In 1809 Parsons and Lowell formed the Newburyport Athenaeum for “the purpose of promoting learning and diffusing useful knowledge by establishing a repository for valuable and rare productions in the various arts, sciences and literature.” NCM Hub values local history and today brings this historic Athenaeum back to life as a media resource library with the same purpose – to promote learning. Through this “members only” library members will have access to media tools, training and resources that will encourage citizen engagement and information sharing. Interested in conducting an interview but you have no crew? You can reserve studio time in PortMedia open studio. Interested in citizen journalism? Learn and follow the core principles of journalism and be a reporter for The Packet Post, our Citizen Journalism Project. “Ancora Imparo”…Yet still I learn!