39 Second Street
Presque Isle, Maine 04769
(207) 764-2571

E-mail: turnermemoriallibrary@gmail.com

Monday, August 3, 2009

Website Being Reworked

I like to think that even the most inconvenient things happen for a reason, and I am applying that optimism toward the sudden hiatus that our official library website has suddenly decided to take. It gives me a chance to resurrect this sorely neglected blog, and hopefully gives us a chance to explore how we want our website to look and act in the future. Do please stay tuned for updates on that.

Meanwhile, we are pleased to report an excellent turnout for our annual book and bake sale at Mark & Emily Turner Memorial Library in Presque Isle. Peter Rabbit visited, and we had a book signing by noted local author Wendy Koenig. The weather has been dicey all summer, as we who live in Maine know, and we eventually moved the sale into the Multi-Purpose Room, which allowed us to run it a little longer. Much of this year's success is also largely due to the efforts and time of our volunteers, and we cannot thank them enough.

Much has been happening here at the library:

Children's Librarian Sue McPherson and Assistant Children's Librarian Dr. Richard Asam recently received a Barbara Bush Foundation Literacy Grant which will enable the library to provide literacy services to families in our area. Already we have two trained and certified tutors on staff. Please contact Sue or Rick at (207) 764-2571 with quewstions about this program.

We have also received notification of a grant award from the AAAS Skin Deep Project, thanks to efforts from Young Adult Librarian Dianna Leighton, which will allow the library to partner with local agencies in presenting a Public Library Skin Health Program. This program is still in its planning stages, so please do watch this site for updates on this. The program will take place in the fall.

Mark & Emily Turner Memorial Library and the Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance are once again partnering for The Big Read, scheduled for Thursday, October 1, 2009, at 6:00 pm in our library's Multi-Purpose Room. This even helps to promote awareness for Banned Books Week, which is September 27 - October 3, 2009. Details will be posted as available.

Look for the library to make an appearance in the city of Presque Isle's Sesquicentennial Parade on Saturday, August 15th. Happy 150th, Presque Isle, Maine!

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