May 26, 2022

Newspaper Editorial: “Maine Libraries Deserve Support for Valued Services”

Here’s a portion of an editorial published today in the Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel and on

Public libraries are the only source of free Internet access in 77 percent of Maine communities, making local libraries more necessary than ever. But at the same time, the need to contain residents’ property tax burden by reining in municipal spending has been amplified by massive revenue-sharing cuts that have forced towns to scrimp where they can.


Maine’s public libraries are in an unworkable situation. If government officials don’t step up and increase support, more of these institutions will shut down — and take critical community resources with them.

Read the Complete Editorial (488 Words)

About Gary Price

Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.