Wiscasset Public Library is pleased to announce that it has received a grant from the Stephen and Tabitha King Foundation. The King Foundation has generously granted the Library $25,000 to purchase a metal roof. The roof will be one and one half inch standing seam with24 gauge steel construction.
This is the third grant Wiscasset Public Library has received from the King Foundation. The Library was granted $25,000 in 2004 to upgrade the electronics and install a new network throughout the building. In 2007 The Library received $50,000 that enabled it to repoint the brick and paint the exterior, replace several windows and a list of other repairs that were needed at the time. This third grant brings the total to $100,000.
The generosity of the Stephen and Tabitha King Foundation is well known to libraries around the state. Wiscasset Public is extremely fortunate and grateful that King Foundation has been so supportive to the Library’s needs and the needs of our patrons.
This grant was sought in keeping with the Library’s ongoing efforts to seek outside funding of capital projects in order to minimize requests for town funding.
Hi, my name is Laurie Ridgway, or Ms. Laurie to the younger set. This October I began my new job in Maine but before this I was a librarian on the eastern shores of Long Island, New York. There, I was working with teens but now I am looking forward to meeting the local Wiscasset young people. I cannot wait for this bright, big, children’s room to be filled with the sound of excited readers.
Recently my husband retired, sold his locksmith business, and moved to our house in Woolwich. We wanted to live here because it is beautiful and quiet and we have family in the area. But unlike my husband I am not ready to retire! (I must be too young.)
Besides working with children I am an avid reader, love the outdoors, the ocean, and gardening. While inside I quilt, knit, and work the Sunday crossword. I grew up in rural, upstate New York and find Maine feels like home to me. Come in and say hello, I would love to meet all of you.