Morse Library, Cooperative Extension partner on children’s science activities

GREENE — The Morse Library has announced a new partnership with the UMaine Cooperative Extension to offer children’s programming this winter.
During the January, February and March, the 4-H program will offer twice-monthly afternoon activities for children in third through sixth grades.
The activities will include experimenting with invisible inks, examining the insulating properties of natural fibers and a study of seeds to learn about the germination process.
The classes are free to attend, but space is limited; children should be signed up in advance. Cathy Gray from cooperative extension will be at the library 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec 14 to talk with families and sign children up. Those who aren’t able to attend can call the library at 207-946-5544 to sign up.
The library also recently received a Maine Public Library’s Fund grant of $800. The money will be used toward setting up a traveling photo exhibit to celebrate Maine’s bicentennial in 2020.
The library will work with the Greene Historical Society to curate a selection of historical photos and create an interactive exhibit that can be set up at the library, the historical society and the town office to encourage residents to learn more about the people of Greene who helped make Maine a state.
The MPLF grants are issued by the Maine State Library and are funded by taxpayers who check yes to funding Maine’s public libraries on their tax returns.