Sunday, August 4, 2013

Working Together at The Windham Public Library

Jumpstart, Local and Legendary: Maine in the Civil War, Windham High School, Unity Gardens, Literacy for ME, Windham Middle School, Nimble Thimbles, Windham Bike Coalition, local artists, Windham Historical Society, Maine Humanities Council, Windham Little League, New Marblehead, Windham Primary School, Bedtime Math, Cornerstones of Science, Ledgewood, Junior Achievement of Maine, Windham Loan Closet, Manchester School, Maine Humanities Council, and Cornerbrook I and II.  Can you identify the connecting thread between these groups?

Though they seem to have a disconnect, each one and many more are part of the life of Windham Pubic Library.  In addition to loaning books, videos, magazines, electronic resources, and access to public computers, the library offers space for meetings and resources for programming for all the people of the community.  Grants are written, support for programming and discount passes for local parks, museums, and the planetarium is provided, and people are brought together through teas and book discussion groups.  Teens are served with their own monthly TNT club where they join in topics which relate specifically to their needs.  The adult book group also meets monthly.  Information on both of these groups is available on the library website

Three groups work together to bring the best to the library’s community.  The staff is a dedicated group sharing duties, information, and professional development with each other as well as bringing new ideas to the whole community.  They strive to know what opportunities and ideas are cresting and bring the information to patrons along the way.  The Friends of the Windham Public Library is the dedicated group which provides funds for passes and programming thorough their annual book and bake sale in November.  The Trustees are the policy makers who at this time are deeply involved with the selection of a new director for the library.  Friends and Trustees are dedicated volunteers, willingly giving of their time to bring the best they can to the Windham community through the library.

Join the Windham Public Library and the Raymond Village Library as they come together to offer “The World in Your Library” series about the Chinese Intelligence Agency, News in the Digital Age, and Foreign Policy, August 19, September 23 and October 21.

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