Due to the city's bleak financial outlook and a third year of flat-funding for l
Due to the city's bleak financial outlook and a third year of flat-funding for library services, the Portland Public Library plans to close three of its five branches and institute a "Portable Library Project." Executive Director Steve Podgajny says the model will move away from a "walk in" strategy and towards a "connect-in" strategy of bringing services to the community. He envisions conducting surveys by fall to learn how the library can expand services and programming and what needs are not being met. Morris Fisher, chairman of the library's board of trustees, says he expects patron usage to decrease temporarily but over time go back to current levels and beyond.
Portland Public Library, Portland Public Library Board of Trustees
Conley, Casey, "Due to the city's bleak financial outlook and a third year of flat-funding for l" (2010). Maine News Index – Portland Daily Sun. 20.