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Perhaps a reminder to patrons about their access to the library's ebook
collection or the CloudLibrary for reading?
Have any companies offered open access during the pandemic?  If so, let the
patrons know.



On Sun, Mar 15, 2020 at 3:59 PM Nancy Crowell <
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> We are adding Scarborough Public Library to the list of closures as of
> 5:00PM Sunday. No time line has been set.
>
> An interesting impact of our cooperative lending agreements, as libraries
> shut down around us (Portland, South Portland, Falmouth, etc.), we saw many
> people from area communities stocking up on books from our collection.  It
> adds an ethical footnote: as communities are lowering the risk curve for
> their residents, they are inadvertently increasing the risk in other
> communities as people travel to other towns.  Add our convenient Sunday
> hours into the mix and we saw lines that we have never experienced before.
> You'd have thought we were giving out toilet paper!  Where do books and TP
> rank on the Maslow hierarchy?
>
> Stay well everyone!
>
> Nancy E. Crowell, Library Director
> Scarborough Public Library
> 48 Gorham RD
> Scarborough, ME 04074
> 207.396.6266
>


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Debbie Gahm

Some people are like clouds, when they go away, the day is much brighter!

Grant writer non-profit organizations

Former Public Outreach Chair, Maine Association of School Libraries (MASL)

Retired Library Media Specialist/District K-12 Library Media Services
Coordinator MSAD#61 (Lake Region)  Most favorite "Job" ever! (except for
being Mom)

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