Monthly Archives: February 2012

Welcome to BPL’s New Website

Welcome to BPL’s New Website

Thank you for visiting our new website. Bookmark this new address: and discard the old one: Many thanks and congratulations go out to our web designer, Bowdoinham’s own Will Zell.

Over the next month as we integrate this site into the day-to-day

operations of the library, you may witness subtle or sometimes dramatic changes to

the content and layout of the various pages. This is all in the spirit of making this site

a custom fit for its wide variety of users and the Bowdoinham Community in particular.

If you have any content suggestions, please send us an email HERE.

If you are experiencing any technical issues with the site such as pages loading funny or not at all etc..send a message to our web designer HERE.

Happy Viewing!

   Bowdoinham Public Library


About Marvel!

Thousands of magazines, newspapers and reference books are now available online in all libraries and schools, and from any Internet- connected computer anywhere in the state of Maine.

What is MARVEL!?
MARVEL! provides every resident of Maine with access to a collection of full text and abstracts from magazines, newspapers and reference books that are credible, reputable resources. MARVEL! also provides students, business people, public library patrons, and higher education students and educators the ability to search a number of resources at one time for needed information. The print value of the resources provided in these databases would be in excess of $500,000 per library!
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About Our Critters

photo by Ed Friedman

Come visit the library and see our many animals on display.
We have a red fox, a barred owl, a snowy owl, a juvenile heron, an otter, an eel, and a sturgeon, a fisher, a bobcat, a great horned owl, 2 beavers, a coyote
and many more.

All our stuffed animals are owned by The Friends of Merrymeeting Bay and often go on field trips to local schools.

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Northern Saw-whet Owl  Great Horned Owl

Friends of the Library

The Friends of the Library is a group of townspeople interested in promoting the well being of the library.

MEETINGS: the 4th Monday of


7:00 pm at the Library

All interested patrons are very welcome!
Dues: $1.00 a year ($5.00 / family)

NEXT MEETING: October 25th 7:00 pm at the Library

President – Jill Hooper (
Vice President – Pam Lindvall
Secretary – Jennifer Foley
Treasurer – Betsy Steen

We put on a number of fund raising events:

The Library Plant Sale (38th in 2011) the 3rd Saturday in May at the Town Hall
Mini Book Sale at ‘Celebrate Bowdoinham’ September 11, 2010
The Big Book Sale in November (11/6/2010)

The Wreath and Poinsettia Sale (November-December)

Help with any of these events is always welcomed!