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6.9.22 | Chats With Champions Is Back & In-person At Skidompha!

Dear Friends, When I began working at Skidompha a few years ago, actually, when I was first interviewing for the job and learning about this incredible library, I was excited to hear from the board about Skidompha’s Chats With Champion program. I was impressed to discover a group of dedicated volunteers started the program, and… Read more »

6.2.22 | Summer Reading Program Spotlight – Youth Services

Dear Friends, Our 2022 Skidompha Summer Reading Programs have begun! How is it June already? I am thrilled to share the details of our Youth Summer Reading Program with you this week. Anyone 12 and under can participate, and we hope to see many kids sign up for this awesome program. Jessie has been working… Read more »

5.26.22 | Summer Reading Program Spotlight – Teen Services

Dear Friends, Excitement is building for our 2022 Summer Reading Programs! I love having the opportunity to take time each week to share more details and shine the spotlight on individual departments in the library. I’m excited to spread the word about the Teen Services Summer Reading Program this week. Kristi, our teen librarian, has… Read more »

5.19.22 | Summer Reading Program Spotlight – Adult Services

Dear Friends,   As promised, I have details to share about our Summer Reading Programs! For the next three weeks, we will tell you all about the fantastic programs that will be happening in each department of the library this summer, and we’re kicking things off with the Adult Services Summer Reading Program!   We… Read more »

5.5.22 | Latest News From The Skidompha Secondhand Book Shop

Dear Friends,   Have you wandered over to the Skidompha Secondhand Book Shop lately? I have the great pleasure of having a job that allows me time to visit there, though more often than not, I dash in and out, dropping off some books with the amazing volunteers or grabbing something from Rem Briggs or… Read more »

4.21.22 | Spring Bees are Buzzing!

Dear Friends,   You may have guessed how deeply I love spring by how much I have been talking about it recently. On a recent weekend walk, I noticed daffodils blooming bright yellow and pussy willows and trees starting to bud. I immediately thought of the bees here at Skidompha and made a mental note… Read more »

4.14.22 | Skidompha Updates on Meeting Rooms and Masks

Dear Friends,   We’ve been thinking a lot about emerging lately. Emerging feels slow to me, similar to the slow process of spring emerging from winter. Cold gray days of rain and gritty sidewalks interspersed with warm, gentle, glowing sunshine, and birds returning excitedly for seed. Emerging shifts from something settled and familiar, one place… Read more »

4.4.22 | Happy National Poetry Month!

Dear Friends,   It’s National Poetry Month! While I am not a poet, I appreciate how poetry seems to have a magic and a power about it. I’m in awe of the way poets can take the inner workings of the heart and mind, the contemplation of a single leaf or an entire country, and… Read more »

3.31.22 | Join us Next Week to Celebrate National Library Week!

Dear Friends,   Skidompha is excited to join libraries around the country to celebrate National Library Week next week, from April 3 – 9. We hope you will join us in person and online to celebrate and explore our resources, services, and programs!   First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored… Read more »