Press Release

Palermo Community Library elects new directors

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 reading specialist and special education director, before serving as a principal for 10 years. After retiring from public education in 1992, Hunt has worked as a consultant evaluating education projects in Eastern Europe, Africa, the Caribbean and Latin America. She has a M.Ed. from Rutgers University, and received her Ed.D. in Reading and Language Development from Boston University in 1983.

Kirby, a resident of Palermo and Belfast, is a founding member of the Palermo Library Guild in 1998 and was involved in the planning and creation of the Palermo Community Library. She is a former director of the Palermo Community Library and has served as a volunteer since its inception. Kirby also volunteers at Waldo County General Hospital and is a member of the Friends of Belfast Free Library and the Friends of Belfast Parks. She received a B.A. and M.S. in Library Science from Queens College in New York and worked for the NY State Attorney General. After moving to Maine in 1995, Kirby opened the Goose River shop in Belfast and operated it for 10 years.

As they plan fall events, Directors Kipp Jacques and Fred Davis welcome the input of the new directors.

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The library offers a wide selection of books, large print books, audio books, videos, DVDs, WiFi, computers,, a community room, and assistance in completing online Maine forms. There is also an ongoing book sale.

The Palermo Community Library is an all volunteer library. If interested in volunteering, contact any of the directors.

Palermo Community Library

2789 Route 3, Palermo, ME

Hours: Tuesday 2 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Thursday 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Saturday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.


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