TumbleBooks has generously offered public libraries free access to its databases until August 31, 2020.

TumbleBooks’ databases are easy to use, and feature unlimited access from home! You can read as many books as you want, when they want, and on any device. There are no check-outs, holds, or bulky downloads.

The links below offer instant access, with no library card or authentication required:

TumbleBookLibrary – K-6 Children’s E-book Database

TumbleMath – K-6 Math E-book Database

TeenBookCloud – Gr 7-12 E-book Database

AudioBookCloud – All Ages Audiobook Database

RomanceBookCloud – Romance Novels for the Older Crowd

**Update July 14**

The library is open with extra safety precautions beginning July 14. Library hours are Tuesdays through Fridays from 9 am until 5 pm. We continue to offer curbside service at this time.

You can read our full COVID-19 Policy here. Thank you for helping to keep our library and community safe. We look forward to seeing you!

**Update June 20**

Thompson Free Library is now offering curbside pickup service Tuesdays through Fridays from 9 am to 5 pm. Contact the library or use the online catalog to make your requests.

**Update May 26**

Thompson Free Library is now accepting the return of borrowed materials. Please use the book drop located by the main entrance, which is open 24/7. All returned materials will be quarantined for 72 hours before being re-circulated.

The library is also offering curbside pickup service for books, movies, and other library materials beginning on Wednesday, June 3. Pickup hours will be Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Fridays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday morning pickups can be arranged by appointment. Please see our Curbside Service page for information about how to participate.

**Effective March 17**

In an effort to help reduce the spread of COVID-19, Thompson Free Library will be closed to the public until further notice.

This includes all scheduled in-person programs and meeting room uses. We are asking patrons to keep any checked-out materials at home until we reopen. All due dates will be extended.

Please remember that you can access WiFi 24/7 from the library parking lot, and that many library resources are available online:

We are still here to help! You can reach library staff at thompsonfreelibrary@gmail.com or leave a message at (207) 564-3350.

If you have questions about COVID-19, or need help connecting with local information or services, please call 211 or visit https://211maine.org/.

Visit our COVID-19 Resources page to stay informed about this rapidly changing situation.

The National Digital Equity Center will offer free digital literacy classes at the Thompson Free Library every Wednesday in August from 10-11:30 am. Sign up to participate at: http://digitalequitycenter.org/events-classes/.

  • Aug. 7: Connecting through Basic Technology. In this introduction to computers and devices, learn about desktops, laptops, tablets, Kindles, and smartphones.
  • Aug. 14: Protecting your Digital Presence. Learn how to protect your online presence, and how to identify fraud and scams.
  • Aug. 21: Using Technology for Better Health. Find out more about software apps and devices, such as FitBits, that can help you to monitor your health.
  • Aug. 28: Getting What you Need Online. Learn how to stay connected and engaged through social media.

Tracing your family tree has never been easier!

Join B.J. Jamieson, the genealogy specialist at the Maine State Library, at the Thompson Free Library on Tuesday, June 25 at 1:30 pm to learn how to get started finding your family’s stories.

You’ll learn about the free digital resources available through the new Digital Maine Library, including Ancestry and MyHeritage, and have plenty of time to ask questions.

February is Low Vision Awareness Month. Stop by the library to check out this fun display, which includes information about braille and low vision. Try spelling a word in braille or reading braille books, and learn more about resources and services.

Do you have Macular Degeneration or Diabetic Eye Disease? Or other eye conditions? Looking for resources and support? The Dover Low Vision Group meets the first Friday of each month from 10-11:30 am at the Thayer Parkway Community Room (33 Thayer Parkway, Dover-Foxcroft). All are welcome to attend.

For information on vision rehabilitation services, vision medical services, transportation resources, and more, visit the Iris Network Resource Directory at: https://www.theiris.org/resources