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2013-07-25 16:16
If you are involved in the public sector and participate in the winter/spring budget season then you feel as though you have come through a storm that takes a long time to pass.  The fa… Read More
2013-05-20 14:03
I spent last Friday in Augusta at the Maine Humanities Summit sponsored by the University of Maine Humanities Initiative.  I also participated on a panel of academic and public libraria… Read More
2013-05-16 15:11
The variety and range of libraries and the issues that are part of their daily and strategic concerns are not always obvious to the general public.  There is not a shortage of coverage… Read More
2013-05-16 13:55
Derivative tends not be a compliment as it implies lack of creativity or more recently a bad financial instrument. But let’s be honest, many great ideas in all areas aren't new (like b… Read More
READ With …….
2013-03-15 20:13
Start with your kids and then each other and then with yourself!  PPL is grateful to be among the founding partners of the newly formed ConnectEd effort in Portland.  We plan… Read More
A More Interactive PPL
2013-03-13 17:16
The digital presence of PPL is one of the three “environments”, along with our physical facilities and soon to come bookmobile, which we need to master.  Each environment ha… Read More
Coming To You On All Kinds Of Roads
2013-03-12 16:29
In the spring of 2010, the Library publicly put forth its Portable Library concept.  The effort included a number of elements but the basic idea was to transcend the physical locations… Read More
2013-02-04 22:04
Public libraries are increasingly being recognized and encouraged to employ to full advantage their ability to offer safe spaces for civil discourse and civic engagement.  To that end… Read More
2013-02-01 20:08
Portland Public Library is the city's cultural center serving 666,000 visitors annually at four locationsthrough a unique combination of print, media and digital resources complemented by ro… Read More
Help Build Some Great Maine Libraries
2013-01-11 20:55
The history of public library funding in Maine has been overwhelmingly reliant on local funds.   Except for an occasional state bond referendum providing limited funds, there is no… Read More

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