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12.15.22 | Welcome to Skidompha, Chloe!

Dear Friends, You may have noticed a new yet familiar face here at Skidompha. I am very excited to announce that Chloe Deblois has joined the library as our new development director! Welcome to Skidompha, Chloe. Chloe’s presence will strengthen our team and provide much-needed energy and direction to this critical role. Chloe knows this… Read more »

12.8.22 | We’re Looking for an Artist in Residence!

Dear Friends, Skidompha has hosted incredible artists and writers over the years through programming, gallery showings, and camps and workshops for children, teens, and adults. Staff and patrons have benefited from the creativity in and around their community, and the library’s physical space is full of creative energy. This creativity is forward leading; one idea,… Read more »

12.1.22_Planning Ahead for Carpeting and Our Holiday Closure

Dear Friends, This week I want to let you know about some upcoming service disruptions at Skidompha in December. Let’s start with the good news, Skidompha has recently received a very generous grant that will enable us to replace some of the flooring. Hooray! The bad news? Installing that flooring will cause some interruptions to… Read more »

11.24.22_Sharing Our Gratitude

Dear Friends, Today I am reflecting on my good fortune. I am warm and dry. I live in a wonderful area with kind and caring neighbors. I work with superlative people—truly the best of the best. Every day I get to do what I love, help, and create connections. I have a beautiful, warm, loving,… Read more »

11.14.22 | Upcoming Skidompha Poetry Group Reading and Display

Dear Friends, Some of you know we have a group of passionate poetry lovers who meet every Friday at 10:00 a.m. over Zoom. They start the day by reading or listening to a few good poems. This group has been meeting year-round for two and a half years. Jeannette, our Director of Communications and Online… Read more »

11.10.22 | Honoring Veterans

Dear Friends, Tomorrow is Veterans Day, and I want to offer my thanks to all veterans in all branches and recognize your service and sacrifice. In my lifetime, I have benefited greatly by spending time with veterans, listening to their stories, and learning. Sometimes these personal stories are lost amidst the broader coverage of world… Read more »

10.27.22 | Our Amazing Adult Circ Staff

Dear Friends, I am so proud to highlight the exceptional work happening in our kids, teens, and adult programs, and lately, there is always something exciting and new to report. But it occurs to me that it’s been a while since I mentioned our brilliant adult circulation staff. As I work in my office, one… Read more »

10.20.22 | Kids Programming Highlights

Dear Friends,   A highlight of my job is definitely the fact that I enjoy the physical space of the library. I love spending time in the sun-filled atrium and watching the light shift with each passing hour. I love walking toward the back entrance and seeing the vibrant art that rotates into the library… Read more »

10.13.22 | Teen Program Highlights

Dear Friends, Sometimes I find myself reflecting on my teen years and marveling how, even though they were long ago, they sometimes come back to me in remarkably fresh and vivid memories. I think it’s because the teen years are so impactful and emotionally charged. Our teen years are defined by change; we explore, grow,… Read more »

10.6.22 | Donuts & Devices | Digital Literacy Workshops

Dear Friends, The chill in the air brings a strong desire for all things fall and cozy—warm cider, pumpkins, the next book on my reading list, and a warm cat to snuggle with while I read. I felt a surge of excitement as I flipped the calendar to October, mainly because of the programming we… Read more »