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Palermo Community Library has new board member

By Sharon Nichols on July 18, 2014, at 11:34 a.m.
PALERMO, Maine — At a recent Board of Directors meeting, Holly Flowers was elected to join the Board of Directors of the Palermo Community Library. Flowers and her family moved to Palermo in June 2012, from the Big Island of Hawaii. Prior to this move, she has the distinction of …

Oak Grove School Foundation Grant Funds Palermo Library Summer Programs

By Sharon Nichols on June 16, 2014, at 5:32 p.m.
The Oak Grove School Foundation presented the Palermo Community Library with a generous grant to fund its summer programming. The Grant covers every thing from water, snacks, copying, to purchasing specific items for the programs. There is no charge to attend the summer programs. Fairymainia Part Two, on Saturday, June …

Palermo Library Receives Grant

By Sharon Nichols on June 03, 2014, at 4:07 p.m.
The Palermo Library Guild just received a $2,000 grant to install Microsoft Word on the public computers and to purchase a new staff computer with updated software. This grant is made from the Saxifrage Opportunity Grants Fund of the Maine Community Foundation at the recommendation of the Waldo County Committee …

Second Annual Fairy Container Garden Workshop

By Sharon Nichols on May 27, 2014, at 4:28 p.m.
PALERMO, Maine – The Palermo Community Library presents its second annual Fairy Container Garden Workshop 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 3, at the library, 2789 Route 3. Students from Palermo and the surrounding communities are welcome to attend with a parent or adult. They will use their imagination to create fairy container gardens. …

Winter hours at Palermo library

By Sharon Nichols on Jan. 07, 2014, at 2:31 p.m.
Palermo Community Library Announces Winter Hours Effective January 1, 2014, the Palermo Community Library winter hours are: Sunday 1p.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday 10 a.m. to 12p.m. and 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m. to 12p.m. Toddler Time is Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 12p.m. Cribbage Nights are …

Moratorium on book donations at Palermo library

By Sharon Nichols on Nov. 25, 2013, at 9:22 a.m.
PALERMO, Maine — Due to a great increase in book donations this fall, the Palermo Community Library directors decided to have a moratorium on book donations until further notice. The volunteer staff is busy making shelf room and cataloging the new donations. The next Cribbage Night is Thursday, December 5, …

The Affordable Care Act community forum

By Sharon Nichols on Oct. 30, 2013, at 10:13 a.m.
PALERMO, Maine — On Oct. 1, new options for health insurance became available to Maine residents. What are they and how does one access these new options under the Affordable Care Act? The Palermo Community Library is partnering with Maine Community Health Options to provide an informational community forum to …

Soup and pie social at Palermo

By Sharon Nichols on Oct. 25, 2013, at 4:11 p.m.
PALERMO, Maine — Palermo Community Library hosts a Soup and Pie Social 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 2. Cost is $3 for soup and pie. This is a biannual fundraising event for the library. Come help make this a great success while you visit with your neighbors, meet new …

Palermo Community Library elects new directors

By Sharon Nichols on Oct. 11, 2013, at 3:43 p.m.
PALERMO, Maine — At recent Board and Members’ meetings, Barbara Hunt and Eileen Kirby were elected as directors of the Palermo Community Library. Hunt, a resident of Palermo and Brookline, MA, has volunteered at the Palermo Community Library since its inception in 2002. She was an elementary teacher, a K-12 …
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Medicare for Everyone Clinic

By Sharon Nichols on Sept. 30, 2013, at 11:02 a.m.
Medicare for Everyone Clinic at Palermo Community Library Have you or someone you know tried to wade through the Medicare insurance system and found it confusing? Do you just wish there was someone who could help you make sense of all the information you see and hear about Medicare? Do …

Interested in Family History?

By Sharon Nichols on Sept. 19, 2013, at 1:54 p.m.
ANCESTRY.COM is now available on all computers at the Palermo Community Library. Come in and try it out. It’s free! Palermo Community Library 2789 Route 3 Palermo ME 04354 993-6088 Hours: Tuesday 2 p.m. – 7 p.m. Thursday 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. …

Help With Online State Forms

By Sharon Nichols on Sept. 03, 2013, at 7:44 a.m.
Help With Online State Forms Palermo Community Library As more Maine residents are encouraged to apply or renew applications for MaineCare and Food Supplement online, the Palermo Community Library is providing help with completing those online forms. Debra Potter, Eligibility Specialist, Department of Health and Human Services, is available to …
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Kids create Fairy Gardens at Palermo Community Library

Palermo Community Library Summer Events

By Sharon Nichols on June 30, 2013, at 11:12 a.m.
DIG INTO READING will kick off Summer Events at the Palermo Community Library on July 9 at 10 a.m. DIG INTO READING is a statewide program for young readers up to Grade 2. Stories and activities will be held twice a week, including Bedtime Story Hour every other week on …

Palermo Library elects new guild member

By Sharon Nichols on Nov. 16, 2012, at 10:22 a.m.
PALERMO, Maine — At a recent Palermo Library Guild meeting, Fred Davis was elected as a director of the guild. As a director, he serves as the Webmaster and maintains the library databases. The Palermo Library is 2-7 p.m. Tuesdays, 3-6 p.m. Thursdays, and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays. The library …

Palermo Library board elects director

By Sharon Nichols on Oct. 08, 2012, at 10:29 a.m.
PALERMO, Maine –At a special meeting of the directors, Betty Holzer was elected as a director and chairwoman of the Palermo Community Library. As a library user and former director, she is well aware of the issues facing rural libraries in Maine. When asked in a recent interview what her …
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