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HSLIC leaves money to MLA for future librarians

The Maine Library Association thanks the Health Sciences Library & Information Consortium for donating to the MLA Scholarship Fund. Sadly, the HSLIC disbanded earlier this year, but we are grateful for their contribution to helping Maine resident seeking education in library science. To learn more about the Scholarship Fund, please visit our Scholarship & Loan Committee page.

Community Matters More

The Maine Library Association is the recipient of an un-restricted donation of $5,000 from Bangor Savings Bank.  Our Conference Committee is committed to using these funds to make the 2019 Conference as special as ever.

In recent years, libraries across the state have been recipients of Bangor Savings Bank's "Community Matters More" grants. This year, the voting will happen 100% online. Therefore, Bangor Savings Bank is encouraging people to visit their local libraries to use the fastest statewide broadband connections and public computers that we provide in order to vote for this award. Perhaps they will even be voting for you!

About Community Matters More

Community Matters More, it is a unique giving initiative. Each year, the Bangor Savings Bank Foundation engages the public during the month of February (February 1st – February 28th) in voting for their favorite nonprofits. More than $140,000 will be given to 55 local nonprofit organizations in Maine and New Hampshire. The top two organizations in each geographical region will receive a $5,000 grant, while the remaining organizations will receive $1,000.

During the month of February, visit to vote for your favorite nonprofits! You can vote for up to five (5) different nonprofit organizations across any region listed on the online ballot. If you don’t see your favorite nonprofit on the list, select “Other” to write-in the name of your nonprofit.

MLA now accepting nominations for the Lupine and Katahdin Awards

Every year, the Youth Services Section Interest Group (Y.S.S.) of the Maine Library Association recognizes the best picture books and youth books by a Maine author with the Lupine Award. To be eligible, the author must be at least a part-time resident of the state or the book must be at least partially set in Maine. The Katahdin Award is a lifetime achievement award given to a living Maine author or illustrator of children's literature. The Katahdin Award is not necessarily given every year.

To submit your book for nomination, please send seven review copies (if possible) to the Lupine Committee Chair by the end of December.

Jill Hooper
Lupine Committee Chair
84 Wildes Road
Bowdoinham, Maine 04008

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