Naples Public Library NewsletterFebruary 2014
Dear Patron,


We devoted this month's issue to offer you many examples of how your Library can help you, and to remind you how you can help us!   


Please note that if you see any text below that is underlined in blue, you can click on that to access information, email or a web link.  


How we can help you!


We're going to feature a video each month in this newsletter with a helpful tip.  Please click here to go to the new YouTube page and watch our first video.  It is an introduction to using the NPL website and card catalog! If you like this video, please feel free to share with your family and friends and encourage them to sign up for the Naples Public Library Newsletter by sending us an email.  We will be adding videos each month, so check back periodically at the Naples Public Library YouTube page.


We can also help you...

Speaking of taxes, NPL has copies of the most frequently requested tax forms printed and ready for your use. We can get you tax forms at no cost, but we do need to charge our standard 20 per page if you would like instructional booklets printed.


Please find out more about our online and digital services by clicking on the Marvel, Download Library or Learning Express links to the right.  Marvel will answer your questions.  You can borrow eBooks and audiobooks for free at the Download Library.  And lastly, LearningExpress has hundreds of video tutorials ranging from how to register to be a Marvel user to how to get legal assistance and much, much more!


Christine Powers, Director
Naples Public Library
How You Can Help Us!

Thank you if you have already made a contribution to the Naples Public Library annual appeal.  To continue to provide the many services at NPL, we rely on your support. If you have not yet had a chance to make a donation, we ask that you please click here to donate online via PayPal.  You can also mail your tax deductible donation to us at the address listed below.


You can support all Maine Libraries by donating via your Maine income tax form. Proceeds from the 2013 tax check-off supported the purchase of additional Ebooks for the Maine InfoNet Download Library. In 2013, 1,013 Naples Public Library patrons borrowed 1,013 eBooks through the Maine State Library and 453 audiobooks.  Depending on the amount of funds raised, the check-off could also support:

  • Expanding interlibrary loan support
  • Creating new library programming
  • Supporting special consultant services from which all can benefit
  • And so much more!
Click here or to find out more about supporting Maine Libraries on your 2013 Maine Income Tax form. 
We are looking for some desk volunteers in the Children's Library as well as story time readers.  Please consider sharing your talents!

We're working on a Naples Public Library BLOG for book reviews.  Would you like to write a review?  Let us know via email.

Please note the "Help Your Library" box along the right side of this newsletter in red for other ideas on how you can help. 


As always, we thank you for your patronage and your support.


Adult Library

Writer's Workshop
Saturday, 2/1, 2/8, 2/15 & 2/22 from 10:00 a.m. to 12 Noon

Needlecraft Gathering
Thursday, 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, & 2/27 from 1 to 2:30 p.m.

Scrabble Group
Tuesday, February 11 & 25 at 7 p.m.

NPL Book Club
Wednesday, February 19, 1:30 p.m. Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker by Jennifer Chiaverini.

The Writers Workshop is picking up steam and will continue to meet every Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. We'd love more participants for the Weekly Needlecraft Gathering on Thursdays from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.  Please bring your current project and we'll discuss future meetings.
We have a few patrons interested in an classes.  Please email us if you would like to put your name on the list!   
Children's Library
Weekly Events

PreSchool Storytime
Tuesdays 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Storytime with Music
Thursdays 10:30-11:00 a.m. 

Pajama Storytime
Thursdays 6:00 to 6:45 p.m.

Lego Club & K-3 Lego Club
Second and fourth Thursday of each month 4:00 p.m.
January 9 and 23 at 4:00 p.m.

Pokemon Club
January 2 &16 at 4:00 p.m.

Special Events
Valentine's Cards
February 11, 12 and 13 at any time
Pop in to make a valentine for someone special!
Homeschool Information Presentation
February 12 from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. (Snowdate 2/19, if MSAD 61 cancels classes, the library is closed.)
February 18 at 4:00 p.m. Smurfs 2
SnowMan Activities
February 19 from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. - Snowman races, hot cocoa and more!
About Naples Public Library
Founded in 1907, our library is located in the historic Locust House just north of the Naples causeway.  We offer an extensive collection of new and classic books, DVDs, and other media.  Desktops, laptops, and tablets are available for public use at no charge.  Or bring your own device as our free wi-fi extends throughout the library grounds.  Our staff members are available to help you with your information or resource requests. Come visit us!


P.O. Box 1717
Naples, Maine 04055
Naples Public Library


Library Hours
Tuesday & Thursday 10 a.m. -7 p.m.
Wednesday 2 p.m. - 7p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Summer Hours:
We are open Fridays 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
from the Friday before the 4th of July to the Friday before Labor Day.

Help Your Library
Our library depends on assistance from our generous patrons to provide needed resources and services.  Help can come in many ways:
  • Donate online or in person;
  • Volunteer your time;
  • Donate items such as: Transfer Station coupons, a roll of stamps, a ream of copy paper, cleaning supplies, etc.
  • Donate a new book by your favorite author;
  • Sponsor a magazine;
  • Sponsor a newspaper;
  • Underwrite a program;
  • Teach a craft class;
  • Donate gently used books, DVDs, puzzles for us to add to the Book Barn;
  • Shop in our Book Barn;
  • Attend the House Tour;
  • Ask if your home would be eligible for the House Tour;
  • Come to our annual yard sale;
  • Come to our annual Thanksgiving Cookie Walk & Mini Art Sale!


Thank you! 

Click here for the NPL Card Catalog.
Click here for Marvel, the Maine Online Databases.
Click here for Maine Infonet Download Library.
Click here for Digital Learning.
Click here to donate via your Maine income tax form.

If you have not already had your account set up for online access, please contact us via email by clicking on the link below to learn how.

call us at 207/693-6841, email or visit our website.


Can't wait for next month's newsletter to find out what's going on at Your Library?