From the Director

We Did It…Together!

I am thrilled to report that generous donors to our Annual Fund have enabled Scarborough Public Library to reach and to exceed our campaign goal of $52,000 for the fiscal year that ended on June 30.  With sincerest appreciation to ALL supporters, we are especially grateful for each gift and for the heartwarming messages that accompanied many of them. We are buoyed by those who have reached out to let us know what the Library means to them… how much they missed their visits and how pleased and relieved they were for 24/7 remote access to upgraded digital resources. When the fiscal year began last July, we had already phased in curbside pickup and computer lab services and were preparing to allow 15-minute in-person browsing for the first time since our closure in mid-March of 2020. What a difference a year makes! Those time limits are now gone, computers have been returned to the Adult Services area, seating areas are available, and there are moments when the building is bustling. In the fall, we plan to host some programming in-person, which will add an additional layer of lively activity.

We are our community’s touchstone – a trusted gathering place during times of “blue skies,” and more importantly, during natural disasters and times of social and economic challenge. Our staff, Library Trustees, and Library Friends are thrilled to be able once again to greet members of the SPL community in person and to celebrate our resilience together. Thanks to your support, we can focus on all that the future holds.


Nancy E. Crowell, Library Director