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11.7.22 | Upcoming Skidompha Poetry Group Reading and Display

Dear Friends, Some of you know we have a group of passionate poetry lovers who meet every Friday at 10:00 a.m. over Zoom. They start the day by reading or listening to a few good poems. This group has been meeting year-round for two and a half years. Jeannette, our Director of Communications and Online… Read more »

11.10.22 | Honoring Veterans

Dear Friends, Tomorrow is Veterans Day, and I want to offer my thanks to all veterans in all branches and recognize your service and sacrifice. In my lifetime, I have benefited greatly by spending time with veterans, listening to their stories, and learning. Sometimes these personal stories are lost amidst the broader coverage of world… Read more »

10.27.22 | Our Amazing Adult Circ Staff

Dear Friends, I am so proud to highlight the exceptional work happening in our kids, teens, and adult programs, and lately, there is always something exciting and new to report. But it occurs to me that it’s been a while since I mentioned our brilliant adult circulation staff. As I work in my office, one… Read more »

10.20.22 | Kids Programming Highlights

Dear Friends,   A highlight of my job is definitely the fact that I enjoy the physical space of the library. I love spending time in the sun-filled atrium and watching the light shift with each passing hour. I love walking toward the back entrance and seeing the vibrant art that rotates into the library… Read more »

10.13.22 | Teen Program Highlights

Dear Friends, Sometimes I find myself reflecting on my teen years and marveling how, even though they were long ago, they sometimes come back to me in remarkably fresh and vivid memories. I think it’s because the teen years are so impactful and emotionally charged. Our teen years are defined by change; we explore, grow,… Read more »

10.6.22 | Donuts & Devices | Digital Literacy Workshops

Dear Friends, The chill in the air brings a strong desire for all things fall and cozy—warm cider, pumpkins, the next book on my reading list, and a warm cat to snuggle with while I read. I felt a surge of excitement as I flipped the calendar to October, mainly because of the programming we… Read more »

9.29.22 | Skidompha Staff Love To Collaborate!

Dear Friends, Jessie, Youth Services Librarian, here again. I’m just dropping by to let you all know that I’ll be out of town for a few weeks. Fear not! Kristi, our wonderful, kind, and enthusiastic Teen Librarian, will hold down the fort. I know the library will run as smoothly as ever, and all our… Read more »

9.22.22 | Meet Migaloo – The Whale Who Just Swam Into The Atrium

Dear Friends, You may have noticed something a little different when you walked into the library this week. The 20+ foot long Humpback Whale sculpture hanging from the ceiling? I can’t stop staring! It is majestic and gorgeous, and I am totally smitten. For now, we’re informally calling it Migaloo after the famous hypo-pigmented (or… Read more »

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 »