Lisbon Library changes hours; school budget going to voters


LISBON — Lisbon Library hours will change temporarily while hiring is done, library Director Diane Nadeau told the Town Council on Tuesday night.

Starting Sept. 1, the library will open half an hour later, at 9 a.m., Tuesday to Saturday, and will close an hour earlier, at 5 p.m., from Wednesday to Friday, Nadeau said. The library will remain open until 7 p.m. Tuesday, and until 2 p.m. Saturday, she said.

The new hours will allow staff to continue story time on Thursday morning, home delivery for senior citizens and day care visits.

Gym project

Town Council Chairman Dillon Pesce said the finance director will now be allowed to attend construction meetings with the School Department and the construction company on the gym project.

The documentation requested of the School Department on the project has been  turned over to the town, and the Town Council has resumed paying bills related to the gym project, Pesce said. Councilors voted at a past meeting to hold payment on bills for the project until the School Committee submitted necessary documents for the town to be in compliance.

Budget validation referendum

A $14.88 million school budget will go before voters Tuesday, Aug. 11. The amount is less than the $14.93 million voters rejected June 9 as being too low.

Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Ward 1 will vote at the Superintendent’s Office gymnasium, 19 Gartley St., Lisbon; Ward 2 will vote at the MTM Community Center, 16 School St., Lisbon Falls. 

Lisbon Library’s temporary hours starting Sept. 1:

Sunday: Closed.

Monday: Closed.

Tuesday: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Wednesday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Thursday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Friday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturday: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.