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The library may be closed, but that doesn’t mean our services and staff are unavailable. There’s a lot you can do with your library card from the comfort of your home; and department heads are available by email. The list below tells you all you need to know about using the library’s digital resources, how to contact us, and provides recommended links for your education, entertainment, or amusement.
Need WiFi? You can access ours from your car in our parking lot, or from the Library’s back terrace.
Worried about overdue books? Don’t be! For the safety of the community and our patrons, the book drops are closed. Please keep your books; all due dates have been extended, and all fines will be waived.
Need a library card? If you live in our service area, click here and fill out a request form. We will mail you a card. Are you a teacher in RSU1? Send an email to Leslie Mortimer (email@example.com) from your RSU1 email requesting a card. Include your name, address, and phone number, and we will mail you a card that will provide access to our resources through the end of the school year.
Who to Contact
General inquiries? Email Lesley Dolinger at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Questions about your account? Email Leslie Mortimer at email@example.com. Leslie is also your go-to source for adult book and movie recommendations. Or you can click here to read our staff book reviews.
General reference questions? Email Roberta Jordan at firstname.lastname@example.org. She is also available to help middle and high school school students track down on-line resources through the Maine Digital Library and other sites. Do you know about Learning Express, which has SAT and AP prep materials? She can help you with that! Roberta can also help you use your library card to download free eBooks and digital audio books. She can also provide general tech help.
Ideas and resources to support distance learning for your Pre-K through 5 children? Email Katy Dodge at email@example.com. She’s compiled a huge list of links and on-line resources. Click here to access her recommendations.
Links and Resources
Take a deeper dive into the Digital Maine Library to find these specialized resources. If you’ve been meaning to learn a foreign language or take up knitting, now’s your chance! If movies are your thing, scroll to the bottom for a list of free selections from major film festivals that were cancelled or postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Hobbies and Crafts Resource Center A resource that offers detailed “how-to” instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby enthusiast. Full text from leading hobby and craft magazines. Video tutorial from Niche Academy.
Maine Memory Network A project of the Maine Historical Society, provides access to thousands of historical items belonging to over 260 organizations from across Maine.
Niche Academy Niche Academy is an award winning online learning platform that includes quick video tutorials for many of the resources you’ll find in the Digital Maine Library. Plus tutorials on Facebook, Gmail, Pinterest, Snapchat, and Twitter.
Pronunciator Language Learning Self-paced language learning for 80 languages and ESL for 50 non-English languages. Audio lessons, interactive textbooks, intelligent flashcards, pronunciation analysis, phrasebooks, and quizzes. Video tutorial from Niche Academy. Simply create an account, and you’re ready to go!
Celebrating America’s Pastime: A curated list of the best baseball movies from the last 50 years.
Library of Congress National Screening Room Many of the films are short, which is helpful if you’re having a hard time focusing on things.
Tribeca Film Festival “A Short Film a Day Keeps the Anxiety Away.” All the shorts are made by Tribeca Film Festival alumni, and they tend to allude to the current state of isolation and uncertainty.
SXSW 2020 Shorts The email marketing service Mailchimp and the film distributor Oscilloscope have started a web page where viewers can — for free — watch shorts that would have been shown at South by Southwest. Even without an event in Austin this year, the festival handed out awards, and the streaming titles include some of the winners.