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June 20, 2022 @ 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Starting June 21st, the Graves Library will offer its 2022 Summer Reading Program – OCEANS OF POSSIBILITIES!

Beginning June 21st, the Graves Library will offer its 2022 Summer Reading Program – Oceans of Possibilities. We will be offering a wide range of programs including visits from local authors, a pirates and mermaids party, origami and crafts to-go, a watercolor class with a local artist, story times on the lawn, and a stuffed animals sleepover!

Click here to view a complete list of all Summer Reading Program offerings!

Click here to watch a video of Pete the Pirate telling us about all the fun he has in store for this summer!

Please call (207) 967-2778 for more details.  All ages are welcome to join.


The Gulf of Maine Research Institute (GMRI) is partnering with the Maine State Library in support of this year’s Oceans of Possibilities theme. Please enjoy these resources, provided by GMRI, pertaining to this year’s theme:

Gulf of Maine, Explained
This series of brief (<5 minute) videos present nuggets of scientific information about the Gulf of Maine in an easily digestible format.

Community/Citizen Science Investigations
GMRI’s community science program, the Ecosystem Investigation Network, features two investigations that you can participate in to contribute to scientific work regarding the Gulf of Maine. There is one focused on tracking invasive crabs in the intertidal zone, and another focused on documenting coastal flooding resulting from sea level rise.

Sea Level Rise Interactive Map