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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

10 AM to 1 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

Monday, October 10th- Columbus Day


Friday, September 23rd at 7:00 PM
at Oceanside High School
Friends of Rockland Library Event:
"Two Old Cops & an Angel"

The Friends of Rockland Public Library’s second annual speaker event entitled “Two Old Cops and an Angel” will feature a dynamic trio consisting of Kate Braestrup, John Ford, and Mark Nickerson. Kate is (among many other professions) a chaplain with the Maine Game Wardens. John is a retired Maine Game Warden. Mark is a retired Maine State Trooper.  The evening will include a question and answer time, a reception with food and beverage during which you may meet and talk with the presenters, purchase books and have items signed. Tickets are now available at the Rockland Public Library for $20 in advance and $25 (cash or check only) at the door. 


Thursday, September 29th at 6:00 PM
Experience Maine Talk: Carl Little

There Are Places I Remember

 co-sponsored by Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors

Poet and art writer Carl Little will present a reading with slides ,“There Are Places I Remember,” part of the library’s “Experience Maine” series co-sponsored by Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors magazine. Little is the author of Ocean Drinker: New & Selected Poems. His poems have appeared in Off the Coast, LOCUSPOINT, Down East, UMVA Journal, and the Paris Review, as well as in five anthologies edited by Wesley McNair, Maine’s former Poet Laureate. His poem “A Reminder” appears in the recently reissued Washing Lines, a collection of verse about laundry lines. 

Sign Up Now for Family Place Workshops!

Family Place Workshops will take place here for five Wednesdays mornings, starting October 19th. The workshops feature toys, crafts, books and play. Community resource people will be on hand to discuss parenting questions and concerns. Family Place Libraries ™ Parent/Child Workshops involve toddlers and their parents and caregivers, with local professionals who serve as resources for parents; emphasizing the role of parents as the first teachers of their children; facilitating early intervention; and teaching strategies for healthy child development and early literacy.  Family Place Libraries™ programs are offered in more than 250 libraries across the United States.
The workshops are free; registration is limited to 15 children. To register, call 594-0310 or email:

City of Rockland Ballot Question #2 Bond Ordinance- Library Repairs and
Rockland Library Engineering Report

Completed in December, 2015, this in-depth engineering study details significant structural and water intrusion issues in the old section of the library as well as some in the new. Retirement of old debt means no tax increases.

These issues must be addressed in order to safeguard this valuable City asset, which serves about 150,000 people each year, and to ensure that this resource is preserved as a safe and secure library now, and into the future. The Bond Question (which will be on the ballot in November) and the engineering report may be found here.

Programs & Events

Puppet Show: Old Gnome's Blackberry Birthday / Friday, September 23, 2016 10:30 AM
with Ashwood Waldorf School
Friends of Rockland Library Event / Friday, September 23, 2016 7:00 PM
At Oceanside High School "Two Old Cops & An Angel"- Kate Braestrup, John Ford and Mark Nickerson
Special Storytime: Celebrating the Fall Season / Saturday, September 24, 2016 10:30 AM
Our favorite season!
Adult Art Workshop / Monday, September 26, 2016 11:00 AM
St. George Grange
Children's Drawing Class / Tuesday, September 27, 2016 4:00 PM
Apple orchards and apple picking
Storytime & Crafts / Wednesday, September 28, 2016 10:30 AM
Storytime and craft
Experience Maine Talk: There Are Places I Remember / Thursday, September 29, 2016 6:00 PM
co-sponsored by Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors
Baby Storytime / Friday, September 30, 2016 10:00 AM
Baby Storytime
Family Storytime / Saturday, October 01, 2016 10:30 AM
Family Storytime & Crafts
Adult Art Workshop / Monday, October 03, 2016 11:00 AM
Apples and apple trees
Children's Drawing Class / Tuesday, October 04, 2016 4:00 PM
Autumn leaves and trees
Destination Wellness Talk: Shamanism for Healing / Tuesday, October 04, 2016 6:30 PM
With Susan and Chris Marshall
Storytime & Crafts / Wednesday, October 05, 2016 10:30 AM
Hear some stories and color or do crafts
LEGO™ Club / Thursday, October 06, 2016 4:15 PM
Monster Trucks
Camden Conference Discussion / Thursday, October 06, 2016 6:00 PM
George Budago Makoko: My Journey from the Congo to America-Embracing Global Awareness and Responsibilty
Baby Storytime / Friday, October 07, 2016 10:00 AM
Baby Storytime
Puppet Show: Old Gnome and the Hedgehog / Friday, October 07, 2016 10:30 AM
with Ashwood Waldorf School
Family Storytime / Saturday, October 08, 2016 10:30 AM
Storytime and crafts
Indie Author Day Workshop for Adults and Teens / Saturday, October 08, 2016 11:00 AM
with local author Melissa Walshe. Come join us for this Inaugural National Event!

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

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