IIT and ALPL Story Walk 2021

The Alice L. Pendleton Library and Islesboro Islands Trust partner, for the sixth year, to bring a StoryWalk® to the Islesboro community!

 

This season's StoryWalk®, located at IIT's Hinkle Preserve, features the children's book Peter and the Tree Children, written by Peter Wohlleben and illustrated by Cale Atkinson.

 

Join Peter and his squirrel friend, Piet, on their search for the Tree Children, while following this easy, 1/3 mile hiking trail through rolling fern fields and mixed-wood forest.

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The IIT Hinkle Preserve can be found on Point Comfort Rd., the next road North of IIT's Blueberry Hill Preserve. This StoryWalk installation is available to view now and will remain in place until September 7th.
Gardening Tools Available at
the ALP Library!
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Just in time for the season -- gardening tools for loan at the library! Hand-powered seed spreader, extension tree pruner/saw, large capacity spreader, loppers, hedge shears, hand cart/dolly, 5-in-1 planter tool, magnetic sweeper, Japanese hand saw, 5 lb. sledge hammer, child's wheelbarrow, 3 gallon weeder, mattock. Make your garden/lawn dreams come true! (We also have lots of books on gardening, organic lawn care, healthy yards, conservation, etc.)
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Sunrise at Stonehenge at Summer Solstice

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Islesboro Islands Trust
June Activity Kits!
IIT is offering Monthly Activity Kits for children ages 3-7 and parents. Have fun getting outdoors and connecting with nature with the help of a new seasonally-themed kit every month! Activity Kits are available for pick-up at the Alice L. Pendleton Library. Ask for one at the front desk. While at the library, you can check out some of the books each kit recommends or tune in to the Library Story Time to catch a recorded reading from each month's book list.
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June Activity Kit - The Summer Solstice

 

Kit Includes:

Earth Rotation Diagrams & Solstice Facts

Celebrating the Solstice, the World Over

Sun Weaving Craft

Flower Crown & Mandala Making Instructions

Sun Printing Kit

Sun Science Experiments: sundials, solar ovens & heat experiments

Most activities require only common household items. IIT has included materials that may not be as easily accessed. Questions? Or for more information, contact Chloe Joule at iitcjoule@gmail.com or (207) 734-6907, or check out the Islesboro Islands Trust Website.
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Don't See the Book You Want in the Library?
Here's How to Get It!

Inter-library Loan

In most cases, we can request a book from another library and have it within a few days. Just ask at the circulation desk.

 

Request for Purchase

We love getting requests and recommendations! If we think the book should be in the ALPL collection, we’ll buy it and let you know when it is available for check-out.

 

Cloud Library

Hundreds of e-books and audio books are available on Cloud Library through our website. Just go to alplibrary.org, click on “On-line Resources,” and scroll down to Cloud Library. Once you enter your library card number and download the appropriate app, you can access fiction, non-fiction, best sellers, classics, young adult, and childrens’ books and enjoy these resources  on your personal media devices.          

Recorded Programs

Watch pre-recorded programs  HERE.

 

Book Blog.  Join Library Assistant Richard Coombs as he reads excerpts from new arrivals.

 

Story Time. Follow along with Ms. Melissa as she reads the ten Chickadee Award nominees, then follow the link at the end of the video to a fun craft related to the story.

 

Website Walkthrough and Zoom Tutorial.  Learn how to use Zoom and all that our website has to offer.

Donations Welcomed

Consider making a direct donation to the Friends of the Library by sending a check made out to Friends of the Alice L. Pendleton Library to P.O. Box 87, Islesboro, ME 04848.  Thank you!

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