Library Closing

Since the library policy is to close when the schools are closing, we will be closing at noon today.  Stay safe everyone!

Take Your Child to the Library Day

The first Saturday in February has been declared "Take Your Child to the Library Day."  In honor of this holiday, the Jackson Memorial Library is having a Dinosaur Day.  On Saturday, February 2, from 9 AM until 2 PM, come to the library for dinosaur crafts, and stay to enjoy one of our many board games, books, DVDs, magazines, or audiobooks.  If you find the dinosaur picture, you win a prize!  

At 10:30 AM, there will be a special dinosaur story time.

Hog-butchering in the Library?

This article (from, again, the Wall Street Journal) discusses lots of non-typical library programming.  One library demonstrated how to butcher a hog, another has Wii bowling tournaments, and  yet another allows you to check out tools!  From robots to rock bands, at the Jackson Memorial Library we too try to come up with fun and innovative programs for you to enjoy.

Is the E-Reader Revolution Over?

There was an article in the Wall Street Journal proclaiming that e-readers are becoming a thing of the past and tablets are the way that people will be reading electronic books in the future.  Whether you want to read books on paper, listen to them on CD, through our downloadable library of ebooks and audiobooks, or just want to know how to use your device, Jackson Memorial Library is here for you!

Holiday Closing



We will be closed on December 25 and 26th in honor of the holiday, as well as January 1.  If you'd like some books and movies to tide you over until the 27th, come in tomorrow from 12-5 or on Saturday from 9-2.  We'd love to see you!

Snowflakes for Sandy Hook

We at the library are saddened by what happened at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut. On the back table we have set up a place where you can make snowflakes for their new school through January 5. For more ideas about how you can help Sandy Hook Elementary School, see here.

The Year of the Tablet

The New York Times has declared 2012 the year of the tablet.  They also have this article about what tablets can do for those of us who love to read as we get older and our eyesight starts to fail.  Have questions about the differences between tablets and e-readers?  Are you asking for one for the holidays but then want to learn how to use it?

New Check-off on Taxes to Benefit Libraries

For the first time the 2012 Maine State Income Tax form CP (Voluntary Contributions) includes a check-off for the Maine Public Library Fund. By law all contributions received must be used to help Maine public libraries. This fund, administered by the Maine State Library, has the potential to help public libraries like Jackson Memorial Library with new eBook content, interlibrary loan support, continuing education, and many other services.

Interested taxpayers can check #8 Maine Public Library Fund on Schedule CP to make a donation which will mean so much to Maine’s public libraries.  For more information, please click here


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