Posts By: Kelsey Gibbs

Black Authors at Skidompha

It is our goal at Skidompha to provide you with access to a diverse collection of materials to borrow.  We were grateful to receive a generous anonymous donation to support the purchase of literature by Black authors for our collection. Below is the list of books purchased so far with this funding. We hope you… Read more »

Giving Tuesday Now

PLEASE DONATE TODAY  Dear friends, This Tuesday, May 5, Skidompha will be participating in #GivingTuesdayNow – a global day of giving and unity developed in response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19. At a time when we are all experiencing this pandemic, generosity is what brings us together across the globe. Generosity gives everyone power to… Read more »

It’s National Library Week!

Dear reader, We are living through a time like no other. At Skidompha, we are working to find our way to understanding–and thriving–in a changed world.  This week is National Library week, and typically we’d be celebrating with you at our beloved 184 Main Street home. But this is not a typical spring. Even as… Read more »

Skidompha Online Programs During Closure

Dear reader, Skidompha is more than a building. Though our building is closed until at least April 27th, our staff want to connect with you online. We hope you’ll check out some of our upcoming online programs listed on our “Programming” website pages and join a zoom group, a Facebook Live event, post a photo… Read more »

Skidompha + Skidompha Secondhand Book Shop Closed until 4/1

Dear reader,   After careful deliberation, Skidompha has decided to close, effective immediately. We are tentatively scheduled to reopen on April 1, and are actively monitoring the news and are following the best recommendations from the State of Maine and the CDC. The Skidompha Secondhand Book Shop will also be closed, effective immediately. Please do not bring any book… Read more »

Skidompha COVID-19 Readiness Update

Dear reader, As you know, we are all facing a difficult public health situation: the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19). It is an unsettling time, and I assure you that at Skidompha, we are carefully monitoring the situation and taking appropriate steps to protect our patrons and our staff. In an effort to proactively limit… Read more »

Our favorites for Black History Month 2020

We’re celebrating the important stories, contributions, and achievements of African Americans with a book display in our atrium throughout the month of February.  Black History Month Book recommendations from our Adult Circulation Librarians + Library Staff:  Terry (Adult Circulation – Head Librarian) recommends An American Marriage by Tayari Jones. “This book is one of Oprah’s… Read more »

Opening at NOON on Thursday, February 13, 2020

Skidompha will open at NOON on Thursday, February 13, 2020 due to winter weather. If you are unsure if the library is open, please call the library before making your trip out: 207-563-5513.