The Vassalboro Community School Librarian – Melora Norman – and the Vassalboro Public Library Director – Brian Stanley – have received a grant from the American Library Association – Libraries Transforming Communities – to do a Community Read in Vassalboro.
The Community Read will begin in May and be centered around the Alewife Restoration Initiative, in Vassalboro. The two books chosen are Swimming Home by Maine author Susan Hand Shetterly, and The Alewives’ Tale, by Barbara Brennessel. Both of these books describe similar alewife restoration efforts in Maine and New England. They will be available through checkout at the Vassalboro Puvblic Library and donated to residents of the community in the summer.
Authors of the books and some experts of the Restoration Project will share their expertise via a special series of online presentations in May. Interested individuals throughout the state are welcome to attend these programs. Please check the website for a full list of events and to register.
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