Skidompha Public Library Mission and Values
Skidompha Library’s mission is to support and enrich our community by fostering literacy, providing ready access to information and resources, encouraging lifelong learning, and promoting cultural and social interactions.
Skidompha’s core values and beliefs are to be respectful, curious, socially aware, and inclusive. We honor the privacy and confidentiality of our patrons and aim to provide a safe and accessible environment.
Skidompha serves the community both in person or through outreach, including partnerships with community organizations, in-person, and virtual learning opportunities, technology assistance, and the provision of meeting spaces. Our collection is diverse, expansive, and evolving. We commit to the continuous reassessment of the programs and services we provide.
Skidompha is uniquely positioned to provide these programs and services because of our innovative, flexible, and committed staff. They are supported by engaged volunteers and Board leadership. The library, centrally located, is financially supported by the Skidompha Used Bookshop, donors, and municipal funding. As a non-profit library, additional fundraising through local business partnerships, grants, and new donors are required to maintain programs and services.
The Skidompha Library Association is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization responsible for providing library programs and services to the residents of Damariscotta, Newcastle, Nobleboro, and the greater Pemaquid Peninsula.
Skidompha is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Severe Weather Closings Policy
When weather conditions affect the safety of roads, the Director will determine whether to close the Library. Notice of closings will be posted on the Library’s answering machine, website, and on social media.
Power Outages Policy
The Director will determine whether to close the Library after two hours without power, as temperature and air quality within the facility may be compromised.