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Computer Security Resources

CHL lobsterSANS Institute “Ouch!” Newsletter SANS Institute, a non-profit organization dedicated to research and education in computer and network security, publishes a monthly newsletter for home computer users. SANS “Ouch!” reports the latest computer security problems you might see at home, and how to handle them. Subscribe to the email newsletter at this website.

Libraries and Reference Resources

Orr’s Island Library The Orr’s Island Library is a community library open year round to all residents and visitors to the Town of Harpswell. It has a significant collection of mysteries and other fiction, children’s books, audios, CDs and DVDs, as well as reference books and wireless computer access. OIL also has a growing collection of Maine-related books and genealogical material.

Curtis Library logoCurtis Memorial Libary, in Brunswick, Maine. CML's website provides on-line access to the library's own catalog, and the catalogs of all Maine libraries, through MINERVA, in addition to an events calendar for the library and other local cultural organizations. CML's website also has links to may useful reference resources, and to the websites of other organizations.

PPL LogoPortland Public Library, in Portland, Maine. On PPL's website, anyone can access the Portland Public Library's catalog, calendar of events, other information about the library, and links to other resources (such as MARVEL). Holders of PPL library cards can also access PPL's excellent collection of downloadable audio books, databases, and self-paced online training classes. All residents of Harpswell are eligible for a PPL library card — come into Cundy's Harbor Library to get one!

MSL logoMaine State Library, in Augusta, Maine. MSL is the central library of the Maine library system (of which Cundy's Harbor Library is a member). MSL's website contains a wealth of information about libraries in Maine, as well as access to the unique resources of the State Library itself. MSL is the home of MARVEL.

MSL logoMSL “Maine Answers Hard Times” resource page. Maine State Library has compiled a set of Web links to help you find the answers you need to navigate the current economic storm.

MARVEL logoMaine State Library's on-line reference system. MARVEL provides free on-line access to a wide variety information resources, including business databases, encyclopedias, dictionaries, searchable newspaper archives from around the country, academic, scientific, and technology databases, and much more.

IPL logoThe Internet Public Library. Founded by University of Michigan School of Information, now hosted by Drexel University's College of Information Science and Technology and maintained by a consortium of colleges and universities. IPL includes free access to research tools in a wide variety of topics, on-line reference tools (almanacs, dictionaries, encyclopedias, etc.), Internet on-line book collections, and links to magazines and newspapers around the US and the world.

LOC logoLibrary of Congress. Originally founded to provide library services to members of the US Congress, the Library of Congress is now one of the greatest information sources on the planet. LOC's website includes not only the library's catalogs but also its digital collections, multimedia presentations, research tools, and visitor's information. Definitely worth an electronic visit.

Book Award and Book Review websites

Caldecott Award logoCaldecott Medal website. Each year, the American Library Association's Association for Library Services to Children (ALSC) recognizes an artist for the most distinguished picture book for children. On this website you'll find not only the most recent winner of this prestigious award, but also this year's runner-up Honor Books, and medal winners and honor books for each year since 1938, when ALSC originated the award.

Newberry Award logoNewberry Medal website. Each year, the American Library Association's Association for Library Services to Children (ALSC) recognizes an author for the most distinguished contribution to children's literature. On this website you'll find not only the most recent winner of this prestigious award, but also this year's runner-up Honor Books, and medal winners and honor books for each year since 1938, when ALSC originated the award.

CHL lobster logoKirkus Reviews. Website of Kirkus Reviews magazine, advance book review source for publishing industry professionals. When the books become available for purchase, Kirkus serves the reviews to consumers in a weekly email newsletter and on

Reader's Circle logoReader's Circle website. If you've been looking for a way to connect with book-related groups, this is it. Reader's Circle is a free online directory for book clubs and reading groups. Anyone may post a listing or search for a group by zip code.

Children's Literature and Learning Resources

CHL lobster This colorful site has everything a young book lover wants: books reviews, the best books of the year categorized by genre, links to author websites, advice about starting your own book club with suggested books to read and discussion guides, book-based word searches and scrambles, and trivia games about books and authors. One of its best features is an annotated booklist of recommended books that are arranged by age level. There is a newsletter to subscribe to and a readers’ mailbag, also.

CHL lobster logoPLCMC BookHive is the website of the children's book club of the Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. While that's a long way from Cundy's Harbor, the site contains a wealth of information by and for kids about books and reading. There's a book finder, book reviews by kids, recommendations for good books, even video story-tellers.

CHL lobster logoThe Children’s Book Council is the nonprofit trade association of publishers and packagers of trade books and related materials for children and young adults. The Council's website includes the latest news on what's been published for children.

CHL lobster logoThe Newseum’s Today’s Front Page website is an interactive map of the world on which you can view the front page of today’s daily newspaper for most major cities in the US and Europe, and for a sampling of cities in other parts of the world. Maintained by the Newseum, in Washington, D.C, the website also contains many other pages with information about the museum and its exhibits.

Government Services

CHL lobster logoTown of Harpswell, official website of Harpswell town government. The site provides not only a directory of Town departments and services, but also the current Town government calendar, an archive of reports and other important public documents, and links to other resources. logoState of Maine website. All aspects of Maine state government can be accessed here. Renew your vehicle or trailer registration, apply for a hunting license, find out how to start a business in Maine, search the laws of Maine, discover what's happening in the legislature, explore the State Park system, find a Notary Public to perform a wedding -- anything you want to know about Maine government can be found here.

WHS logoEPA/DOE Fuel Economy website containing an electronic version of the US Government’s Fuel Economy Guide with data on new and used cars dating back to 1985.

Harpswell Public Schools

MSAD 75 logoMaine School Administrative District 75. MSAD 75 includes the schools of Bowdoin, Bowdoinham, Harpswell, and Topsham. The District's website contains information about the entire district, as well as individual websites for each of the schools within the district.

Community Organizations

HBA logoHarpswell Business Association, dedicated to promoting local Harpswell businesses and non-profit organizations through the Web and other channels. The website provides information about local businesses, and about HBA membership.

HHLT logoHarpswell Heritage Land Trust, whose mission is to preserve and protect Harpswell's natural open spaces, islands, shorelines, and cultural heritage for current and future generations. The website provides the latest information about the Trust, its activities, and its services.

HHS logoHarpswell Historical Society, dedicated to the discovery, identification, collection, preservation, interpretation, and dissemination of materials relating to the history of Harpswell and its people. The website provides information about the society, its museum, and its collections. The site also contains a number of interesting on-line exhibits, including an oral history of Harpswell gathered by pupils of the Harpswell Island and West Harpswell schools.

HTV towerHarpswell Community Television website. Harpswell is unique in having a local television channel which is a broadcast station as well as being available over local cable. The website provides full information about the station's schedule and operations.

HCF logoHolbrook Community Foundation website, providing the latest news and information about the Foundation's continuing program to keep the Holbrook's property a vital part of Maine's working waterfront. Holbrook's includes the Holbrook's Wharf, the Snack Bar on the wharf, the Holbrook's Store, and the Holbrook-Trufant House apartment/office building.

Community Services

MealCall, a directory of senior nutrition programs and senior centers anywhere in the US and Canada.

Local and Regional News

CHL lobster, website of the Portland Press Herald and Maine Sunday Telegram.

CHL lobster logoBrunswick Times Record, daily newspaper for Brunswick, Maine, and surrounding communities, including Bath, Harpswell, and Topsham.

CHL lobster logoHarpswell Anchor, monthly local newspaper for Harpswell, Maine.

Community Information Sources

CHL lobster logoHarpswell local information and commentary, by Harpswell resident Burr Taylor