Posts By: Jen B.

Pop Quiz!

The countdown is on – only five more days until school begins on August 31! The first day of school is always a bitter-sweet moment for us at the Topsham Public Library because that means summer reading will soon be over and lazy summer days are quickly coming to an end. So, to help get… Read more »

God Save the Queen!

Don’t worry! Don’t worry! We have not been invaded! Periodically throughout the next couple of months, I am going to highlight a member of the Topsham Public Library staff. We see so many different faces every day, I thought it would be nice to introduce ourselves and help you get to know us a little… Read more »

What to Read Next?

Do you ever find yourself in need of a book suggestion? Of course you do, we all do. Sometimes it’s hard knowing what book to try next. I find it especially hard after finishing a good book – nothing else quite matches up. At the library, we are often asked for book suggestions, and we… Read more »

National Book Lovers Day

I learned something new today, and I wish I had known it sooner. Do you know there is a National Book Lovers Day? I did not know that! This Sunday, August 9, 2015 is National Book Lovers Day and I plan to celebrate. First, I’m going to make sure I have piles and piles of… Read more »

Literary Day Trips

Summer is speeding on by and there is still so much to do! Are you aware of the literary adventures you can have in the State of Maine? Naturally, your first literary adventures are right here in Topsham. Maine Fiberarts at 13 Main Street has a current exhibit running through September 30, 2015 titled Handmade Artists’ Books: One… Read more »

Stay in the loop!

Libraries aren’t just about reading anymore, and that is certainly true here at the Topsham Public Library. Naturally, we are still big on books, but we also offer children’s programming, teen programming, adult programming, a job information center, and computer access for the public just to name a few of our services. Do you know,… Read more »

Get Your Hero On!

Holy Reading, Batman! There is a change in the air and it has nothing to do with the weather. Summer reading only began a week ago, and already there are children claiming their first prizes! SHAZAAM! If you haven’t picked up your summer reading packet yet, IT’S NOT TOO LATE. Things are just getting started…. Read more »

Art is Elementary

My refrigerator used to be the hottest art gallery in town.  It was covered with finger paintings and drawings and collages galore. It was refreshing to see the artwork of uninhibited children. Now, it is covered with miscellaneous notices that go, mainly, unnoticed. I displayed, with great pride, the beautiful works of art that my… Read more »

Falling in Love with Reading

Hi! My name is Jen and you will find me working the circulation desk here at the Topsham Public Library. I grew up in Topsham, and I used to frequent the library when Mrs. Coro sat behind the desk at the old house on Pleasant Street. I loved walking through the maze of little rooms… Read more »