Our mission is to support and advocate for all Maine libraries, and to serve as a resource for existing and evolving Friends groups.
The winner of the 2015 Grant is Cundy's Harbor Library. They will use the $500 to create an Inside Out Makerspace. Director Tricia Gordon plans to purchase an Osmo Starter Kit, iPad Mini 2, Makey Makey Classic Kit, and littleBits Premium Kit. The Inside Out Makerspace will be used both in the library and for community outreach.
Director of Cundy's Harbor Library, Tricia Gordon accepting check from Laurel Parker, FoML President.
The Friends of Maine Libraries Annual Conference
"Libraries and Friends: Past, Present and Future"
October 6, 2015 at Belfast Free Library
Connecting Friends (Friends with a capital 'F') and making new friends was the focus of the Annual Conference. Friends from all over the state gathered in Belfast on a lovely autumn day. They shared a common love for libraries and a mission to support Maine libraries as the community anchor institutions that they are. It was a day of sharing challenges and celebrating successes.
A list of attendees and their emails: 2015FoML_Annual-Conference.pdf
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Jamie Ritter, Maine State Librarian, and Linda Lord, who stepped down from the position last December. Photo credit Nancy McGinnis/communicado!
I was so honored to be with you all at your Annual Meeting. I hope I properly expressed how much your vital work is valued and respected. Your financial support and advocacy are critical to the future of Maine libraries. THANK YOU! Linda Lord
In 2014, Falmouth Memorial Library was the recipient of a FoML Grant for their Flukes - A Ukulele Community Band Program. Library Director Andi Jackson Darling made a brief presentation about the success of the project at the Annual Conference. Below is a link of one of the band's performances in Portland.