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Library Hours

Mon, Tue & Thu:
9 AM to 8 PM

Wed, Fri & Sat:
9 AM to 5 PM

Closed Federal &
State Holidays

Book Stop Hours

10 AM to 1 PM



The Library Advisory Committee meets on the last Monday of each month at 10am in the Library Board Room.


Saturday, December 3rd at 10:30 AM
Special Storytime:  Christmas Story Circle

Join guest Judith Orme in sharing Christmas themed stories. Christmas craft to follow. 



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Thursday, December 8th at 6:00 PM
Reading: A Christmas Memory and the poetry of Robert Frost

Join us for an evening of Christmas readings. Rockland Poet Laureate Joanna Hynd will be reading Robert Frost's Christmas Trees. Following will be Truman Capote’s largely autobiographical classic A Christmas Memory, which tells the story of a seven-year-old boy and a sixtyish childlike woman and the enormous love and friendship between them, read by librarian Patty King and Martin Schindler on the 60th anniversary of its publication. Refreshments served. 


Saturday, December 10th at 10:30 AM
Music with Harpist and Educator Liza Rey Butler

Come enjoy soothing harp music while sampling the Friends of the Rockland Public Library’s homemade cookies! All ages are welcome, free and open to the public.

Saturday, December 10th at 2:00 PM
Talk: Credit- The Story Behind the Numbers with Kevin Boggs

Are you confused about your credit score, what it means or how credit even works? Come hear local expert Kevin Boggs in this informative and entertaining session that anyone can understand. Learn how to repair, and rebuild credit. Information will be offered in a format tailored to the group and not a canned presentation. No matter what level of expertise, all participants will feel comfortable and take away a tremendous amount of helpful knowledge to help them improve their credit score. Kevin will also be offering several unique perspectives on managing personal finances. Can't make it on Saturday? The talk will be repeated on Tuesday, December 13 at 6:00PM. (More...)


The Friends of Rockland Public Library are hosting a year-round bottle drive and we need your help! We’ve signed up with CLYNK, the bag-drop bottle return system located at Hannaford supermarkets. It's easy:
Get green CLYNK bags at the Book Stop (open Mon-Sat, 10-1). Simply fill them with your empty bottles and cans and drop off your bags at the Rockland Hannaford CLYNK station. Funds raised will go automatically into our Friends of Rockland Public Library account. And please spread the word to neighbors and other community members!


You *CAN* Help Out Neighbors  in Need!

Join us in helping out neighbors in need by bringing in non-perishable foods for the AIO Food Pantry to the Library. Non-perishable food items most needed are: canned fish or meat products (protein food), soup, fruit and fruit juices, evaporated milk and powdered milk and cereals. Also needed: soap – dish washing and personal, tooth brushes and other basic toiletries.  Food Drive will last through the end of December. 

Programs & Events

Special Storytime: Christmas Story Circle / Saturday, December 03, 2016 10:30 AM
with guest Judith Orme
Adult Art Workshop / Monday, December 05, 2016 11:00 AM
Holiday cards, scenes and ornaments
Children's Drawing Class / Tuesday, December 06, 2016 4:00 PM
Gingerbread houses
Storytime & Crafts / Wednesday, December 07, 2016 10:30 AM
Storytime and crafts or coloring
Reading- A Christmas Memory by Truman Capote / Thursday, December 08, 2016 6:00 PM
Opening with a Christmas poetry reading by Rockland Poet Laureate Joanna Hynd
Baby Storytime / Friday, December 09, 2016 10:00 AM
Baby Storytime
Family Storytime / Saturday, December 10, 2016 10:30 AM
Storytime & Crafts
Musical Performance: Harp with Liza Rey Butler / Saturday, December 10, 2016 10:30 AM
For all ages
Talk: Credit- The Story Behind the Numbers / Saturday, December 10, 2016 2:00 PM
with local expert Kevin Boggs
Adult Art Workshop / Monday, December 12, 2016 11:00 AM
Holiday cards, scenes and ornaments
Children's Drawing Class / Tuesday, December 13, 2016 4:00 PM
Christmas and holiday cards
Talk: Credit- The Story Behind the Numbers / Tuesday, December 13, 2016 6:00 PM
Kevin Boggs is back for a second look at credit issues
Storytime & Craft / Wednesday, December 14, 2016 10:30 AM
Storytime and craft or coloring
LEGO™ Club / Thursday, December 15, 2016 4:15 PM
Make a tree
Holiday Sing-Along and Mini-Concert / Thursday, December 15, 2016 6:00 PM
In the Reading Room
Baby Storytime / Friday, December 16, 2016 10:00 AM
Baby Storytime
Coloring for Adults / Saturday, December 17, 2016 10:00 AM
Get away from holiday stress. Free and open to the public.
Family Storytime / Saturday, December 17, 2016 10:30 AM
Family Storytime & Crafts

80 Union Street | Rockland, ME 04841 | Phone: (207) 594-0310 | Fax: (207) 594-0333

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