Jim & Cindy Dunham – Still Making A Difference

The Christian Science Monitor article “In a small Maine town, it took a community to build a library” tells the story of how Jim & Cindy Dunham, along with many community members created the Lincolnville Community Library.

In an effort similar to an old-fashioned barn raising, scores of people from Lincolnville, Maine, contributed their materials, labor, and know-how to create a privately funded library.

“It all grew out of an effort to revitalize the center of town,” says Sheila Polson, one of Lincolnville Community Library’s dedicated volunteers, who now is library director. “The [general] store had closed. We needed a community gathering place. [Among the] ideas we were throwing around, the library took off.”