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Rockport Public Library
1 Limerock Street
P.O. Box 8
Rockport, ME 04856

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Mon - Sat: 9:30 to 5:30
Except Wed: 11:00 to 8:00




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Spring book sale

The Friends of the Rockport Library need to put a TEMPORARY PAUSE on accepting book donations in order to prepare for the upcoming DONUT FESTIVAL BOOK SALE on June 7 & 8. The Friends will resume taking donations AFTER the book sale is over. Thank you for your patience. CLICK HERE to visit our events calendar to learn more about the book sale.


Featured Events



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Common Men With Uncommon Civil War Exploits
May 25, @ 2:00 p.m.

We are SO glad that we were able to reschedule this after the snowstorm cancellation in April. Please join us for a presentation by the one and only Dave Cheever, two-term Maine State Archivist. “The emphasis at the State Archives was on the human element of people who performed extraordinary deeds and remained obscure,” says Cheever. This talk will explore the lesser-known stories of Mainers whose actions during the Civil War “have been lost in the crush of larger narratives.” The program is presented in partnership with The Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War.


Library After Hours Family Art Night

May 29, at 6:00pm


 Join Stephanie for a brand-new monthly nighttime art class for the whole family! Families will learn and create in the style of famous artists past and present, and create their very own original works of art!

Space is limited. Call the library at 236-3642 to register your family.


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Registration is now open for the Rockport Public Library Donut Dash 5K to be held on Saturday, June 8, at 8:00 am. Proceeds from the 5K benefit the Friends of the Rockport Public Library.
CLICK HERE to learn more and to register to participate! The first 75 people registered receive a FREE T-shirt!


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On Exhibit

May 4 - 24, in the Lower Level

An Exhibition of Mixed Media Drawings
by Jeannette Micoleau

The exhibit is Micoleau’s most recent body of work — centering around a window overlooking the Rockland harbor and her daily practice of sketching what she sees out this window.


May & June in the Marine Room
For Amuseument and Contemplation

by Maria J. King

The public is invited to an artist's reception on Friday, June 14, from 3:00 to 5:00 pm.

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Popular Digital Resources

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Your Rockport Library card grants you access to a vast online library of ebooks and audiobooks to enjoy on the web, a tablet, or your mobile device. CLICK HERE to learn more. Library Edition Logo

Start searching billions of records and discover your family's story. CLICK HERE for access. (This resource can only be accessed while using a computer inside the library.)

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Explore a hub of online resources that includes databases and full text articles from magazines, newspapers, journals and reference. CLICK HERE to dive in.


Friends of the Rockport Public Library

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The Friends of the Rockport Public Library introduces library lovers to each other while building connections throughout our community. Hosting meetings, events, and book sales, the organization supports the library on several levels. In past years, we have helped purchase library materials; supported the annual butterfly gardens; provided new book stacks and exterior railings; and funded programs that serve everyone using the library. CLICK HERE to learn more about volunteer and membership opportuntities.

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The Foundation is an IRS 501.c3 not-for-profit organization formed in 2018 by a small group of dedicated Rockport residents to raise the required funding for the new Rockport Public Library. While we successfully raised the initial funding for the building and furnishings, we’ve now set our sights on developing a world-class speaker series. CLICK HERE to learn more.

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