Maine Library Commission

The Library Commission, a 17-member board appointed by the Governor, is broadly representative of the state's library community. The Commission establishes the policies and operations of the State Library, gives advice and makes recommendations on the expenditure of state and federal funds, and establishes guidelines and policies for statewide library programs. Composition of the Maine Library Commission is defined in MRSA 27, Section 111.

Commission Guidance

COVID-19 Prevention Checklist – Public Library Guidance: originally published May 18, Updated on April 20, 2021.

Public Library Standards

Commission Rule Regarding Responsibilities of Public Libraries

Maine Library Commission Board Members
Name Address Phone Fax Email
Joyce Rumery
Fogler Library, University of Maine, Orono 207.581.1660
Art Turley 178 Webber Ave, Lewiston, ME 04240 207.784.1868
Charles Campo 37 Main Road South, Hampden, ME 04444 207.862.4113
Helen Fogler, Vice Chair Thompson Free Library
186 East Main Street
Dover-Foxcroft, ME  04426
207.564.3350 207.564.3531
Richard Thompson 263 McGrath Pond Road Oakland, Maine 04963 207.716.1060
Cora Damon Maine General Medical Center, Alfond Center for Health, Library Resource Center
35 Medical Center Parkway, Augusta, ME 04330
Michael Hays PO Box 416, Bass Harbor, ME 04653 207.244.9548
Heidi Grimm Yarmouth Memorial Library, 215 Main Street, Yarmouth, ME 04096 207.846.4763
Jeffrey Cabral McArthur Library, 270 Main Street, Biddeford, ME 04005 207.284.4181
Melissa St. John 62 Deer Hill Road, Harrison, ME 04040 207.583.6912
Donald R. Wismer PO Box 207, Kents Hill, ME 04349    
Sarah Campbell Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, ME 04101-4072 207.871.1700 207.871.1703
Ben Treat Bangor Public Library, 145 Harlow Street, Bangor, ME 04401 207.947.8336 207.945.6694 bmcdade@

*SOS=Secretary of State