Bangor Public Library’s
2019 Solar Trail


Tuesday, June 25 - August 28

Prize drawing for completing the Solar Trail will be held on Thursday, August 29.

Paper Trail Guides are available at Bangor Public Library.

Adults, kids, and families, get out and about this summer and follow the Solar Trail throughout Bangor. As part of this year's Summer Reading Program, the Bangor Public Library would like to invite you to travel to the edges of OUR galaxy and learn a little bit about the solar system and its planets.

The Solar Trail begins at the Bangor Public Library, in the BPL Dome, with the Sun. From there, the Solar Trail will lead you on a scale model trip of our galaxy across Bangor. Use the Trail Guide to locate stops along the trail.

On display in local area businesses and organizations listed in the Solar Trail Guide flyer, you will find a fact sheet about the planets in our galaxy. You can answers the questions in the brochure from those fact sheets. Thank you to everyone hosting planets: 98 Wake n’ Shake, Maine Jewelry & Art, One Lupine Fiber Arts, Bangor City Hall, Maine Discovery Museum, Bangor Historical Society, St. Joseph Healthcare, Moe’s Original BBQ, Eastern Maine Community College Library, and Sweet Frog.

If you make it all the way to Pluto, displayed at Sweet Frog, you will earn a small frozen yogurt, fully loaded, for $3.00 and a coupon for a dollar off your next purchase.

Once you have completed the Solar Trail and answered all of the questions, return the completed guide to the Reference Department by Wednesday, August 28th to be entered into a drawing to win one of two great grand prizes.

The drawing will take place at the live ReadME, "Maine Calling" broadcast event to be held on Thursday, August 29th, 1:00-2:00 PM at Bangor Public Library.

For your convenience, you can download the Solar Trail Guide by clicking on the link below and then drop it off with Reference when you have finished, but no later than August 28th.

To make the Solar Trail even more convenient, you can submit all of your answers online. Click the “Submit Answers Online” button below and enter your answers into the form provided, by August 28th, and you will be entered into our grand prize drawing for a chance to win one of two great grand prizes.

We’d like to thank the Challenger Learning Center of Maine and the Emera Astronomy Center for their support of our summer programs. AND, thank you to The Briar Patch, Tilbury House Publishers, and Sarah Parcak for their additions to our prize packs.