Recently, we announced that Topsham Public Library was awarded a Libraries Build Business grant, an initiative of the American Library Association funded by Google to build capacity and expand our programming to small businesses and entrepreneurs. We are excited about this new endeavor, but you might be asking yourself what will this look… Read more »
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Those of you who enjoy eBooks and audio books that are available through cloudLibrary with your library card, will be interested to know about the boycott of Macmillan Publishers eBooks (and its imprints) by Maine InfoNet, the Maine Library Association, and the American Library Association (ALA). The boycott is the result of the embargo Macmillan… Read more »
If you haven’t heard the news, our very own Susan Preece, Director of Topsham Public Library, is the recipient of the 2019 Outstanding Librarian of the Year Award given by the Maine Library Association! We are so proud of her and her endeavors to ensure that Topsham Public Library is a community center for all…. Read more »
Everyone, find your library card! Topsham Public Library is offering its patrons more value with the rolling out of a state-wide pilot program which allows our patrons in good standing to check out items from participating libraries. The Maine Reciprocal Borrowing Program allows anyone with a valid library card from one of 68 participating libraries… Read more »
There is excitement in the air! Topsham Public Library is changing our operating hours, and we are so pleased to announce that beginning July 1, we will be open on Mondays! Because of the generosity of Mrs. Janice Solomon, Topsham Public Library is setting aside a portion of the Solomon bequest and using it to… Read more »
The following is a letter from David Mosley, Development Coordinator for Topsham Public Library. Can you believe it? It’s that time of year again. Dreary, post-fall/pre-winter weather with seemingly “shorter” days with less daylight and a colder climate. However, I always find myself a little excited about the Thanksgiving holiday, when good food and time… Read more »
You may have noticed lately that Dave has not been behind the circulation desk as much as usual. As well as Volunteer Coordinator, and Suggestion Source Extraordinaire, he is now adding Topsham Public Library Development Coordinator to his list of duties. As you know, if you have ever engaged with Dave, he strives to do… Read more »
On Tuesday, May 22, PBS aired the premier of The Great American Read. Did you watch it? In case you aren’t sure what I’m talking about, PBS is hosting The Great American Read in which the public votes on their favorite book from a 100 book list and in Fall, 2018 PBS will air 7… Read more »
Have you heard? The Town of Topsham is updating the Comprehensive Plan and they want residents’ input. Between Thursday, October 19 and Monday, October 23 there are a series of activities in which residents may participate and give their feedback about what they want Topsham to be. Below is a schedule of events. For more… Read more »
I was surprised to “hear” that Invisible Man was banned because it had “…no literary value.” The article in the Christian Science monitor attributes that view to only one member of the Randolph County school board in North Carolina, who actually says that he himself did not find literary value in that book. It brings… Read more »