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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.

Welcome to the Rockland Public Library

 Please note: April 1st will be a delayed opening. We will be open from 1:00 PM-5:00 PM that day.

On March 1, 2017, the Maine InfoNet Download Library launched a new e-Book and e-Audiobook collection platform. The Overdrive system is no longer in use. This transition offers Maine readers a bigger selection of e-books and e-Audiobooks, including most of the digital titles that are already in our collection. Please note that current holds within Overdrive will not be recreated in the cloudLibrary platform. For more information go to:, click the green Download Library link to the left of our front page, or call us at 594-0310.

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Saturday, March 25th from 1:00 PM- 3:00 PM
What Do You Love About Rockland? Poster Making

Key Kids! What do you love about Rockland? The Rockland Public Library, CMCA and Rockland Heart & Soul invite kids K-6th grade to drop by the Library Community Room to make a poster illustrating what they love about Rockland. Finished posters will be displayed in businesses downtown. Free, and all materials provided.

Monday, March 27th at 4:00 PM
Cribbage Club

Join us for a game or two of cribbage, a great way to keep your mind sharp and meet new friends. All ages and abilities are welcome.  Cribbage boards and cards are available, but feel free to bring your own.  Don’t know how to play? We’ll teach you how!


Thursday, March 30th at 6:00 PM
Info Wars: Fact, Fiction or Opinion

In an era with so many news outlets warring to feed us information, discerning fact, fiction, and opinion is getting more difficult. Join us for a discussion,  with a moderated panel of seasoned journalists who will share their experience and knowledge to help attendees become informed consumers of the news. The evening will end with an opportunity for the audience to pose their questions to the panel.  (Read more...)

Hosted by the Midcoast Women’s Collective and the Rockland Public Library.


The Annual Poetry Month Contest is now open!
This year's theme- Away From Home

It's a big world; it's a small world. Where in the world do you want to go and why? For this year's Poetry Contest, we would like you to write about being away from home, and what that means to you. Your poem can be about someone from away, a special place you have gone or the place you most want to visit. Your poem's limit is world-wide. Take us on your journey. For full contest rules click here, then get writing and have fun! 

Programs & Events

Storytime & Crafts / Wednesday, March 22, 2017 10:30 AM
Storytime and craft
Art with Susan Beebe / Thursday, March 23, 2017 4:00 PM
Fairy and Elf Houses
LEGO™ Club / Thursday, March 23, 2017 4:15 PM
Building fun for everyone
Film: Eat That Question / Thursday, March 23, 2017 6:30 PM
Frank Zappa In His Own Words
What Do You Love About Rockland Poster Making / Saturday, March 25, 2017 1:00 PM
Co-sponsored by CMCA and Rockland Heart & Soul
Adult Art Workshop / Monday, March 27, 2017 11:00 AM
This week: The Circus Comes to Town- acrobats & animals
Cribbage Club / Monday, March 27, 2017 4:00 PM
For all ages!
Children's Drawing Class / Tuesday, March 28, 2017 4:00 PM
This week: The circus- clowns, acrobats & animals
Family Storytime / Wednesday, March 29, 2017 10:30 AM
Storytime and craft/coloring
Art with Susan Beebe / Thursday, March 30, 2017 4:00 PM
Fairy and Elf Houses, part 2
Info Wars: Fact, Fiction or Opinion / Thursday, March 30, 2017 6:00 PM
Hosted by the Midcoast Women's Collective and Rockland Public Library
Children's Drawing Class / Tuesday, April 04, 2017 4:00 PM
This week: Paper cuts, fairy tales
An Evening of Bilingual Poetry / Tuesday, April 04, 2017 6:00 PM
A Poetry Month Rockland Event.
Storytime & Craft / Wednesday, April 05, 2017 10:30 AM
Storytime & Crafts
LEGO™ Club / Thursday, April 06, 2017 4:15 PM
Come build with us!
Poetry Reading with Dave Morrison and Chris Fahy / Thursday, April 06, 2017 6:30 PM
A Poetry Month event
Please be sure to include the category on the envelope or back of poem.
Children's Drawing Class / Tuesday, April 11, 2017 4:00 PM
This week: Easter eggs, bunnies, and cards
Poetry Workshop: Keeping a Writer's Journal / Tuesday, April 11, 2017 6:00 PM
Or "What to Do When You're Away"
Storytime & Crafts / Wednesday, April 12, 2017 10:30 AM
Hear some stories and color or do crafts
State Poet Laureate Stuart Kestenbaum / Thursday, April 13, 2017 6:30 PM
Poetry Reading
Please include category on envelope or back of poem.
Coloring for Adults / Saturday, April 15, 2017 10:00 AM
Free and open to the public.
Potluck Poetry: Celebrating Favorites / Saturday, April 15, 2017 1:00 PM
Hosted by Ellen Goldsmith
Children's Drawing Class / Tuesday, April 18, 2017 4:00 PM
This week: Japanese cherry blossom festival, koi kites
Storytime & Crafts / Wednesday, April 19, 2017 10:30 AM
Storytime and crafts or coloring
LEGO™ Club / Thursday, April 20, 2017 4:15 PM
Let's build!
Tea & Tots / Saturday, April 22, 2017 10:30 AM
Every 4th Saturday
The Buzz From the Hive- Kid's Swarm of Poets / Saturday, April 22, 2017 1:00 PM
All Welcome, snacks provided
Children's Drawing Class / Tuesday, April 25, 2017 4:00 PM
This week: Spring peepers, flowers, baby animals
Storytime & Craft / Wednesday, April 26, 2017 10:30 AM
Storytime and craft or coloring
A Swarm of Poets / Thursday, April 27, 2017 6:30 PM
Final Poetry Month Celebration, Poetry Reading and Contest Winners

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

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