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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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Because of the extraordinary fundraising efforts of the Friends of the Rockport Public Library, our cardholders are now able to access thoughtful films, documentaries, and TV series on the Kanopy on-demand streaming service. This includes unlimted access to high-quality, trusted children's programming on Kanopy Kids. Kanopy is a world-class streaming platform similar to Netlflix and Apple TV+, but available for FREE to our library members. CLICK HERE to learn more.


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 Harpell 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.


Summer of S.P.I.E.S.
Tuesdays, at 1:00 p.m., through August 6

Welcome to the “Summer of S.P.I.E.S.” Summer Reading program. There will be sleuthing for sure, but this S.P.I.E.S. program will also allow students to explore science, problem solving, art, and a live-action game of CLUE. All events require registration, and ideal ages vary from event to event. Please stop in the library to pick up your Summer Reading events calendar, character sheets for CLUE, and a Summer Reading Challenge sheet.



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On Exhibit

July 2 - 30, in the Lower Level

"Graphite: Drawn to Maine and the Maritimes"
by Deb Vendetti

The exhibit of drawings spanning a period of 35 years.


Jully 2 - 30, in the Marine Room

"Explorations of Shape"
Pottery and Papercuttings

by Melissa Bryan



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.

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Your Rockport Library card also grants you access to thousands of critically acclaimed and award-winning films, socumentaries, and TV series on the Kanopy streaming platform. Families can also enjoy unlimited content on Kanopy Kids. CLICK HERE to get started. 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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