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In the Words of Our Stakeholders “ Stephanie Schott was fantastic last night presenting to local daycare workers. They all were thrilled to go home with free books to boot! Everyone was very impressed that the State Library offers trainings like this.” —Kara Reiman, Youth Services Librarian, Walker Memorial Library

• We have partnered with the Maine Association of Non-Profits to provide services to the 57% of Maine public libraries who are 501(c)3 nonprofits. • We are working with MaineSpark in developing the role of libraries to increase the post-secondary attainment of Maine’s rural workforce. • Maine InfoNet is our statewide partner for resource sharing.

FOCUS ON STATS The percentage of Maine libraries moving from slower 10 mbps to significantly faster 100 mbps and 1 gbps broadband internet connections has greatly increased over the last five years as a result of a newly negotiated Internet Service Provider contract that began in 2015.

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