We are so excited to begin work on Volume 6 of EPOCH Creative Magazine at Skidompha Library.
We are currently accepting submissions for artwork and writing from teens ages 13 – 18. Send us your work – poetry, fiction, nonfiction, photography, graphic novel design, and artwork, for a chance to be featured in the next volume of EPOCH.
Submit your best work via email to be considered for Volume 6 . All written submissions are due by February 5th. Our art deadline is extended to February 19 to allow for time to finish and photograph artwork. The EPOCH Editorial Board will begin meeting in early February to review writing and artwork submissions and arrange the next issue.
Skidompha is offering a free writing workshop on January 20 from 3:30 – 5:00 to give teens a chance to generate some writing for submission, or see what the editorial board will be like. Please email Jeannette to sign up. We’re excited to announce that we’ll be partnering with The Telling Room for the fourth year in a row to offer a 4-day February vacation writing camp over Zoom. More details coming soon!
We are closing at the end of the day on December 23 and will reopen at 10:00 a.m. on January 5, 2021. During this time we will be fully closed—no curbside, no online story time, or online programming.
During our closure, we will still be thinking about the library and about all of you—about how to continue to offer and expand our support during a challenging time. We will also be sending you our warm thoughts for a peaceful and joyful holiday season.
The new book, “Chickens, Gin, and a Maine Friendship: The Correspondence of E. B.
White and Edmund Ware Smith” is now for sale at Skidompha.
White and Smith, popular authors who had homes in Maine, maintained a lively
correspondence that began in 1956 and ended when Smith died in 1967. Smith and his
wife Mary lived in Damariscotta. When she died in 1980, the letters were donated to the
library and tucked away in a bank vault, to be re-discovered by library staff members in
2016. Besides the letters, the book includes an introduction by Martha White, E. B.
White’s granddaughter, and essays written by these two prolific writers.
Sales of the book benefit the library.
The book is for sale for $24.95 and can be shipped for a $5.00 shipping fee.
To buy the book, call us at 563-5513; email
firstname.lastname@example.org; or stop by during curbside pickup hours and ask! Books
may be mailed from the library or picked up at the back door during curbside pickup.
We accept credit cards, cash, and checks, as well as gift certificates from the
Skidompha Secondhand Book Shop.
Skidompha Youth Services invites you to join our awards committee for Skidompha’s first-ever Mock Caldecott and Mock Newbery Awards—The Caldecott and Newbery Awards are two of the most prominent awards given each year celebrating children’s literature. Let’s choose our favorites, too!
- Voting is open to everyone, there is no age limit.
- Download here: 2021 Mock Newbery & 2021 Mock Caldecott or, grab a hard copy with your curbside pickup order.
- Voting is from 12/14/20 – 1/15/21.
- We will announce our winners on Thursday, January 21—right before the official winners are announced!
- Contact Jessie to participate and with any questions!
Ready to cast your vote? Vote here:
Vote: Skidompha Mock Newbery Awards
Vote: Skidompha Mock Caldecott Awards
The Skidompha Secondhand Book Shop is closed for now due to the pandemic, but gift certificates for the shop can be purchased and used at the shop when it reopens. All book shop purchases, including gift certificates, directly support the programs and collections of Skidompha Public Library.
Customers may order gift certificates by phoning or emailing us at the library and arranging for curbside pickup, or to have certificates mailed to you. We are working on offering an option to purchase gift certificates directly through the website.
Sales of books from the shop also continue, in a small way. When the weather permits, a cart of holiday books stands outside the library’s back door. Customers may choose a book and leave a donation in the designated box, or pay a library staff member when they pick up books they’ve requested from the library for curbside pickup.
Also, books from the shop are available, as always, at Main Street Grocery, Upper Main St., Damariscotta.
We thank you for your continued support of the library and the book shop during this time.