Liz moved to Maine from South Carolina where she worked as the Youth Service librarian in the Darlington County Library System for almost 10 years. Liz was born and raised in Maine and took a leap of faith in returning to her homeland with her husband Sam. (You can follow her journey on twitter: #southernersfirstrealwinter).
Liz loves the children. She has an extensive music background, theater experience, and abundant creativity. She is excited to have a more specific age range to work (or play) with at the Waterville Public Library, and thrilled to work with co-librarian Sarah Taylor to offer wonderful children’s programs.
Children’s programs include weekly events such as Crafternoons with Trevor on Tuesdays from 2:30-4PM, Home School Hub on Thursdays from 1:30-2:30PM, Rhyme Time with Ms. Liz on Fridays from 10:30-11AM, and Satur-play! on Saturdays from 1-2PM.
Family literacy is a passion for Liz, and she is looking forward to programming that will inspire families to read and
learn together. She loves that the State of Maine invests in literacy and that there are incredibly dedicated people who are willing to invest their time in teaching others how to read!! Tammy, Liz, and the library staff are all strong
supporters of Literacy Volunteers Waterville Area, and are always excited to see our tutors and students
in the library!!
Congratulations Tammy Rabideau on your recent position as Director
of the Waterville Public Library!!!!!!
Tammy moved to Waterville with her family in 2006 when her husband, John Turner, took a job as a
professor at Colby College. She has worked at Waterville Public Library for nine years. Her emphasis
is on building relationships with other community partners such as the Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce
and Central Maine Growth Council. Tammy is a member of the board of directors of Waterville Creates! Tammy also
co-founded PechaKucha Night Waterville.
A graduate of Skidmore College, Tammy received a master’s degree in library and information science from the State University of New York, Albany. She worked in major academic library systems at the University of Michigan, Swarthmore College and the Georgia Institute of Technology before being hired at the Waterville library in 2010.
The Waterville library was one of 10 nationwide winners of the National Medal for Museum and Library Service for 2017. Tammy was also recognized in 2015 with the Mid-Maine Chamber’s Outstanding Professional award.
Welcome Liz Davis as the new Director of the Children’s Dept.
at the Waterville Public Library!!!!!
NEW LENDING LIBRARY
We would like to "spotlight" our updated Lending Library!
LVW has many new books to choose from, thanks to the Stephen & Tabitha King Foundation.
We now have Nonfiction and Fiction sections that are organized alphabetically by reading level. So, you can start off with some of our "Easy Reading" and work your way up to whatever level you want.
Please come in and check out our Library!!!