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Director’s Note: We <3 Our Volunteers

Director’s Note If you were to ask people why they volunteer at the library, many of them would talk about their love of books, or their special memories of a library from their past. Sometimes people volunteer when they are between jobs and need something to do. Sometimes it’s a teenager who needs volunteer hours… Read more »

Director’s Note: National Library Week

Director’s Note Happy National Library Week everybody! What’s that you say? You’ve never even heard of National Library Week? Well, maybe we’re a little biased being a library and all, but National Library Week is a bit like the Academy Awards and library “Christmas” all rolled into one. In the mid-1950s, research showed that Americans… Read more »

Director’s Note: Olympics at Skidompha

The Winter Olympic Games have begun in South Korea, and I don’t know about you, but nothing makes me feel more fiercely patriotic than watching our athletes compete for gold and glory. From my armchair I glide along with our speed skaters, thrill at the intensity of focus exhibited by our curlers, and ride the… Read more »

Director’s Note: Votes for Women!

Director’s Note Though we may still have six more weeks of winter – according to some prognosticating ground squirrels – I believe that we should look past this, and focus instead on the bright things ahead in 2018. For Skidompha Library, 2018 represents not only the debut of our first full season of programs for… Read more »

Mid-Winter Reading Challenge

  Challenge yourself to read a little differently this winter with the Mid-Winter Reading Challenge! Always wanted to try reading a graphic novel, or a book that inspired a film? Now’s your chance! Read a book in just 5 of the 13 categories, and you will be entered to win a $50 Gift Certificate for… Read more »

Skidompha Library Winter Survival Guide

It may not feel like it today, but there is no denying that winter is here, and will be for some time yet. While a very common and normal response to this might be to  shutter the windows, stockpile bottles of water, rolls of toilet paper, cans of soup, and set a timer for April, there… Read more »

Teens! Come join us during your February break!

WRITE-ON: The Skidompha Teen Writing Workshop Tuesday, February 20th through Friday, February 23rd 10 am to 3 pm daily at Skidompha Library. “If you’re alive, you’re a creative person.”  Elizabeth Gilbert   Unleash your creativity and tell your story! In this four-day creative writing workshop, you will work with other teens interested in creative writing…. Read more »

Skidompha Library Holiday Book Guide

Shopping for the bibliophile in your life? Let our librarians recommend some gifts for the upcoming holidays! For the CHEF: “The Lost Kitchen: Recipes and a Good Life Found in Freedom, Maine” by Erin French No one can bring small-town America to life better than a native. Erin French grew up in Freedom, Maine (population 719),… Read more »