Chebeague Island Library

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Mission Statement
The Chebeague Island Library provides a welcoming center to foster the learning of the entire Island community.  The Library cultivates knowledge and enjoyment and brings enrichment and stimulus to Chebeague through diverse collections, innovative technology, research and educational resources, programs and services in response to Island interests.

Staff
Deborah Bowman, Director

Beth Dyer

Deb Hall and Tracy Calder

Jason Auffant, Technical Librarian

Trustees
Shannon Adams, Susan Burgess
, Laurie Hegarty
David Hill, John Thaxter
Mary Todd
Sarah McKinnon
Lynne Priest, Treasurer
Peter Rice
Virginia Tatakis-Calder, President
Sally Tubbesing

Collection & Facility

The Library maintains an up-to-date collection of almost 14,000 materials. New acquisitions are prominently displayed and  highlighted in the monthly Island Calendar.  We encourage suggestions for  new titles and are happy to accept gifts under the library's gift policy. 

There is a large, bright children's section with comfortable window seats for reading.  The Young Adult section is newly expanded.  Our extensive Maine section is of interest to locals and visitors.  We have a wide selection of  Maine place histories and family genealogical books.

Audio books,  large print books,  games, puzzles, music, and language tapes are also available to patrons.  The video collection is extensive at over 2000 titles and includes both VHS and DVD formats.

There are four public use computers with both color and black and white printers.  A full service photocopier is available for big and small jobs, and a scanner for both documents and slides.

The fax machine (207 846-4358) can be used to send documents during library hours, and can receive 24/7. We will call you if you receive a fax.

A shredder is available.

 

Brief History

  The Chebeague Island Library was started in a classroom at the Island School in 1965 and  moved to its new home in 1990.  With many donations and the tireless efforts and expertise of volunteers, the Library has grown to its current collection of almost 14,000 materials.   The Library stands as a testament to the Island community’s desire for knowledge and its willingness to make it happen.

Friends of the Library

The fundraising arm of the Library supplements our budget with proceeds from a variety of special events and sales.  Book sales, note cards, posters, island phone books and gala events provide much needed income to ensure the continuation of the Library’s programs and services to the community.

Volunteers

The Library has a long history of putting volunteers to work.  There are many ways to connect with the Library and community: “covering the desk”, shelving, data entry, special projects or sharing your expertise in one of the many Library programs.  Come and see if we have a job that is right for you!