Scarborough Public Library met with Town Council Finance Committee

Courtesy Scarborough Public Library

SCARBOROUGH —The Scarborough Public Library had a budget discussion with the Town Council Finance Committee on Tuesday.  

At the April 19 Finance Committee meeting for the FY23 budget review, Library Director Nancy Crowell and Board of Trustees President Bill Donovan discussed the plans for the library expansion being shared with the community in anticipation of a bond request in November 2022.  

The library’s budget review reflects normal operations through June 2023 and enhanced virtual information and programming skills that were developed during the pandemic. Library Directory Nancy Crowell said the library discovered during the pandemic there was a strong response to offering information and programming  virtually and will continue to offer more of virtual programs in the future.  

“We had a budget discussion with the Town Council Finance Committee on Tuesday. We did answer questions about the building project,” said Nancy Crowell, Library Director. “The library is resuming in-person services. It has been quite a hall for all of us and it is a great feeling seeing people in the building with and without masks, but we are resuming in-person programs and outreach services. Our budget reflects what in quotes could be declared a normal year. We are back to full service in terms of programming, staffing, collections, everything we were able to do three years ago was back in the cycle.  

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