Summer 2023 Programs! 

Hans Krichels
Monday, August 7th, 6PM
Brewer Public Library, Cayford Room

On Monday, August 7th at 6pm, the Brewer Public Library will host Maine author Hans Krichels in the Library’s Cayford Room. Mr. Krichels will give a reading, answer questions, and sign books.

A conservationist and holder of advanced degrees in literature and linguistics, Hans Krichels is a former journalist and field worker for The Dictionary of American Regional English. He currently lives with his partner Nancy in Bucksport, Maine.

Tess Gerritsen
Monday, August 14th, 6PM
Joseph L. Ferris Community Center, 318 Wilson Street

On Monday, August 14th at 6pm, the Brewer Public Library will host bestselling author Tess Gerritsen at the Joseph L. Ferris Community Center at 318 Wilson Street. Miss Gerritsen will give a reading, answer questions, and sign books. Copies of her books will be available to purchase.

Gerritsen’s books have been top-3 bestsellers in the United States and number one bestsellers abroad. She has won both the Nero Wolfe Award (for Vanish) and the Rita Award (for The Surgeon). Critics around the world have praised her novels as “Pulse-pounding fun” (Philadelphia Inquirer), “Scary and brilliant” (Toronto Globe and Mail), and “Polished, riveting prose” (Chicago Tribune). Publisher Weekly has dubbed her the “medical suspense queen”.


Register for Brewer Public Library’s 2023 summer reading program, All Together Now! Prizes, events, and a year-end party!

Reading Suggestions!

Newborn – Grade 1

Parents are encouraged to set an amount of time to read with children together each week

Grade 2 – Grade 3

Children are required to read 15 easy reader books or short chapter books

Grade 4 – Grade 5

Children are required to read five or more self-selected chapter books

Grade 6 – 12

Students record titles read and turn them in at the circulation desk once a week. Each title counts as a an entry into a prize drawing.


Newborn – 1st Grade

Choose from our prize box every week!

Kindergarten – 5th Grade

Thanks to the Ralph J Pollard Lodge #217, K – 5 students will have the chance to win bikes! Names will be drawn, and the winners will be announced during the end of summer reading party on August 4th.

6th – 12th Grade

Bookish Bag

Three special edition YA books, a Kindle, a tote bag, and a $25 gift card to Barnes & Noble

$50 Barnes & Noble Gift Card

$25 Nintendo Gift Card


Story Time – Tues & Wed, 10:30am – 11:15am (Newborn – 5 years old)

Join Miss Shelley for stories, a snack, and an activity.

Pick a Better Snack – Thursdays, 1:30pm – 2:00pm (Grades 2&3)

Join Ms. Brooke of Maine SNAP-Ed for nutrition education, a food tasting, and a physical activity. Call 989-7943 to register. Pre-registration is required.

Food Smarts Kids – Thursdays, 2:00pm – 3:00pm (Grades 4&5)

Food Smarts Kids is a learner-centered nutrition education and cooking curriculum, covering several core nutrition principles including eating a variety of foods, choosing whole foods, consuming water more often, and physical activity.

Come Together Through Reading – Wednesdays, 1:30pm – 2:30pm (Grades 2 – 5)

Join Miss Shelley for a series of four programs, which feature a fun activity!

Summer Reading Celebration Party!                                                                     Friday, August 4th, 11:30am

Join us for pizza and cake with our firefighters. Bikes and other prizes will be handed out during the celebration!

Thank You to our Sponsors!

Brewer Library Association

Brewer Kiwanis

Ralph J Pollard Lodge #217

Bangor Public Health & Community Services

Maine Audubon Nature Explorer Backpacks

You can now check out three Maine Audubon Nature Explorer Backpacks! The birds, wildlife, and plant-themed packs make it easier for families to get outside, connect to nature, and learn about Maine’s habitat year-round. The backpacks are made possible by Maine Audubon and the Stephen and Tabitha King Foundation.


Board Games!

Check out one of our thirty-three different board games! From classics like Chess and the Game of Life to more obscure indie games like Zogar’s Gate and Four Tribes, we have something for everyone. Click here to see what we have and put one on hold!


Seasonal Programs


This seasonal project will be up at the Brewer Rec., Memorial Day through Indigenous Peoples’ Day. Please call the Library for more information on the project.



Visit our online calendar which includes even more City of Brewer events!


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