Stuck at home, Spring 2020


Things to do when you are home safe….

My new coworker is shedding, slightly stinky and has a problem respecting personal space!


“helping” sort the library’s mail

I will try to update this page regularly with craft ideas, book recommendations, links to online resources and free Ebooks, and silly photos of my dog, Loki. If you have any ideas for crafts or have anything else to add to this page (including a photo of your pet) send them to me and I will post them here.

Be patient with the development of this page, this is my first pandemic 🙂

Remember, we are all in this together!






Interested in making a book hedgehog?

Click the link below for the instructions.

book hedgehog 



More craft ideas: 3d heart directions or paper flower or Tissue Flowers With Colored Tips or crinkled paper

dragon coloring sheets or teen bingo or teen book making instructions

Interested in origami? Visit this site:

Tutorial on book folding-watch this:

Nicole’s tutorial on watercolor painting can be found here: 


$50 Smitty’s raffle

Teen review form

Fill out this simple form and your name will be entered into a raffle for a $50 gift certificate to Smitty's. Winner will be chosen when everything is back to normal and everyone will REALLY need a night out!!
  • Rate between 1 (awful) and 10 (amazing)
  • Give a brief description of your favorite part of the book/movie.
  • Give a brief description of what you liked the least about the book/movie



Enjoy the outdoors from home with these livecams! Observe animals and their habitats all over the world with live nature cams! And check back later in the spring for puffins on Seal Island in Maine.

Try taking a virtual tour by visiting It can be a little awkward (at least for me) but the photos are amazing!


Sources of free Ebooks:






TEEN BOOK CLOUD: an online collection of ebooks, enhanced novels, graphic novels, videos and audio books, which offers teens all reading levels access to an amazing range of content. Just click on the link – no library card needed!



CLOUD LIBRARY: download new, popular and bestselling audiobooks and eBooks with your library card! Download the cloudLibrary app to your device for free, enter your library card number and go!


Other resources

DIGITAL MAINE LIBRARY: a curated collection of educational and informational databases for high school students from the Maine State Library. Easy to access with your library card.

Tour hundreds of college campuses virtually at

MEDLINE PLUS FOR TEENS: presents high-quality, relevant health and wellness information that is trusted, easy to understand, and free of advertising, in both English and Spanish. A service of the National Library of Medicine.

ROSETTA STONE is offering up to 250 hours of language learning in 24 languages free to all K-12 students for three months.


Reading Without Walls Challenge

Former National Ambassador of Young People’s Literature, Gene Luen Yang, issued a challenge to all readers to read without walls in one of the three ways below.

1. Read a book about a character who doesn’t look like you or live like you.

2. Read a book about a topic you don’t know much about.

3. Read a book in a format that you don’t normally read for fun. This might be a chapter book, a graphic novel, a book in verse, a picture book, or a hybrid book.