Resources Available to Our Library Patrons
The library has a telehealth unit, including a laptop, headphones, camera and even a noise machine you can use for mental health counseling, wellness appointments, and a range of other non-urgent medical needs. You can book a private "telehealth room" for your appointments. Call us at 207-487-5880 for more information.
- Cloud Library (e-books & e-audiobooks)
- Digital Maine Library (formerly MARVEL)--including Ancestry.com that you can currently use from home!
- Pittsfield Advertiser & Valley Times (local newspaper until 1987)
- Kanopy! The library now offers the popular on-demand film streaming service
This local radio station (98.1 FM in Skowhegan) often has programs interviewing local artists and businesses as part of a series called Guest Room. Check it out to learn more about the community.
Job Corps is a free Career Technical Training program that is federally funded for 16-24 year-olds. The upper age limit may be waived for a student with a verifiable disability. Some of the Career Technical Trainings are welding, carpentry, culinary arts, CNA, and many more. Students can also earn their HS diploma with us. Students stay on center, free of charge, while they work towards completion of their trade. The two centers in Maine are in Bangor (Penobscot Job Corps) and Limestone (Loring Job Corps). There are a few ways students can be eligible. They can meet the financial guidelines (food stamps, free/reduced lunch) and/or have an IEP/504.
This is a free online platform that allows anyone to easily find and connect with local free and reduced-cost programs that can assist with employment, education, childcare, feeding their families, and more.
This program program assists seniors, veterans, and many others in affording internet or cellular access. Households under 200% of the Federal Poverty limit qualify, as do those enrolled in Lifeline, SNAP, WIC, SSI, Federal Public Housing Assistance, or school lunch programs. For a complete list of eligibility requirements and more details, please visit https:getacp.org/Maine
Individuals and non-profits can apply for refurbished devices. This service is based in Waterville and will also ship devices. The Somerset Economic Development Corporation is also purchasing laptops, desktops and tablets to benefit Somerset libraries and other organizations.
The Somerset Economic Development Corporation (SEDC) is partnering with the National Digital Equity Center to offer free digital skills training classes. Maine residents may take the classes online or in person at a partner location. For more information, visit www.digitalequitycenter.com