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"Davis, Kevin" <[log in to unmask]>
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Davis, Kevin
Wed, 15 Jun 2022 15:26:48 +0000
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On Sunday, June 19th, at 4:15pm (directly following South Portland's Juneteenth celebration in the library-adjacent Mill Creek park) the South Portland Public Library is hosting, in partnership with our City's Human Rights Commission, a talk with Historian Seth Goldstein and Journalist/Historian Bob Greene.


Kevin M. Davis
South Portland Public Library
482 Broadway, South Portland, ME 04106
(207) 767-7660

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From: Maine Libraries Discussion List <[log in to unmask]> On Behalf Of Barbara Bartley
Sent: Monday, June 13, 2022 10:33 AM
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Subject: EXTERNAL: [MELIBS-L] Juneteenth events?

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Good morning!

Does anyone have an exhibit, book group, or event planned to commemorate Juneteenth?

Thanks in advance,


Barbara Bartley, Librarian
Kennebec Valley Community College
Fairfield, Maine 04937

(207) 453-5195
From: Maine Libraries Discussion List <[log in to unmask]> on behalf of Janet Wilson <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Saturday, June 11, 2022 11:34 AM
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Subject: [MELIBS-L] business use of library space

Throughout the year, we have occasional requests to reserve our conference room for Zoom meetings or other private uses. As summer approaches, with this being a tourist community, we are beginning to see the requests rise. I have recently had a local business owner request to reserve the room a couple of times a week for a couple of hours for at least the next month. My initial response was no, since this is a for-profit business. However, as I thought more about it, I know that many of the seasonal folks who come in here looking to have a Zoom meeting are also doing business from the library. And some come in all summer and conduct business in whatever corner they can find (sometimes not all that privately).

I have asked our board of directors to create a policy addressing this, and we would like to hear how other libraries address this. Do you allow people to reserve private space? (We have only one small conference room that can be closed off.) Do you differentiate between businesses, non-profits, individual patrons? If you allow reservations, how far in advance do you allow them? Do you set a limit to the number of hours or number of days?

We would love to see policies that other libraries have created.

Thanks for your help,

Janet Wilson

Janet Wilson, Director
Rangeley Public Library
P.O. Box 1150
7 Lake St.
Rangeley, ME 04970
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