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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.

Welcome to the Rockland Public Library

Upcoming Closure:  The Library will be closed Monday, July 4 for Independence Day.


Our Neighbors’ Gardens Tour :
Sponsored by Friends of Rockland Public Library
Saturday, June 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Seven private gardens in Rockland will be on display. The gardens range from pocket gardens in the South End to cottage gardens in the center of town, and include a hillside and a wood’s edge garden. The tour is a fundraising event for the Friends, all proceeds support the Library. Tickets are on sale at the Library or from a “Friends” board member, $12 in advance, and $15 on tour day at the gardens.  (Garden locations: 1. Ann Jennings, 21 Ocean Street 2. Barbara Klapprodt,  “Amanda’s Garden” 30 South Street 3. Marilyn and Brian Trask, 40 Highland Street 4. Carla McCorrison,  86 Acadia Drive 5. Gardens of Rebecca Albright and Gerald Weinand, 26 Grove Street 6. Mary Alice and John Bird, 51 Masonic Street 7. Patty and Mark Nutt, 44 Fulton Street)  The tour will be held rain or shine. For more information, contact:

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 to 1:00. 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.

Saturday, June 25th at 10:30 PM
Grand Opening of Summer Reading Program

Rockland Public Library Summer Reading Program begins at 10:30 with surprise guests, registration materials available, and Sea Dogs tickets giveaways.

We have great programs for early readers and independent readers; Ms. Jean can help you figure out the right program level. Click the links to sign up on line, or come down Saturday to sign up in person and join the party!

Thursday, June 30th at 6:00 PM
Author Talk: The Once and Future Ocean- Notes Toward a New
Hydraulic Society
by Peter Neill

At a time when the world faces a multitude of potential calamities ranging from climate change to water pollution and plastic pollution, to rapid population growth, the solution may well be in the sea around us. “It is water, the world’s most valuable element, the key ingredient to solving Earth’s most vexing problems,” says Peter Neill, director of the World Ocean Observatory (more...)

Teens and Adults! We have
Summer Reading fun for you, too!

Click the links to sign up online or come in and fill out a registration form. Set your goal, write reviews, share your progress,participate in weekly challenges and get entered for some nifty prizes! Teen program is for ages 13-17; sign up here. Adult program is for ages 18 and up; sign up here.

Are you ready to drum up some summer fun?
Check out a djembe drum!

Rockland Public Library now has 5 small and 5 medium drums available for checkout! Check out a ukulele while you're at it and start a music group! 2 week loan period, Rockland library cardholders only. Ask at the circulation desk.



Programs & Events

Summer Reading Grand Opening / Saturday, June 25, 2016 10:30 AM
Sign up for summer reading program.
Adult Art Workshop / Monday, June 27, 2016 11:00 AM
Reds, whites and blues!
Children's Drawing Class / Tuesday, June 28, 2016 4:00 PM
4th of July Celebrations
Storytime & Craft / Wednesday, June 29, 2016 10:30 AM
Storytime & Craft
Author Talk: Peter Neill / Thursday, June 30, 2016 6:00 PM
Author of The Once and Future Ocean: Notes Toward a New Hydraulic Society
Baby Storytime / Friday, July 01, 2016 10:00 AM
Baby Storytime
Wind Over Wings Educational Program / Saturday, July 02, 2016 11:00 AM
Featuring live birds and their incredible stories. Part of the Arts...For Kids and Their Families.
Children's Drawing Class / Tuesday, July 05, 2016 4:00 PM
Maine cats & dogs
Pet Day Storytime! / Wednesday, July 06, 2016 11:00 AM
with Pope Memorial Humane Society
Talk: Conservation Artist Karen Talbot / Thursday, July 07, 2016 6:00 PM
Part of the Experience Maine series co-sponsored by Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors
Baby Storytime / Friday, July 08, 2016 10:00 AM
Baby Storytime
Family Storytime / Saturday, July 09, 2016 10:30 AM
Family Storytime & Craft

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

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