The 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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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 . . . → Read More: Budget Meeting News
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 . . . → Read More: Many turn out in support of the Library at Town Meeting
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. . . . → Read More: A Digital Shift: Libraries, Ebooks and Beyond
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.
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 . . . → Read More: Director’s Blog: Annual Town Meeting