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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

Tues - Fri: 
10 AM to 1 PM

10 AM to 4 PM 



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



Saturday, July 30th at 10:30 AM
5-2-1-0 Let's Go!

Let's get moving! This is the last Saturday for this fabulous program. Staff will be jumping, dancing and playing with kids as a part of this nationally recognized childhood obesity prevention program implemented throughout Maine.


Tuesday, August 2nd 6:30 PM
Destination Wellness Series:
Therapeutic Hypnosis with
Gary Chapin

This month’s Destination Wellness Series at the Rockland Public Library features psychotherapist Gary Chapin, who will give a talk on clinical hypnosis and its wide range of applications from sports psychology and medicine to treatment for trauma and personal growth (more...)

Thursday, August 4th 6:00 PM
Author Talk: Josh Christie,
The Maine Outdoor Adventure Guide

Josh's new book, The Maine Outdoor Adventure Guide, is a trip-oriented guide, with each entry focusing on a specific activity at a particular location. It presents a series of trips that could comprise an entire summer of exploration or be stretched out over years. The authors present a series of day or weekend trips that could comprise an entire summer of exploration or be stretched out over years. Combined, the trips represent a broad-based discovery of the entire state of Maine. Josh will discuss his history of exploring the Maine outdoors with his father, working as an outdoors writer, and give examples of his favorite adventures in the Midcoast and beyond (more...)


Summer Readers, Find Your Log In Links Here!
Programs for Adults, Teens, Independent and Early Readers

Don't forget to log your minutes/books/reviews in order to be eligible for prizes. It's also not to late to sign up and get in a few books! The last day for logging books is Friday, August 12th. Please have your sheets in by the end of the day
Early readers sign in here
Independent readers sign in here
Teen readers sign in here
Adult readers sign in here



Friends of Rockland Public Library Bag and Tag Sale Donations Needed!

Looking to clean out your house? Join the de-cluttering movement; continue your summer cleaning frenzy, and donate your gently used household goods! The Friends are teaming up again and are now accepting donations for their Second Annual Bag and Tag Sale, being held August 20th on the Union Street side of the library. We are looking for household items, furniture, clothing, anything yard sale-y. Please, no couches or electronics. All proceeds from this sale benefit the library, and tax deductible receipts are available! The Friends are more than happy to come and collect your stuff for you. Please do not bring items to the library. Contacts: Jeanie Schaden: 593-7112, or Rebecca Albright: 975-3946, Thank you!


Free Summer Breakfast & Lunch 2016
June 20-August 12

Monday through Friday, we will be serving Breakfast from 9:00 to 10:00 & Lunch from 12:00 to1:00. Breakfast and/or Lunch is free to anyone 18 years old and under. Adult Family Members of eligible children participating in the Free Summer Breakfast & Lunch Programs may also receive a breakfast and/or lunch for free.  Program sponsors: RSU 13 Nutrition, Lonza, and USDA Summer Food Service Program. For more information and other locations, click here.

Programs & Events

Baby Storytime / Friday, July 29, 2016 10:00 AM
Baby Storytime
5-2-1-0 Let's Go! / Saturday, July 30, 2016 10:30 AM
with Knox County Community Health & Wellness
Adult Art Workshop / Monday, August 01, 2016 11:00 AM
Marshall Point Light
Children's Drawing Class / Tuesday, August 02, 2016 4:00 PM
"Let's draw Maine lighthouses!"
Destination Wellness: Therapeutic Hypnosis / Tuesday, August 02, 2016 6:30 PM
with psychotherapist Gary Chapin.
Storytime & Craft / Wednesday, August 03, 2016 10:30 AM
Storytime & Crafts
Author Talk: Josh Christie / Thursday, August 04, 2016 6:00 PM
and his book Maine Outdoor Adventure Guide
Baby Storytime / Friday, August 05, 2016 10:00 AM
Baby Storytime
Family Storytime / Saturday, August 06, 2016 10:30 AM
Family Storytime & Craft
Adult Art Workshop / Monday, August 08, 2016 11:00 AM
Rockland Breakwater
Summer Poetry Reading / Monday, August 08, 2016 6:00 PM
Hosted by Rockland Poet Laureate Joanna Hynd.
Children's Drawing Class / Tuesday, August 09, 2016 4:00 PM
"Let's draw Maine lobster boats and sailboats!"
LEGO™ Club / Tuesday, August 09, 2016 4:15 PM
Lobster boats
Author Talk: Your Countdown to Retirement / Tuesday, August 09, 2016 6:00 PM
Presentation by author Kathryn Severns Avery.
Special Storytime: Promoting Healthy Relationships / Wednesday, August 10, 2016 10:30 AM
co-sponsored by SASSMM
Theatrical Performance: Zany, Majestic Bard / Thursday, August 11, 2016 6:00 PM
with theater artist David Greenham; co-sponsored by the Maine State Library and the Maine Humanities Council

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