What’s New at BML

Adult Summer Reading

June 18th-August 16th

This summer our adult reading program encourages participants to Go the Distance on your reading goals with our checklist challenge. Also, if interested, you can take part in an optional Couch to 5K training program which will culminate in a 5K race sponsored by the library.

Turn in your reading checklist, regardless of how much you accomplish, by Friday, August 16th, 2019. Every checklist will be eligible to receive our fun participation prizes and an entry into the raffle drawing. Check off eight or more challenges to be eligible for our grand prize drawing!

For more information about our summer reading challenge and our events planned this summer, click HERE.

For more information on the Couch to 5K and to register for the race, click HERE.

Go the Distance Book Discussion Series

Wednesdays from 5:30-6:30pm

July 10th
What I Talk About When I Talk About Running by Haruki Murakami

July 24th
Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen by Christopher McDougall

August 14th
Cookbook Discussion & Potluck: Title TBA

Couch to 5K Run Meet-ups
Tuesdays at 5:30pm
Meets at Gazebo Park June 25th—August 13th

Author Event: The Big Kid & Basketball


Tuesday, July 16 at 6:30pm

Thomas Dahlborg is a former Parent Partnership program leader for the National Institute for Children’s Health Quality (NICHQ), former student athlete, and a parent who became a coach. He has more than 35 years of experience leading, serving, and coaching in healthcare. Tom also volunteers for a wide range of non-profits and loves his time sponsoring and coaching young men’s basketball.

“The Big Kid and Basketball…and the Lessons He Taught His Father & Coach” tells the story of a child who overcame the impact of bullying though resilience, sports, faith, and love. In turn, he taught his dad courage and determination.

The Big Kid is a resource for parents, coaches, and student athletes alike.

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!