Island librarians and friends gather on the steps of the Swan’s Island library during the recent Downeast library tour. Sponsored by the Island Institute with assistance from the Maine Seacoast Mission, the tour provided an opportunity for island librarians to network and learn from each other. A group of almost 20 participants, including librarians, board
members, Maine State Library staff, and Island Institute staff, toured the libraries of Great Cranberry, Islesford and Swan’s Island. The first tour, held in the spring of 2004, covered the Casco Bay islands while the next tour, scheduled for spring 2006, will explore Penobscot Bay.