Bringing Up Readers

From the Free Press Online

Patrons wander in to drop off books for the annual book fair, someone asks to borrow the library's projector, volunteers restock the shelves and a swirl of 4- and almost-4-year-olds wait for their parents to pick them up after their two-hour Pre-K program. Some people even select and check out books.

Adult Summer Reading Club


Adult Summer Reading Program at Jackson Memorial Library

When it comes to summer reading programs, Yvonne Gloede, Library Director at The Jackson Memorial Library asks “Why should the kids have all the fun?”  The library is pleased to offer its first summer reading program for adults called “Novel Destinations” which begins on June 7th and runs through Labor Day. The program is open to cardholders at the library and participants get to select the books they want to read.  For every 6 books that are read the participant will turn in a reading log to receive a prize and will also be entered into the drawing for the grand prize. An opportunity to write a book review on the library’s website will be available and is optional

Interpreting Newton's Laws in Watercolors

Wednesday, June 22nd at 7pm Visual artist and scientist, Katharine A. Cartwright, will present her latest work entitled “The Laws of Nature”

Yes, St. George is going to have a new library building!

Volunteers have organized to conduct a capital campaign to build a new library for the Town of St. George. We are laying the foundation for a successful campaign by soliciting library leadership and volunteers before we go out to the general community.

Although the campaign was launched in 2007, we soon realized that we needed to stop and reassess our direction. That turned out to be just the right decision. After a lot of internal and public discussion we are back on the campaign trail – well on our way to building a beautiful new library to serve the citizens of St. George. 

Built on the library’s tradition of volunteerism, A New Library for St. George: The Next 75 Years has enlisted more than 30 volunteers from across the St. George peninsula to get started.

Free eBooks

Interested in free eBooks? Check out the ManyBooks website. According to them, most of their books come from the free Gutenberg project, but the site is easier to browse and navigate. 

Getfree books is another site that compiles free ebooks from across the web. They note under the about us section that all books are legal, and free at the time of upload. Occasionally an author does change the book from free to pay, but you will be informed before you are asked to give money. 

Yvonne Gloede named Outstanding Librarian of the Year

Yvonne Gloede, our library director, has been  named “Outstanding Librarian of the Year” for 2011 by the Maine Library Association.

The Wicked Coast

The Wicked Coast

Maine is a joy in summer, but even more captivating in winter.

Published in the Atlantic


St. George School Families Read

  On Thursday, April 28th from 5:30-7:30 the St. George School will be hosting a Families Read event. There will be a dinner, activities, games, door prizes, a free book for each child who attends and information about reading. 

The Jackson Memorial Library will be at the event to sign people up for library cards, and share information about our programs and services.

Libraries Too Vital to Cut

Portland Press Herald, Letters to the Editor. March 27, 2011 by

Margaret Boyajian
Spruce Head

Libraries are the critical cornerstone of our democracy and should not be considered for having their budgets cut. Reading is the pathway for life-long learning, and libraries with all their services play an essential role in that development from childhood on.

Rummage Sale to Benefit JML Preschool Program

Gather your crafts together and do some spring cleaning. Tables are available to rent for $15 at the Indoor Craft & Yard Sale that is being held on Saturday, May 21st from 9AM to 1PM at the Odd Fellows Hall, Watts Avenue in Tenants Harbor. The Jackson Memorial Library is sponsoring this event and money raised from table rentals will benefit their Pre-K program for 3 & 4 year olds. For more information on the sale or the program, contact the library at 372-­ 8961


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