I’ll be at the Pittston annual Town Meeting at 9:45 a.m. Saturday, March 17, to vote in support of continuing Pittston’s participation in the Gardiner Public Library. As a supporter of the library and as a recently appointed member of the Gardiner Library Association board of directors, I urge all Pittston residents to attend and vote “yes” in support of the Gardiner Public Library. By voting “yes,” everyone in Pittston, from children to seniors, can continue taking advantage of the library’s many resources.

Barely a week goes by that I don’t stop by the Gardiner Public Library to pick up or return a book, DVD, or CD. I’m a big fan of the Maine Minerva shared library system the Gardiner Public Library participates in. This shared system provides library users with access to the catalogs of more than 50 Maine libraries.

If I want to borrow something that isn’t already on the shelf in Gardiner, I can order it on my personal computer or personal device through Minerva’s statewide delivery service and, as soon as the item is available statewide, it will arrive at the Gardiner library for me to pick up. This is an invaluable resource to my family. Plus the Gardiner Public Library also participates in the Hoopla online system for streaming digital movies, music, e-books and more.

The Gardiner Public Library staff and volunteers also are super helpful in helping folks access materials.

Tom Farkas


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