The State of Maine has, or had, a passport for Maine State Parks. It is so
much fun to keep in the glove box and refer to when traveling.
Do you remember when the Bangor Daily News ran a supplement, with a one
page listing and checkoff, of all the golf courses in the state? I've
often thought it would be wonderful to do the same with Maine libraries.
Thanks for the idea. I'd love to have one.
On Wed, Mar 11, 2020 at 5:35 PM Danielle Fortin <[log in to unmask]>
> This idea has been bouncing around youth services, and was brought up
> at the YSS/MSL Summer Planning Session on Monday as well (if this was
> you Sue, apologies!), based off the Vermont Library Passport program.
> I volunteered to make a passport based off the Vermont one for YSS/MSL
> since we have InDesign at McArthur and I have some experience using it
> and would be happy to share a PDF with anyone who wants it.
> Danielle Fortin, she/her
> Teen Services Librarian
> McArthur Public Library
> YSS Chair
> > On Wed, Mar 11, 2020 at 11:04 AM Sue McClintock - Carver Library <
> > [log in to unmask]> wrote:
> >> Hello Maine libraries!
> >> I am considering a Maine Library Passport program (similar to the
> >> Parks), and I hope to gauge interest before going further to investigate
> >> grants/funding. I have a quick survey (link below); all fields are
> >> optional, but if you'd like to get involved, definitely include your
> >> contact info at the bottom.
> >> About the idea:
> >> I would love to see a passport with a page for each library in the
> >> with a picture, hours and contact information, and a place for a
> >> rubber stamp or paper punch. (And maybe a spot for self-reporting/only
> >> the outside in case they're closed.) I think it would be a great way to
> >> increase awareness of and celebrate our libraries, especially during the
> >> Bicentennial when people may be traveling around more. I would leave it
> >> open-ended rather than limiting it to one time frame, since Maine is a
> >> state and there are so many libraries!
> >> Possibly we could incentivize it with a prize after you visit all the
> >> libraries in your county, or more than 25 or 50 libraries, etc.
> >> Again, the survey is at:
> >> Thanks for your input!
> >> Best,
> >> Sue
> >> Sue McClintock
> >> Library Director
> >> Carver Memorial Library
> >> 12 Union St. / P.O. Box 439
> >> Searsport, ME 04974
> >> 207-548-2303
> >> www.carverlibrary.org <http://www.carver.lib.me.us/>
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