Farewell From Scott

A lot has changed in the library world since I started here 40 years ago in 1981.  We’ve gone from paper card catalogs to electronic retrieval.  I’ve been here through floods, downtown fires, ice storms, Celebrity Who Reads What lists, and many a blizzard.

I have been very lucky in those 40 years of change.  I have had the good fortune to work with two wonderful directors: Glenna Nowell for 10 years and Anne Davis for 30 years.  Both of these wonderful directors allow their staff to shine in their position and grow professionally.

I have been fortunate to have coworkers during the past 40 years who have supported me in my job and in my personal life.  How fortunate am I to spend my working hours with people I enjoy being with and whom I care about?

I have been very fortunate to work in and for a community that supports the mission of the library and embraces the staff as friends who care about them,

And I have been fortunate to have the Gardiner Library Association as an entity that has always supported the staff here to grow professionally via conferences and conventions.

How fortunate have I been in the last 40 years?  VERY.  Thank you.

THANK YOU!!!

Thank you for visiting us.

THank you for your donations.

ThAnk you for keeping us laughing.

ThaNk you to our volunteers.

ThanK you for your kind comments.

 

Thank You for sharing your stories.

Thank yOu for making us an anchor destination of Gardiner.

Thank yoU for making the Gardiner Public Library such a great place to work in 2019.

Summer’s here! Don’t forget to write!

early 1900s postcard - Take a trip to Gardiner, Me. and forget your troubles

School is out; the weather’s warm; it’s time to hit the road, explore old (and new!) favorite places, and share your adventures and travels with friends and family.  Long before Instagram, Facebook, and Snapchat, postcards were the way to drop a line and keep folks up to date.  We have a wonderful collection of Gardiner-themed postcards in our Community Archives Room.  Many of them depict scenes around town, but there are also quite a few that were more generic, novelty cards into which Anytown, USA, could be inserted — and Gardiner was not to be left out of the fun!

Here are some classics that recently entered our collection — Enjoy!  At just over 100 years old, these range from about 1900-1915.

early 1900s postcard - No Time to Write in Gardiner

early 1900s postcard - We are just as happy as can be in Gardiner, ME.

early 1900s postcard - Stirring times in Gardiner, Me.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

early 1900s postcard - I'm tied up in Gardiner

early 1900s postcard - The girls snap you up quickly in Gardiner, ME. I was caught the moment I got here.

 

early 1900s postcard - When you are away from Gardiner, ME. Do you have another girl

 

 

 

 

 

 

And don’t forget,

If you’re in search of a happy home, come to Gardiner, Me., this is a classy spot!

early 1900s postcard - If you're in search of a happy home, come to Gardiner, ME. this is a classy spot

 

Happy Summer, everyone!!!