The question in our Maine real estate dog and pony comes up a lot when folks are moving, relocating.
The one about libraries in your Maine home town, wherever the property listing in Maine is located. That query and tell me you have a Walmart.
Or what about a hospital or vet for Rover, Spot or Fluff?
Maybe chit chat drifts in other directions.
Discussion drifts to tell me all about Maine weather that often tops, is high on the list.
Then digressing from the climate to what about your quality of education, the options for higher learning.
But libraries, the fact a small Maine town has one and if well used, much is deduced from this information.
Leaving money to the local Maine library when someone dies, to be remembered. Because the books bought with the donation show what the person was all about. What he or she had for interests, passions.
It is so important to invest in the local Maine library.
And to get the small new readers into the joy of opening up a book. And never putting them down through out their life. To visit often and contribute to, volunteer at the local Maine library is the healthy habit.
So we get asked a lot about our local Cary Library in Houlton Maine.
Cary Library has a collection of close to 56,000 items. Plus the ability to add to that collection of books, magazines, audio-material, VHS/DVD's. Thanks to the Interlibrary Loan service.
The local Cary Library's internet connection helps folks looking for a job.
Applying for it online, to email, to utilize government services and resources too.
There are monthly lectures at Cary Library.
Plus access to over 2100 electronic books with the Maine Info Net partnership. The library continues to update software to renew, place holds and to review books.
The original 1904 building built in part with monies from Andrew Carneigie's endowment to libraries. Cary Library is rich with lots of supporters inside and out.
The Oddfellows Rockabema Logge number 78 provide funding recently to have the front steps, side walls updated.
The new Cary Library addition makes everything handicap friendly too. And for the little ones, the library is an excellent place to start a life long literacy pathway.
It is no secret that well read children turn into the best writers, communicators and score high in academic tests. Get better jobs.
There are story and craft hour installment times offered at Cary Library. Tiny Tot time slots for 2 to 4 year old "readers".
Area southern Aroostook schools tour and use the facility. Plus a five week summer reading program is always well attended in the Shiretown.
Nearly 2200 books were read by one recent summer reading program at Cary Library.
Many use the library for tracking the family heritage. To tap into the history of the local area leaders, in their own lineage too. Ancestry.com is available for in-library access. Call Linda Faucher, Cary Libarian.
Here is another neat Maine library resource to pin point which communities have one, to make it easy peasy to contact them.
Who's your Daddy? Or Mama? The genealogy database is growing as more and more artifacts are digitized. Find uut.
There are a slew of volunteers and contributors to the endowment too at Cary Library. If you are in Houlton Maine, visit the distinctive stone building made of granite from Cochran Lake in New Limerick Maine.