Winter read to honor park centennial

Small_as_an_Elephant spoonhandleSOUTHWEST HARBOR — A cozy winter community read to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Acadia National Park will take place in February at local libraries from Bangor to Mount Desert Island.

The libraries are banding together to get people in the region affiliated with Acadia to read and discuss the same books – the nonfiction “The End of Night: Searching for Natural Darkness in an Age of Artificial Light” by Paul Bogard, the classic Maine novel “Spoonhandle” by Ruth Moore, and for readers 8 to 12, the novel “Small as an Elephant” by Jennifer Richard Jacobson. These books will be available at the libraries to borrow or purchase at a reduced cost in early January. They are also available now at Sherman’s book stores.

Each library will offer different activities related to the books, including discussions, programs, exhend of nightibits and other fun things.

Participating libraries cover most of the Acadia National Park area: the Bangor Public Library, the Bass Harbor Memorial Library, the Blue Hill Public Library, the Ellsworth Public Library, the Islesford Library on Little Cranberry Island, the Jesup Memorial Library in Bar Harbor, the Northeast Harbor Library, the Somesville Library Association, the Southwest Harbor Public Library and the Swans Island Library.

Contact your local library or the Southwest Harbor Public Library at 244-7065.

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