Posted March 09, 2009
Michael Jones loves the role that libraries play in democracies—people from all walks of life use the library and almost everyone supports libraries. Michael helped shape policy at Brunswick’s Curtis Memorial Library for many years—at various times he served as chair of the friends’ board, chair of the board of directors, and chair of the committee that searched for a new library director. Today, he fills a community member position on the library’s development committee. Great people work at the library and volunteer there, “so it has been a labor of love.”
Michael continues his volunteer work today by serving as a mentor at Brunswick High School through the Connections program. He meets with students at the high school once a week, and students have the chance to talk about anything that is on their minds. The program hopes to show students that there are people who will be there for them and who care for them.
Michael has long been a strong supporter of Safe Passage and helped organize the recent Windows on Poverty series with Brunswick's First Parish Church. He has just accepted the co-chairmanship of the United Way of Mid Coast Maine's 2009 annual campaign.
“I just love libraries, books, and the essential role of libraries in democracy.”