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What We Offer

Skidompha has won awards because we're far more than a "small town library." We offer the public a a host of sources, resources and services to meet all needs, including:

  • Books from Our Collection of Over 30,000 Titles
  • Large Print Books 
  • Movies 
  • Kindles 
  • Audio Books
  • Music CDs 
  • DVDs
  • Inter-Library Loans 
  • Free Passes to the Portland Museum of Art and the Farnsworth Art Museum
  • Chats with Champions - Monthly presentation by an accomplished person in the arts and sciences
  • Presentations of classic and contemporary movies for adults, teens and children
  • Foreign Language Classes, Poetry Writing Classes - Chinese, French, and Italian
  • Free Public Access to Current Technology: Wi-Fi Access, Copier (fee charged), Fax Machine (fee charged)
  • Traveling Books - A partnership with Meals on Wheels that delivers books chosen by the reader to their home.
  • Community Programming (Throughout the year many organizations use Skidompha’s facilities!) including local fundraisers for community groups, performing arts groups, and others.
But wait--there's more!
  • Toddler Time: Tuesdays at 10 AM.  A program of stories, songs, rhymes and movement geared towards ages 2-5 and their caregivers.
  • Book Babies: Wednesdays at 10 AM.  A program of stories, songs, rhymes and movement geared towards ages 0-3 and their caregivers.
  • Teen Gaming: Monthly on a Friday from 2:45-4:45. Teens can use the library's Wii system and big screen to play games all afternoon. 
  • Teens' Choice Movies on Lincoln Academy Early Release Days.
  • Books in Motion: Monthly. Read the book, talk about it over pizza, and then see the movie. The first 30 participants receive a free book. 
  • Crafts: Saturdays 9:30-Noon: Crafts are self-serve and are available during the library’s open hours on Saturday.
  • Saturdays, Special Programming: Evil Geniuses:  A hands-on program for budding scientists ages 7-12.   
  • Summer Reading Program: An eight-week program with a different theme every year.  Each summer there are more than 200 participants.
  • And Special Programs added on an ongoing basis!

What is Skidompha Worth To You?

We all know that libraries provides invaluable services to the community. But have you ever wondered just what the Library is worth to your family? Try the Library Use Calculator provided by the Maine State Library and find out what all the Library services you use would cost if you had to pay for them directly. You might be surprised.