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Kirsten Cappy <[log in to unmask]>
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Kirsten Cappy <[log in to unmask]>
Fri, 11 Feb 2022 17:27:20 -0500
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Portland Public Library has a loanable StoryWalk of Cathryn Falwell's RAINBOW STEW which has been used at Farmer's Markets.

Read On,

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> On Feb 11, 2022, at 4:45 PM, Mary Beckett <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Hi Kelly,
> I do a pop-up storytime at our local Farmer’s Market. I set-up in a grassy area with good visibility to all the vendors.  Kids will often sit with me while the parents will do their shopping so I want them to be able to see their parents.  I have a beach/sun style tent, a low lawn chair, and colorful quilts for sitting on.  I also painted over a lawn style political sign that I can insert into the ground.  I have a bag of books for reading and a box of books for giving away.  I also have a paved area nearby so I bring sidewalk chalk.
> Make sure to find out who is in charge of the market and get the okay from them.  They don’t charge us because we’re a non-profit and also because we’re making it easier for parents to shop.  It’s my favorite thing ever!  So fun!
> -Mary
> Quoting Kelly Greenlee <[log in to unmask]>:
>> Good afternoon, all.
>> I am looking to establish a library presence at our local farmer's market.
>> For those of you who have traveled this road, what good advice can you give
>> me. I am curious about cost, what your setup looks like, whether you use it
>> as a mobile library (to circulate materials) or just an informational
>> booth, dos and don'ts, and anything in between. Are you there weekly,
>> monthly, etc.? All information is good information.
>> Thank you!
>> --Kelly
>> Kelly Greenlee
>> Community Outreach Librarian
>> Prince Memorial Library, Cumberland
>> 207-829-2215
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> Mary A. Beckett
> Youth Services Librarian
> Edythe L. Dyer Community Library
> 269 Main Road North
> Hampden, Maine 04444
> 207-862-3550