Scarborough Public Library Selected as Hannaford Helps Reusable Bag Program Recipient

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SCARBOROUGH – The Scarborough Public Library has been selected as a beneficiary of the Hannaford Helps Reusable Bag Program for the month of January 2016.

This exciting program was designed to create revenue streams for deserving local nonprofits based in the communities Hannaford serves. For every blue Hannaford Helps Reusable Bag purchased at the Hannaford located at 31 Hannaford Drive, Scarborough, the Scarborough Public Library will receive a $1 donation in support of its mission to provide free and open access to educational and enrichment opportunities for all who live, work, or attend school in Scarborough. The bags retail for $2.29.

“Being selected as the recipient of the Hannaford Helps program for January was a wonderful surprise,” says Library Director, Nancy Crowell. “Last year, an average of 384 people visited the Library each day. Our Library is an EEOC – an Equal Education Opportunity for Everyone provider, and our ability to serve the broad needs of our community requires ongoing investment in materials and online services. The proceeds from Hannaford Helps will allow us to renew licenses for educational databases and purchase new materials.”

The Scarborough Public Library was founded in 1899. The Library holds over 70,000 items in its collection and offers cardholders access to millions more as a member of the Minerva consortium. Online services also include three e-book platforms and access to, a leading site for technical and creative training. Last year, the Library offered over 400 free enrichment programs, attended by over 10,000 people.  

Learn more about the Scarborough Public Library at Additional information about the Hannaford Helps Reusable Bag Program can be found at