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Jackson Learning Center and Historical Society

The Jackson Learning Center and Historical Society (the Library) is located behind the firehouse in the municipal complex on Route 7. The Library is open to all during Transfer Station Hours. It is also available during Town Office hours; get the key from Brenda. As well as books, the library has puzzles, games and computer with WiFi. Various events are held at the Library and the building is available for meetings.

The library has vacancies in the board, anyone interested  please contact Mary.
 
Volunteers are always needed to help in the library.  You do not have to be a board member, if you have some spare time or want to help at any of the scheduled events please let us know.
 
For more information contact Mary @ 722-3023 or jducky2day@gmail.com

The Library Board meets on the second Monday of the month at 6:30PM at the Library.

The Library is on Facebook at Jackson Maine Library aka JLC&HS.

Events


Stop by the library on Halloween, October 31st between 5:30 & 7:00PM with your monsters and other scary and funny small people.

To volunteer time or candy see Janice at the station any Sunday between now and then. Or you can call her at 322-1029.

The Jackson Library has openings for board members. Meetings are held monthly, on the second Monday of each month at 6pm. Those interested may contact Hazel Littlefield at 722-3653.

History

Jackson town residents voted in 2011 at a special town meeting to establish the Jackson Learning Center & Historical Society. Two modular classrooms were purchased for one dollar each from SAD 3, the second classroom being sold to defray costs of transportation and set-up of the JLC&HS. Grants from the Maine Community Foundation allowed the purchases of a computer and installation of a handicapped ramp.

In September of 2012, the Jackson selectmen established the JLC&HS board (aka “the Library”) appointing seven board members and one alternate On November 12, 2012, the JLC&HS board approved and adopted By-Laws, Duties and Responsibilities and was then submitted to the selectmen for final approval on November 13, 2012. A copy of the By-Laws, Duties and Responsibilities of the JLC&HS board is available for public viewing along with the monthly business meeting minutes at the JLC&HS.

JLC&HS monthly business meetings are held the second Monday of each month in the JLC&HS at 6:45 PM. The meetings are open to the public and the JLC& HS board encourages past/present volunteers to attend and welcomes community members. The JLC&HS has established an email address: thelibrary04921@yahoo.com and a Facebook page: Jackson Learning Center & Historical Society aka the library, to respond to “library” questions and to receive feedback.

The JLC&HS not only is a resource/library center, but a showcase for historical memorabilia, oral and written histories. The “library” offers computer access with a wireless connection. The JLC&HS is a place where residents gather for activities such as books clubs, craft groups, game nights, coffee klatches, children’s events, Literacy Volunteer Program and as a community meeting place.

As the result of thousands of volunteer hours the Jackson Learning Center and Historical Society continues to be an example of dedicated community commitment.