Our Fiscal Year 2017-2021 Strategic Plan is complete! For more information click here, or read the Summary or Complete Plan.
Maine Preservation announces 2016 Honor Awards
On Wednesday, Nov. 16, Maine Preservation announced winners of the 2016 Honor Awards, spotlighting outstanding examples of historic preservation and revitalization statewide and recognizing the owners, professionals and workers who make them possible. The 2016 Honor Awards, held at the Portland Country Club in Falmouth, recognized 15 projects nominated earlier this year.
The Merrill Memorial Library 2014 renovation project was honored at this year’s event. After significant fundraising and a public-private partnership with the town of Yarmouth, the 1904-05 Merrill Memorial Library is now a completely renewed public building. With restored historic features, added insulation, and a new high- efficiency mechanical system, the building’s overall energy consumption has been reduced by 30 percent, allowing it to be both physically and operationally sustainable well into the future. The new entryway serves as a light-filled community gathering space and also creates a safer, more accessible approach to the library.
Congratulations to the Yarmouth community for supporting this endeavor.
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Merrill Film Society is an informal gathering of community members to view great works of cinema with one another. Everyone is invited. The films are free and popcorn is served! Showtime is 7pm. December 14 we are showing Stagecoach (1939) and December 28 is McCabe and Mrs. Miller (1971).
Beanstack is an online Reader’s Advisory service that we offer. Parents may sign up for free, with or without a library card, and create a profile for each of their children including age, reading level, and interests. Each week, we will send you an email with a tailored book recommendation highlighting a book in our collection, as well as activities to do while reading the book that will enhance the experience of reading together as a family. Try it out and let us know what you think!!