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12.16.21 | Holiday Closure Reminder & Updates

Dear Friends, There’s a different energy in the library whenever we’re all working to prepare for the same thing. I have a massive stack of books on my desk, some I’ve pulled for my enjoyment over the holidays, and others serve as reminders there’s much to do before our holiday closure! Our staff is busy… Read more »

Plan Ahead for Our Holiday Closure

Dear Friends, If you’re anything like me, the very fact that we’re nearing mid-December is staggering. As we enter this season, I marvel that time itself feels quieter and more suited for slowing down, yet these few short weeks in December feel like a flurry. In the interest of practicing the same advice we offer—to… Read more »

Happy Halloween From Skidompha!

Dear Friends, This week I’ve got my eyes set on Halloween. I love this holiday—we get a chance to be someone (or something) else for the day, and I love living in Maine, the state Stephen King calls home. We have many great scary, eerie books and movies available for you to enjoy. Let us… Read more »

We Have Expanded Our Hours!

Dear Friends, Our message this week is short and sweet: Our doors are again open at 9:00 a.m., and we are thrilled to now be open on Thursdays, too! Our updated hours are Tuesday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. and Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. There is even more time to browse… Read more »

Meet Our Two New Staff Members!

  Dear Friends,   I am thrilled to share the news that we have recently hired two new employees. Please join me in welcoming Kristi Favaloro, our new Teen Services Librarian, and Molly Coyle, our new Adult Services Librarian, to Skidompha. Come into the library and say hello!   Kristi grew up in Gloucester, Massachusetts,… Read more »

Curbside Pickup for Kids & Teens Returns Next Week

    Dear Friends, Starting next week, September 28, we will offer on-demand curbside pickup for kids and teens. Parents and kids may still come into the library to browse and borrow; this service is an additional option for those who would like to use it.  The health and safety of our community’s young people… Read more »

Use Our Free Park Passes to Explore This Fall!

Dear Friends, In early June, I wrote to you about all of the plans I was making to check out new things in Maine over the summer, and I had been especially excited about using some of the museum passes we have to check out places around the state. This weekend I spent time wandering… Read more »

Accepting Student Submissions for EPOCH Volume 7!

    Dear Friends, I’m excited to let you know that Jeannette, a creative writing workshop leader and Skidompha’s Director of Communications and Online Programming, is beginning work on Volume 7 of EPOCH. EPOCH is a biannual creative magazine by and for teens in grades 7 through 12 and one of Skidompha’s crown jewels. I… Read more »

We’ve Got a Book For That!

Dear Friends, I don’t know about you, but I tend to take stock of things when seasons shift. Like many of you, I had imagined fall looking a bit different this year, but even as I grapple with the consistency of change, I remember that, for me, the routine of fall brings with it the… Read more »

Virtual Adult Book Groups Returning in September

Dear Friends, I find myself saying yes to things these days that get me outside in the sun—naturally doing as much as I can to soak up summer on a daily basis. Yet even as I choose to notice and savor the season, my mind turns toward fall with some longing for the routine and… Read more »