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 our doors are closed to help stop the spread of Covid-19, our commitment to our community remains resolute.
In recent weeks, our staff has come together to find a number of new ways to support our patrons. Our youth librarian, Jessie, and our teen librarian, Sophie, have offered daily book read-alouds online for our youngest patrons and created new Facebook groups for youth and teen services. One of our adult librarians, Jeannette, has developed online poetry and writing groups. Our staff genealogists, Kathy and Emily, have hosted online genealogy meet-ups and have been answering genealogy inquiries remotely. Our other staff have been checking in with patrons, sewing face masks for the community, planning for the future of the library, and working to provide a wide range of online resources to our community.
Please join me in celebrating our wonderful library staff for National Library Week. They are a committed crew who care deeply about supporting our community. We all miss you, our amazing patrons, and can’t wait to see you again soon at Skidompha. In the meantime, be well, and find joy in the emerging spring!
**Please note that neither Skidompha Library nor Skidompha Secondhand Book Shop will be opening on April 27th. The library will be closed until further notice. We are paying close attention to the words and recommendations of both Governor Mills and Dr. Shah of the Maine CDC, as well as communicating with the Maine State Library on a weekly basis. We look forward to opening when it is safe to do so.
We miss you, we miss working with you, and we look forward to getting back to the library.