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A Special Thanks!

The Wilton Free Public Library’s fundraiser featuring the Teachers Lounge Mafia and a Silent Auction was a great success! Thank you to everyone who came, laughed and supported the library. Thank you to the Teachers Lounge Mafia for a fantastic performance and for their strong support of libraries. The Silent Auction has become a special […]

Newsletter coming out April 15

Newsletter MastheadThe Spring, 2014 issue of the library newsletter will be out April 15. Thank you to Michael Höhne, our Board secretary and co-owner of Höhne-Werner Designs, for laying out the issue; also thank you to those who contributed articles and photos.

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Budget Meeting News

At the March 24 meeting of the Wilton Finance Committee, the committee members voted unanimously to accept our next fiscal year’s budget request of $105,395. Thanks to library board members Chris Bennett and Nancy Allen and selectman Tiffany Maiuri for their support. The next budget review meeting is the April 1 meeting of the Selectmen, […]

Many turn out in support of the Library at Town Meeting

Thank you! More than 100 people stayed through a long Town Meeting to support the vote on library funding. We wish to thank all the prople who so eloquently spoke in our favor, and all who stayed long into the night for the final vote. The community clearly sent a message that the Library is a vital and important resource for Wilton. For our part, we will continue to keep costs down to a minimum, consistent with providing quality library services to our community. David Olson, Director […]

If you thought all we do is check out books…!

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A Digital Shift: Libraries, Ebooks and Beyond

Cory Doctorow discusses the challenges facing authors and cultural heritage institutions with the increasing use of electronic texts. Speaker Biography: Cory Doctorow is a science fiction novelist, blogger and technology activist. He is the co-editor of the popular weblog Boing Boing and a contributor to The Guardian, the New York Times, Publishers Weekly, Wired and many other newspapers, magazines and websites. He has won the Locus and Sunburst Awards, and been nominated for the Hugo, Nebula and British Science Fiction Awards. […]

Study says Wilton very charitable | The Morning Sentinel, Waterville, ME

A study published in the Morning Sentinel, Sunday, Sept. 9 compares charitable giving in Maine cities and towns. Wilton, much to the surprise of the article’s author came out on the high end of generosity, it appears. See the article here: Study says Wilton very charitable | The Morning Sentinel, Waterville, ME.

Director’s Blog: Annual Town Meeting

This year’s Annual Town Meeting is Monday, June 6th, at 6:30 p.m. It will be held at the Academy Hill School cafeteria. The library, though not a Town department, receives nearly 80% of its operating budget from the Town. The rest is made up through fundraising. The last two years we have been funded at […]

Director’s Blog: Energy-saving projects getting started

Last year we had an energy audit performed under a grant from Efficiency Maine. There were several recommendations made for ways the library could save money and make more efficient use of energy. In the next few days, we will be starting on some projects, funded by a grant from Stephen and Tabitha King, which will make the library more comfortable and less expensive to operate. […]

From the Director: New Patron Conduct Policy

In the interest of ensuring our patrons’ safety, comfort, and unimpeded use of the library, we have implemented a new Patron Conduct Policy. The new policy details a process for informing patrons that their conduct is unacceptable, and the consequences of failing to heed accepted library rules. We have seen very few patron conduct problems, […]