Beyond sharing the details of the actual projects and accomplishments of the Thomas Memorial Library Foundation, we want to share the stories of how the library has impacted its patrons. We want you to see the role the Thomas Memorial Library has played in the day-to-day life of citizens of Cape Elizabeth. We find these stories inspiring and make us extremely proud of the exceptional resource that the library continues to be.
A first time entrepreneur, Jodi Breau, a Cape Elizabeth resident, invented a new product that is good for the environment and successfully commercialized it. Her company was just named a 2018 American Small Business Champion for Maine by SCORE and Sam’s Club. See how the Thomas Memorial Library helped her new business, Dental Lace, Inc., get started.
Joyce, a mother of two young children, is struggling with the sudden loss of her own mother. Amid this grief at the children’s free playtime at the Thomas Memorial Library, Joyce’s life was changed.
Wilson, a recent retiree, started going to the Thomas Memorial Library’s evening book club in the hope that it would diversify his reading. In addition, he found a surprise at the book club that was equally beneficial.
During one of the recent power outages in Cape Elizabeth, a home office worker learned the power of the library.
Everyone needs a little incentive in their lives. TML Foundation helps make incentives a reality in the form of small prizes for doing something great for yourself - reading!
But Jane we already bought your tickets and your dad and I really were looking forward to seeing you! So were your friends! Besides you need a break!
Superheros aren’t just found in books and movies. Sometimes you find them in libraries. To pre-schooler Mary and her family, Rachel Davis is a quiet hero that changed all of their lives.
When I shared with a fellow Board member that I knit, she immediately invited me to join the Thomas Memorial Library knitters’ group that meets every Monday from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm at the library. Find out how much fun I had!
This is a story about how the Thomas Memorial Library helps retirees enjoy life.
During forty years as a professor of psychology, William Marshall read hundreds, perhaps
thousands of research papers. To keep up with the publication explosion in his field and help
students understand them, Bill had little time for reading for pleasure and missed his favorite
genre, mystery novels.
Every day, and many times during the day, at public libraries all over the country, a librarian or a staff
person helps an individual who wants something they cannot obtain on their own. My story is about
one such staff person, and the dignity of one little old lady, who happens to be my Mom.