April 2019 Newsletter


Long Lake Public Library

384 Main Street, St. Agatha, ME 04772


207 543-9395

April 2019

Dear Friends of the Library,

The Long Lake Public Library Board of Directors and Librarian gratefully continue to acknowledge your support of the library since the beginning of our endeavors in 2006. We are grateful for your generous contributions of funds, books, time and encouragement, making this regional library a true resource for our community. With this fundraiser/newsletter, once again, we appeal to your generosity and share some of our on-going activities.

This year the grants that have been great resources for us are: The Stephen and Tabitha King Foundation and the Davis Family Foundation for new computers and the Rose and Samuel Rudman Library Trust for children’s board and elementary books. The Maine Humanities Council for three programs, Lets Talk About It, an adult reading and discussion group; READ ME, an adult statewide reading program; and a scholar presentation. We have a Maine State Library grant application submitted for materials that will enable us to offer library/school/rec department children’s programs.

Through the Maine State Library, we have access to programs such as, MSLN- Maine School Library Network, wireless connection and interlibrary loan, Broadband service and Ancestry.com through Marvel. The MSL provides the library staff on-line webinars and schedule regional meetings to inform us of ongoing consultants and services available to the local libraries. These programs are maintained by a local Technology Consultant.

We manage our data with the Follett Management System which allows us to have and view our book collection, upcoming events, Wisdom yearbooks and much more on our website at www.longlakepubliclibrary.org . Since last September, our monthly Story hour and activities with the children have been successful. Plans are to expand the program to attain new goals that we have set for this program. Patrons have responded well to our needs for this program by donating supplies such as books, toys, games, and even a model solar system, which have all aided in our success.

We have a three prong fundraiser: The grants, as noted above, help us with the library programs; the funds that we get as a result of this letter helps us with the maintenance and the daily expenses of the library; the third is that we encourage you to consider ”Planned Giving”, a way to assure your support for the library as part of your legacy. This method of giving will enable the library’s services to continue well into the future.

We invite you to come visit, use the services, and let us know what else you would like to see at the library. We welcome your suggestions.

The Long Lake Public Board of Directors: Jackie Ayotte, DW, president; Aubrie Michaud, vice-president; Deborah Lavoie, secretary; Claudia Morin, treasurer; Theresa Albert, Joan Ayotte, DW, Francine Lagasse; Denise Ouellette, and Terry Ouellette directors. Jenna St. Onge, Librarian.