August 2023 Newsletter

West Buxton Public Library

Caroline Nickerson Library Director (207) 727-5898

August 2023 Newsletter
The Summer Reading Program ends Tuesday, August 15!

Upcoming Events Story Time August 8, August 15, August 22, August 29 10:30-11am LEGO Club August 6, August 13, August 20, August 27 1-3pm (drop-in anytime) Memoir Writing Workshop in person at Melody’s home (upcoming) September 13 3:30-5:30pm

Chat with Caroline
Dear Wonderful Patrons, The summer is almost over, and the summer reading program ends Tuesday, August 15! Turn in your reading logs and/or Bingo boards by then to earn raffle tickets for a $10 Amazon gift card or a $10 gift certificate to Low’s Variety. Raffle winners will be drawn on Thursday, August 17. Join me for Story Time on Tuesday mornings from 10:30-11am. Listen to a story, sing some songs, enjoy some felt board fun, and participate in a craft. Try a challenge or free build during Lego Club on Sunday afternoons. All ages are welcome. Lego Club is from 1-3pm but you may arrive and leave at your leisure within this time frame. Feel free to join one or more Lego Clubs as your schedule allows. If you have thought about writing your memoir, join Lorraine Lindstedt at the memoir writing workshop next month. September’s workshop will be graciously hosted in person by one of the members, Melody, at her home on Wednesday, September 13 from 3:30-5:30pm. For more information, email Lorraine at See the following “Stay Tuned…” page for more information. Continue reading to hear the latest news and events from the West Buxton Public Library. Thank you for your support and I hope to see you soon at the library. Sincerely, Caroline Nickerson Library Director

Stay Tuned… Memoir Writing Workshop Wednesday, September 13 At the home of one of the workshop members, Melody 3:30-5:30pm Bring a snack to share
Begin with an Ice-Breaker: A game from days when car trips did not include electronic entertainment for children: “We’re going on a picnic, what will you bring?”  
Then a 15 minute writing prompt, one of the following, or your choice: If you are the Mega Billions winner, what is your fantasy? Invite someone to dinner, past or present.
One of the member’s birthday messages lead the group to their next writing prompt: (pick one or more) Birthday Traditions How You Celebrate Birthday Remembrances
Melody is hosting two foreign exchange students who are writers and interested in meeting the group. The group thought stories about birthdays might be an interesting look at our culture.
Lorraine will attempt to include a zoom connection as well.  If you have experience in doing a hybrid meeting, any information will be appreciated.

Upcoming Events *NOTE: Story Time is from 10:30-11 every Tuesday morning. Join Caroline for a story, songs, felt board, and a craft. *NOTE: the workshop next month will be graciously hosted in person by one of the members, Melody, at her home on Wednesday, September 13 from 3:30-5:30pm. For more information, email Lorraine at

LEGO Club is from 1-3pm every Sunday.
Drop ins welcome.
Take one of our LEGO challenges, make a design from “The LEGO Ideas Book,” or create your own design.
All LEGO creations stay at the library so there will be plenty of bricks for the next event.
Caroline will display any creations on the windowsill next to the makerspace table until the next event. Monthly Calendar of Events



Sunday  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
1 2 3 4 5

6 7 8 9 10 11 12 LEGO Club 1-3pm
Story Time 10:30-11am Memoir Writing Workshop on Zoom 6:30-8:30pm

13 14 15 16 17 18 19 LEGO Club 1-3pm
Summer Reading Program ends! Story Time 10:30-11am

20 21 22 23 24 25 26 LEGO Club 1-3pm
Story Time 10:30-11am

27 28 29 30 31
LEGO Club 1-3pm
Story Time 10:30-11am

30 LEGO Club 1-3pm 31

Recent Highlights Lego Club participants were up for the following challenge: “You and 4 friends are stranded on an island. Build a boat to find a way home.”

Story time participants enjoyed decorating foam pirate swords and using the acrylic paint pouring technique to create their own coasters.