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The Bailey Public Library launched the Winthrop Community Read in 2012 as our community-wide summer reading program for adults. The program offers neighbors, families and friends opportunities to connect, learn, and grow by reading and discussing themes explored in one specific title. The selections are usually contemporary literary fiction, but with some exceptions: 2013 focused on a memoir; 2016 focused on a youth selection for an inter-generational Community Read; and 2018 focuses on two titles: a collection of short stories and a non-fiction book for a statewide collaboration with the Maine Humanities Council and over 75 other Maine libraries. The program takes place each summer and the library hosts the author of the year’s selection in addition to a separate community discussion at the library.

2018 Program:
For the 2018 Community Read the Bailey Library is partnering with the Maine Humanities Council and over 75 other Maine Libraries to focus on two titles: River Talk by CB Anderson and Settled in the Wild by Susan Hand Shetterly. The Bailey Library will host a public discussion on “Settled in the Wild” on July 18th at 6:00pm and on “River Talk” on August 15th at 6:00pm. The Maine State Library will host a live Maine Calling event on August 22nd, 2018 at 1:00pm.

Past Community Read titles:
2017: A Piece of the World by Christina Baker Kline
2016: A Handful of Stars by Cynthia Lord
2015: White Dog Fell from the Sky by Eleanor Morse
2014: Paris Was the Place by Susan Conley
2013: When We Were the Kennedys by Monica Wood
2012: Father of the Rain by Lily King

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The Friends of the Library have been hard at work setting up for the annual book sale, which is this Saturday, July 21st from 9am-2pm! ... See MoreSee Less

The Friends of the Library have been hard at work setting up for the annual book sale, which is this Saturday, July 21st from 9am-2pm!Image attachment

 

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