Walker Memorial Library Connects Patrons to Portland
Walker Memorial Library just got a lot bigger! On July 1, Walker Memorial Library announced its collaboration with Portland Public Library to issue PPL library cards for any resident of Cumberland and York Counties, and some towns in Oxford County.
“This is an exciting development for people throughout the area as well as Walker Library patrons,” said Marian Peterson, Adult Services Librarian at Walker. “This goes far beyond borrowing books from Portland. The added online databases offer a wealth of information that has not been available to our patrons before this arrangement with Portland Public Library.”
Highlights of the new resources include:
• Genealogy information from HeritageQuest and Ancestry Plus
• Mango Languages
• Price It!
• Auto Repair manuals
• Learn-a-Test programs you can use from home
• Kids’ e-books from Tumblebooks Library
Access to these databases is free to anyone with a valid Portland Public Library card. Walker Memorial Library has begun registering eligible residents for the free cards, and most of the resources are available immediately. Although a few of the databases can be accessed only from Portland Public Library, most are available through any Internet connection.
Any resident of Cumberland and York Counties, or of Brownfield, Denmark, Fryeburg, Hiram, Lovell, and South Hiram in Oxford County, is eligible for a Portland Public Library card. To sign up for a card at Walker Memorial Library simply bring a Maine driver’s license or two other forms of ID with name and current address. Young people ages 12-18 must show a photo school ID and have a parent or guardian co-sign the form. For more details please contact Lending Services Librarian Jen Leo.