Economic Development

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“Not Your Grandparents’ Libraries”
The Maine State Library and many community libraries throughout the state are far more advanced technologically than you might imagine. Here’s a look at what’s happening in libraries throughout Maine, and how library technology plays a role in workforce development. The ever-present challenge of rural connectivity will also be addressed as it pertains to libraries’ mission to provide services to their community.
Presenters: James Ritter, State of Maine Librarian; Lisa Shaw, Library Director, Caribou Public Library


Caribou Public Library is an approved training site for the National ABLE Network’s Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP).

Additionally, the Library proudly hosts worksite training for ASPIRE participants, High School Community Service students, and general volunteers. 


Caribou Public Library is an approved testing site for proctored exams for the United States Postal Service through PSI Online.



Technology Available at Caribou Public Library:

  • 100 Mbpsfiber broadband with open wireless access
  • Color or black & white printing available
  • Scan to email, fax, and photocopying
  • Nabi tablets, iPad, and Galaxy tablets
  • Circulating US Cellular wifi hotspots, laptops, and hybrid tablets
  • 3D Printer
  • Ozobot, Osmo for iPad, Dot & Dash, BB-8, 3D Doodler Pen, Legos and Lego Robotics kits

For questions about accessing these or other devices, please contact the library at (207) 493-4214 or via email:

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