Maine Island Library Association

The Maine Island Library Association (MILA) is an organization made up of librarians, volunteers, and library board members from Maine's unbridged islands. Islands represented are Chebeague,Cliffs, Frenchboro, Great Cranberry, Long (Casco Bay), Islesboro, Islesford, Monehegan, North Haven, Peaks, Swan's and Vinalhaven.

The last meeting of MILA was held in Fall 2005 and included a tour of the libraries on Great Cranberry, Islesford, and Swan's Island. The next meeting of MILA is tentatively scheduled for Fall 2006 with a tour of the North Haven, Vinalhaven, and Islesboro libraries. Stay tuned for more details.

One program in which MILA members take part is the Golden Trap Award. Each year libraries on all of the unbridged islands receive 5 to 10 books for their children's collections. The libraries then feature the books so that the children vote on their favorite book. The 2006 winner is...

Mighty Jackie, Strike Out Queen by Marissa Moss. Mighty Jackie tells the story of a teenage girl who plays baseball on a minor league team. When her team, the Chattanooga Lookouts, face the mighty New York Yankees and Babe Ruth, Jackie's skills are tested and she makes history. Mighty Jackie is based on a true story. The 2005 winner was How I Became a Pirate by Melinda Long.

Frenchboro Library and Frenchboro Historical Society
Schoolhouse Hill
Frenchboro, ME 04635
(207) 334-2924

Last Updated 04/02/2007