Bradley named Turner Public Library director; public planning info sought

TURNER — Ellen Bradley has accepted the position of director and librarian for Turner Public Library, moving up into the role from assistant library director, the library trustees announced.
The trustees said Bradley “brings continuity, energy, a love of books, and enthusiasm for the exciting evolution of rural libraries.”
“I’m looking forward to continuing the work of bringing the best the library has to offer,” Bradley said. “We are lucky to have a community which values its public library the way Turner does.”
At 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, the library’s Visioning Committee will welcome the public to the first of three strategic planning meetings, which are open to all Turner residents and library patrons. The meetings will help shape the library’s new strategic plan. Public input is especially important in the strategic planning process, according to library officials, so all are encouraged to participate, regardless of age. “If you have ideas about the role you would like the library to play in the next several years, please attend,” library officials said.
The library will host a block printing workshop 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, in cooperation with the Bates College Museum of Art. Museum Education Curator Anthony Shostak will lead the workshop in which participants will carve designs into soft blocks that are then inked and printed onto paper. There is a $5 admission charge, and children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
For more information, contact the library at 207-225-2030 or email

PHOTO: New TPL Director Ellen Bradley and TPL mascot French Fry. (Submitted photo)