based information.  To achieve these goals the library has reorganized the Youth Services floor, improved the dramatic play area, planned fun “Play-to-Learn” Workshops, and will be starting an evening Family Discovery Time for all ages.  We look forward to seeing your smiling faces!

Museum Passes Available at the Library

Looking for something fun to do? The library now has a reduced rate pass to the Maine Wildlife Park and a membership to the Children’s Museum and Theatre of Maine! These are in addition to our existing pass to the USM Southworth Planetarium.

For more information click here or ask at the circulation desk!