Monthly Archives: September 2022

9.15.22 | Help Us Celebrate Banned Books Week!

Dear Friends, A quick note before I start, the most recent Skidompha Scoop in this week’s Lincoln County News was submitted for publication in error. The Skidompha Secondhand Book Shop’s number is NOT changing. It will stay the SAME as it has always been at (207) 563-7807. When you call, please continue using the current… Read more »

9.8.22 | Submission Deadline Is October 15 for EPOCH Teen Magazine

Dear Friends, Another way I’ve begun to mark seasons is by library programming. The start of fall reminds me that another issue of EPOCH magazine, our teen magazine highlighting the writing and artwork of teens in grades 7 – 12, is about to begin! Our editorial board will begin meeting in October, and our EPOCH… Read more »

9.1.22 | Fall Book Groups Are Beginning In September!

  Dear Friends, Even though it has been years since I’ve gone looking for a backpack to hold all of my books or carefully printed out my supplies list to make sure I had the precise notebook, pencil, and calculator I’d need to begin, the rhythm of the back-to-school season still lives in my body…. Read more »

8.25.22 | We’re Not Closing Early This Friday!

Dear Friends, Each year, I find myself learning more and more about flexibility and patience—especially true during these last three years. I got another chance to practice this week while I was traveling when a few days into my vacation, I found out I had Covid. So my plans to come back and our staff… Read more »

8.18.22 | Jessie, Youth Services Librarian Here!

  Hello all, Jessie, Youth Services Librarian, here—Matthew’s away on vacation, so he’s left this letter in my hands this week (insert evil laugh here). All kidding aside, I’m actually just really excited to tell you all about some of the unique items we have in the Youth Services Library. Did you know we have… Read more »

8.11.22 | Vacation Time!

Dear Friends, Just a short note this time. I am heading to North Carolina next week to visit with family. The picture above shows the view from my dad’s backyard, where I enjoy my morning coffee. If I’m lucky, I’ll share the time with dolphins, rays, eagles, and osprey. I hope you can find some… Read more »

8.4.22 | Summer Reading Program Updates

Dear Friends, Skidompha has been bustling this summer. I have been blown away by our staff’s commitment to offering so many incredible Summer Reading Program events and by the response from our community and visitors to Damariscotta. We still have a few weeks left to enjoy these summer programs, but I wanted to spend time… Read more »

7.28.22 | Skidompha Is Now A Free Covid PCR Testing Site

Dear Friends, We are excited to share the news that Skidompha will become a temporary Covid testing site starting this week. This service will be offered to the community through the fall. PCR testing will be offered on Wednesdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., starting on Friday,  July 29th. We will then… Read more »

7.21.22 | Phone Number Update

Dear Friends, I got up early this morning, and the joy from that decision lingers as I sit here at my computer to write to you. I love walking through town early in the morning before things fully wake up. I took advantage of the quiet to sit on one of the benches across the… Read more »

7.14.22 | New Art Installation Outside Skidompha!

Dear Friends, If you’ve taken a stroll down Main Street or driven by the front of the library lately, you may have noticed the giant art installation hanging there. This gorgeous piece of collaborative community art is here thanks to the creative imaginations of Jessie, our Youth Services Librarian, and local artist Erica Qualey. They… Read more »