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Our mission is to empower LA community members to be passionate readers, curious researchers and ethical consumers and creators of information.

The new North Star YA Award list is here and we’ve got all the books in the library! Read three and you get to vote in the spring for Maine’s teen choice book award.

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Contact Information

Andrew Jonash : Library Assistant - Track & Field Coach
Andrew Jonash

Andrew Jonash graduated from Lewis and Clark college in 2019 with a major in biology and a minor in sculpture. He has worked as a welder for a metal sculptor in Portland, Oregon, in aquaculture on a kelp and oyster farm on the Damariscotta river, as well as scuba diver and project manager for an environmental project focusing on ghost gear removal in Boothbay Harbor. He has been an assistant coach on the winter and spring track teams. He enjoys playing ultimate frisbee and has a jack russell chihuahua named Tugboat.

Academic Affiliation:

BA, Lewis and Clark College. Bachelor of Arts In Biology, Minor in Studio Art

Laura Phelps : Director of Library Services
Laura Phelps (207) 563-3596 ext.1109

Laura Phelps was an elementary school librarian for 15 years before joining the LA faculty in 2019.  Prior to that she was a public librarian in Vermont and a high school teacher in Romania.  Laura is a National Board Certified Teacher and the 2019 Walter J. Taranko Maine School Librarian of the Year.  She practices yoga daily, loves the Red Sox and travels near and far as frequently as possible.  Laura lives in Wiscasset with her husband Iain and their two cats, Benny and Beatrix.

Academic Affiliations:

B.A. History, Haverford College

M.S. Library and Information Science, Simmons University


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Ms. Phelps is Reading:

Hey, Kiddo
The Guinevere Deception
A Place to Belong
The Beckoning Shadow
We Hunt the Flame
Voyages in the Underworld of Orpheus Black
Unnatural Disasters
Reaching for the Moon: The Autobiography of NASA Mathematician Katherine Johnson
The Last True Poets of the Sea
Hope Is Our Only Wing
The Last Voyage of Poe Blythe
The Apartment: A Century of Russian History
The Undefeated
The Iliad
Words on Fire
Where the Crawdads Sing

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