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

Ben Yosua-Davis

Jason Auffant, Technical Librarian

Tracy Calder, Technical Librarian

Trustees
Shannon Adams, Susan Burgess
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David Hill, John Thaxter, Celia Whitehead
Mary Todd
Sarah McKinnon Koerber
Lynne Priest, Treasurer
Peter Rice, Vice President
Virginia Tatakis
Sally Tubbesing, President

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 movie collection is extensive at over 2000 titles and includes new releases of popular films and documentaries.

There are three public use computers with access to both color and black and white printers.  A full service photocopier is available for big and small jobs, with a scanner and dedicated fax (207-846-4358)

A shredder is also available for use.

 

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.

The Library supplements its 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!