Robert C. and Linda Sutherland Allen
In the last fifteen years work has undergone a major transition. There has been a rise in the self-employed and telecommuters. Freelancers, independent contractors, and entrepreneurs who work from home have become commonplace.
For many folks working from home is not all it's cracked up to be—too many temptations and distractions as well as often feeling isolated.
A workplace solution has been growing exponentially all over the country. It is called co-working. Co-working is a modern phenomenon where people can share a space to work, or have a platform to share opinions. It also makes sense economically to share a workspace and resources, avoid a long-term lease, and let someone else provide the infrastructure and needed services.
As part of the 2016 renovation of the library, the Allen Business Center was created to foster community and to support entrepreneurs, nonprofits, businesses, freelancers, and other enterprising individuals in Bangor.
We offer a Business Center membership which allows members access to its spaces, computers that house Adobe InDesign, QuickBooks, Photoshop software, and a high-tech printer. There are eight keyed lockers in the Business Center for use by members during the day. There are two phone booths where members can make calls or video chat with privacy.
We have two rental spaces in the Business Center: the Edward O. Darling Family Meeting Room and the Camden National Bank Meeting Room. Both rooms are available for conference calls and hosting meetings.
Both spaces are equipped with whiteboards and high definition televisions with HDMI plug-ins. Rental spaces are available during the hours the library is open. If you are interested in booking a meeting room click the button below.
Rates for Membership:
Daily: $10.00 which includes a $2.50 card for photocopies
Weekly: $40.00 which includes a $10.00 card for photocopies
Monthly: $125.00 which includes $40.00 card for photocopies
Contact the Reference Department at 947-8336 ext 126 to learn more or to sign up for membership.