Posts By: Meghan

6.1.2023 Summer Reading Kick-Off

Dear Friends, Today is the first day of June, and that means that it’s finally time to launch our Summer Reading Program! Everyone here has been busy planning, and we’re so excited to finally be able to share all of the books and activities that are coming up. This year’s theme is All Together Now, and we… Read more »

5.25.2023 Memorial Day

Dear Friends Memorial Day is already almost here! I have no celebratory plans, and instead look forward to a relaxing day of brunch, a long walk, and an enjoyable yet futile attempt to catch up on some reading. Amidst my rest and the celebrations I will remind myself of the solemnity of this holiday. First… Read more »

5.18.2023 All Together Now

Hello friends, As the days get warmer and the birds really ramp up their singing, you’ll find the library staff likewise stirring and planning and preparing for the annual summer reading program. This year’s theme is All Together Now, and we’re excited to celebrate this theme of kindness, compassion, and community with our community. We have many… Read more »

5.11.2023 Changes in Youth Services

Hello friends, It’s Jessie from Youth Services here. When I started volunteering at Skidompha in 2014, I did it as a way to give back to and to get involved in our community. When I began working here shortly thereafter, I never anticipated what a joy it would be and what an outstanding group of people… Read more »

5.04.2023 In Between

Hello friends, Well, that weekend storm was quite a thing. My apologies to those who went without power, but I love storms, particularly thunderstorms. While not technically an April shower setting up May flowers, perhaps we can quantify it as such anyway. What’s a day between us and Mother Nature? April-May is unique for me…. Read more »

4.27.23 Spring Bee Update

Hello friends, I thought I’d slow things down a little after our busy April Break schedule, and talk about bees. I was doing some spring chores outside and noticed a bumble bee hanging onto the porch screening. She stayed there until after I finished my chores, looking a little tired and vulnerable. I thought of… Read more »

4.20.23 Our Spring Appeal

Dear Friends, Filling in for Matthew this week, I’m happy to have the chance to chat with Skidompha’s subscribers! Any new job comes with its share of surprise discoveries, and with luck those surprises are of the happy variety. This has definitely been the case as I’ve settled in to working at Skidompha and have… Read more »

4.13.23 Library Boot Camp

Dear Friends, Back home and feeling relaxed and ready for spring! I had a wonderful time down south. I saw many whales and was treated to epic sunsets every night. I am grateful for my time away, the rest, and the opportunity to claim perspective again. Daffodils kindly greeted me on my way to work,… Read more »

04.06.2023 Afternoon in the Library

Dear friends, While Matthew is on vacation – hopefully seeing a great many whales and enjoying the ocean – I am filling in for this week’s “hello” to all of you. In thinking about what, precisely, I wanted to say, it occurred to me that I mostly just wanted to take a moment to appreciate… Read more »

2023.03.31 Spring Break at Skidompha

Dear Friends, The library is starting to buzz with many of the signs of spring. The sun, which floats into the atrium most days, is still up as we lock up each night. We see fewer hats and jackets. Some of us have been enjoying lunch and coffee outside the courtyard. And the robins! Programming… Read more »