Library Wins Grant

The Jackson Memorial Library recently received a $450.00 grant from the Rose and Samuel Rudman Library Trust of the Maine Community Foundation to support programming for youth and adults.  This grant will be used to enhance the video game collection of the library.  Games will be chosen to support the collection of books, graphic novels and other media already owned by the library.

"The Once and Future Library"

This article in American Libraries magazine discusses the ways architects are designing libraries today. SLM Madrid Library.  Used with Creative Commons permission.

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Book Talk: To End All Wars

On Monday April 16th at 3 PM there will be a book talk here at the library about To End All Wars: A Story of Loyalty and Rebellion 1912-1918 by Adam Hochschild. A scholar chosen by the Maine Humanities Council will facilitate the discussion.

Hochshild gives us the first history of WWI showcasing the war’s critics as much as its heroes and victims. Just like the two wars American soldiers have been fighting over the last decade which created far more problems than they have solved, the tragic history of World War I is a reminder that no war is over as quickly and easily as drum-beaters claim it will be—and that almost all wars have enormous unforeseen consequences. To End All Wars finally calls attention to the people at the time who knew WWI was an unmitigated catastrophe and acted on their convictions.

Copies of the book can be picked up at the Jackson Memorial Library.  This program is sponsored by the Machiah Center and the Maine Humanities Council.

Project Puffin

Susie Meadows, manager of The Project Puffin Visitor Center, will discuss the factors limiting Maine seabird populations.  She will also talk about the techniques developed by Project Puffin which have led to the restoration of puffins in the Gulf of Maine.

The program will take place here at the library on Wednesday, March 21st at 7 PM.

Welcome JML's New Associate Director

Samantha "Sam" Cote, JML's new Associate Director for Youth and Technical Services, joined us on March 1st.

Wednesday, March 7th from 4 to 6PM we are having a gathering to welcome Sam to JML . Please come and introduce yourself to Sam and enjoy light refreshments.

Sam grew up in Saco Maine; graduated from Smith College, and recently completed the MLIS program of Univ. of So. Carolina. She was the president of the U. of So. Carolina's N.E. Cohort Student Group.

Most recently she has been the children's room assistant at the McArthur Public Library in Biddeford and is currently on the planning committee for the state-wide Reading Round-up Conference.

JML is on Facebook, too

If you're not already a friend of JML on Facebook please consider visiting our page there, where you can also learn about what's happening at the Library.

A New Library for St George


This is an artist rendering of the new building. Read more here.

New Associate Director Hired

We are very pleased to announce that Samantha Cote will be joining the staff of JML as Associate Director for Youth and Technical Services. Sam grew up in Saco, Maine, is a graduate of Smith College and recently completed the MLIS program at the University of South Carolina. Most recently, she has been the children’s room assistant at the McArthur Public Library in Biddeford. Sam was President of the University of South Carolina’s New England Cohort Student Group and is currently on the planning committee for the state-wide Reading Round-up Conference. Samantha begins on March 1st.

Needed - Dry Barn until July

Used books are piling up in the Library basement. Do you have a dry barn or garage where we could store an 8 foot wide trailer filled with books for the Book Fair?

Valentine Treats to Support Pre-K

cupcakesDelicious, freshly baked treats are available through Valentine's Day at the Library. $1 a treat to benefit the Pre-K program. Isabella says, "I helped my Mom bake these cupcakes. They're great!"


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