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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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Race Start

The Donut Dash 5K was completed by 210 people (about 60 more than last year), with a few dogs and babies in strollers mixed in. The overall male and female winners of the race were Eric Neill (age 30), with a time of 17:01 and Emma Bailey (age 25), with a time of 20:30. The following are the male and female winners from each age group. Times for the other participants can be found by clicking HERE. Visit our Facebook Page for lots of pictures!

12 and under: Isaac Slagle at 22:56 and Jane Lesher at 26:07
13-18: Sam Tooley at 17:15 and Kaja Dionne at 22:47
19-35: Eric Neill at 17:01 and Emma Bailey at 20:30
36-55: Scott Layton at 18:15 and Jala Tooley at 21:31
56 and up: James Snipe at 21:54 and Becky Flanagan at 23:41


Featured Events



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Exploring the Maine Fibershed and Soil Conservation
July 17, @ 6:00 p.m.

Fibershed is a geographical region where natural fiber is produced, processed, made into textiles, and ultimately composted. Pat Harpwell will discuss how the the Maine Fibershed is creating a local “Soil-to-Soil” network that assures income equity throughout the lifecycle of fiber; naturally aids in soil and water conservation; manages carbon sequestration; and ignores fast fashion. Harpwell will talk about the power of our fiber choices to rebuild the Maine textile industry and the health benefits of using natural fibers on your skin and in your home.


Tween "No Bake" Culinary Class

June 15, at 10:30am

A monthly hands-on event. This month we are making Oreo dessert parfaits! Ideal for ages 11-16. Free.

Space is limited. Call 236-3642 to sign up.


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Book Cover Deep fried fate



Book Cover Age of revolution



Book Cover Ian Fleming the complete man


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On Exhibit

June 1 - 27, in the Lower Level

"Rowing in Eden"
Nautical Photography
by Jim Dugan

The exhibit features 14 images of watercraft on Penobscot Bay — striking seascapes that capture the indelible magic of sailing along the midcoast in the summer.


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.

Photos of Chris Bohjalian, Lily King, and Will Shortz