We have had such a wonderful year serving our community here at the Bridgton Public Library! I would like to thank all who participated in our surveys through 2018, your thoughts and input have really guided our priorities and improved our services.
We provide access to information, education, and recreation resources. Our programs provide hands-on learning experiences for kids, families, and adults. We have added activity kits, cooking tools, and education resources for anyone to check out, take home, and explore. And of course we have books, audiobooks, e-books, and magazines for checkout as well.
And our community support is inspiring. We had over 45 regular volunteers through the year providing board leadership and guidance, programs, desk service, and collection maintenance. We had 372 items added to our collection that were donated and $2,000.00 in our cash donation boxes.
We have three large fundraisers through the year that provide 40% of our annual operating expenses. Thank you for keeping the lights and heat on, our desks staffed, the computers online, and the new print materials available to our community. We are able to serve you because of what people give.
Thank you for all you have given!
I am proud of our beautiful building, our wonderful staff, and our growing and diverse collections. Please enjoy the winter holiday season and visit us in the new year.