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Presque Isle, Maine 04769
(207) 764-2571

E-mail: turnermemoriallibrary@gmail.com

Monday, January 12, 2009

Turner Memorial Library Expanding Outreach in New Year

For those of you familiar with Twitter, you can find regular real-time updates about events at Mark and Emily Turner Memorial Library on Twitter. If not, it is a quick, easy and free sign-up at www.twitter.com.

The library has electricity usage meters available for check-out to library card holders thanks to the Kill-A-Watt program. Patrons may check out a meter for up to a week and measure the energy usage in their homes to help keep their electricity bills in check.

January 11 through 17 has been officially recognized as Maine Libraries Week. Celebrate free and open access at your local library and ward off the cold by joining us at Mark and Emily Turner Memorial Library on Wednesday, January 14, for hot apple cider all day.

The library received news this week that the Citizens Energy Initiative heating assistance program has been re-funded. Beginning January 19, 2009, people in need of help with heating costs may apply by telephone or online at http://www.citizensenergy.com/english/pages/OilHeatProgram. This is not a LIHEAP program. It is separate funding and very easy to apply for. Those approved receive a coupon for 100 gallons of heating oil from their regular oil dealer.

Tax forms are now available at the library. If you need additional forms or instructions from the IRS, please see Reference Librarian Lisa Shaw for assistance.

The library is still processing passport applications. Days for application through the library are Sunday through Thursday, regular hours. Please do call ahead at (207) 764-2571 if you need to make sure the processing agent will be here, as meetings and appointments do occur. Remember also that the library offers notary services (including weddings!) during these same hours.

We have posted an opening for an Assistant Youth Services Librarian, part-time. The position includes evenings and weekends, and the successful candidate will be very comfortable with Web 2.0 applications. If you have questions about this position, please contact City of Presque Isle Human Resources at (207) 764-2522. The listing closes January 14, 2009.

We look forward to another year of service to our community. There are many more exciting events coming up, so please keep checking back!

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