Courtney Howe, Children's Librarian
Phone Number: (207)-455-4814

For Howe, a Washburn native and UMPI graduate, becoming children’s librarian became was the ultimate way to continue her work with the library, after having volunteered for storytimes during the past year. She previously worked as a middle school teacher and operated her own daycare in Perham.

“I love working with children, so this job is the perfect fit for me,” Howe said. 

Once renovations are more complete, Howe would like to hold monthly craft activities for children, in addition to a biweekly storytime. She would also like to collaborate with the town to establish a Storywalk, a series of laminated pages from a children’s story placed alongside various points of a walking path or nature trail.

Howe is excited to begin a new chapter for Washburn’s library alongside Whiten. She is hopeful that the easing of COVID-19 restrictions will encourage more people to utilize library resources and stop by for community events.

“I think there’s going to be a real need for different ways to get the community involved [in the library],” Howe said. “I think Tim will be great at helping us get different age groups into the library.”

Paula Brewer • May 21, 2021, Star Herald


                    Current Board Members


     Appointed Annually:






Appointed for 3-yr terms by Washburn Town Council:

Expiring 2022

Expiring 2023

Expiring 2024

Town Manager :

 Donna Turner –

Children’s Librarian :

 Courtney Howe –