A different Community Hero will visit the Skowhegan Free Public Library every Wednesday morning this summer to share favorite childhood stories with young readers. Children’s Librarian Angie Herrick described the program as a fun time for children ages 2-12. A discussion follows the story and the hero of the day will talk about his or her community job and day-to-day activities. Participants can make a craft focused on that particular profession. The day Skowhegan Town Manager Christine Almand visited, children made maps of their town with cut-out buildings, and even cars that actually moved. Other local heroes that volunteer their time include Dr. Michael Lambke, Officer Dave Daigneault, Game Warden Josh Bubier, Firefighter Rick Caldwell, EMT Everett Flannery and Dr. Gail Gibson.

A series of free family programs are also a summer highlight at the library. A puppet show “Tales of Heroism and Nonsense!” was held July 2. A visit from Farmer Minor and Daisy is planned for Aug. 4, with a Superhero Science Show is set for Aug. 11.

For more information, call the library at 474 9072, or visit library’s Facebook page.


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