What’s going on upstairs? Making the Reading Room More Remote-Work-Friendly

Have you wondered what is has been going on lately on the third floor? Last year, Camden Public Library was awarded a grant through the “Remote Work through Libraries” initiative from the Maine State Library. The grant will be used to make the third-floor Reading room more remote-work-friendly, while preserving the space’s unique historic character. There will be intermittent work on the third floor until the project is complete, but disruption should be minimal going forwards.

The goal of the project “Re-Working the Reading Room” is to better provide working space for those in the community that need it. This includes the addition of a restroom on the third floor, better access to electrical outlets, seating improvements, and more.

We thank you for your patience as we make these exciting changes.

The grant is part of Governor Janet Mills’ $2 million Maine Jobs and Recovery Plan and the “Remote Work through Libraries” initiative from The Maine State Library and the Maine Department of Economic and Community Development. The Camden Public Library is one of 39 libraries in the state to receive funding through this program, which will support Maine libraries’ capacity to provide targeted resources, services, and physical space to support remote and hybrid workers across the state.