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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

 Please note: April 1st will be a delayed opening.
We will be open from 1:00 PM-5:00 PM that day.

On March 1, 2017, the Maine InfoNet Download Library launched a new e-Book and e-Audiobook collection platform. The Overdrive system is no longer in use. This transition offers Maine readers a bigger selection of e-books and e-Audiobooks, including most of the digital titles that are already in our collection. Please note that current holds within Overdrive will not be recreated in the cloudLibrary platform. For more information go to:, click the green Download Library link to the left of our front page, or call us at 594-0310.

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Check out Bowdoin College's great resource about evaluating news sources.


Thursday, March 30th at 4:00 PM
Art with Susan Beebe: Fairy and Elf Houses, Part 2

A continuation of last week's class, new people are welcome! 

With simple materials, we'll build fairy and elf houses to take home. Fairies and elves are sure to move in! Led by local artist and teacher Susan Beebe.


Thursday, March 30th at 6:00 PM
Info Wars: Fact, Fiction or Opinion

In an era with so many news outlets warring to feed us information, discerning fact, fiction, and opinion is getting more difficult. Join us for a discussion,  with a moderated panel of seasoned journalists who will share their experience and knowledge to help attendees become informed consumers of the news. The evening will end with an opportunity for the audience to pose their questions to the panel.  (Read more...)

Hosted by the Midcoast Women’s Collective and the Rockland Public Library.

Saturday, April 1st at 2:00 PM
Let's Sprout a Pet!

Come to the Children’s Room and grow a little critter to keep you company while waiting for warm weather.  Miss Jean will how you to design your own creature to take home and watch it grow!  Children younger than ten should come with an adult helper.


The Annual Poetry Month Contest is now open!
This year's theme- Away From Home

It's a big world; it's a small world. Where in the world do you want to go and why? For this year's Poetry Contest, we would like you to write about being away from home, and what that means to you. Your poem can be about someone from away, a special place you have gone or the place you most want to visit. Your poem's limit is world-wide. Take us on your journey. For full contest rules click here, then get writing and have fun! 

Programs & Events

Children's Drawing Class / Tuesday, March 28, 2017 4:00 PM
This week: The circus- clowns, acrobats & animals
Family Storytime / Wednesday, March 29, 2017 10:30 AM
Storytime and craft/coloring
Art with Susan Beebe / Thursday, March 30, 2017 4:00 PM
Fairy and Elf Houses, part 2
Info Wars: Fact, Fiction or Opinion / Thursday, March 30, 2017 6:00 PM
Hosted by the Midcoast Women's Collective and Rockland Public Library
Let's Sprout A Pet! / Saturday, April 01, 2017 2:00 PM
Get into the swing of spring!
Adult Art Workshop / Monday, April 03, 2017 11:00 AM
This week: Cherry Trees and the Cherry Blossom Festival
Children's Drawing Class / Tuesday, April 04, 2017 4:00 PM
This week: Paper cuts, fairy tales
An Evening of Bilingual Poetry / Tuesday, April 04, 2017 6:00 PM
A Poetry Month Rockland Event.
Storytime & Craft / Wednesday, April 05, 2017 10:30 AM
Storytime & Crafts
Art with Susan Beebe / Thursday, April 06, 2017 4:00 PM
Simple Sewing
LEGO™ Club / Thursday, April 06, 2017 4:15 PM
Come build with us!
Poetry Reading with Dave Morrison and Chris Fahy / Thursday, April 06, 2017 6:30 PM
A Poetry Month event
Please be sure to include the category on the envelope or back of poem.
Adult Art Workshop / Monday, April 10, 2017 11:00 AM
This week: Easter cards
Children's Drawing Class / Tuesday, April 11, 2017 4:00 PM
This week: Easter eggs, bunnies, and cards
Poetry Workshop: Keeping a Writer's Journal / Tuesday, April 11, 2017 6:00 PM
Or "What to Do When You're Away"
Storytime & Crafts / Wednesday, April 12, 2017 10:30 AM
Hear some stories and color or do crafts
State Poet Laureate Stuart Kestenbaum / Thursday, April 13, 2017 6:30 PM
Poetry Reading
Please include category on envelope or back of poem.
Coloring for Adults / Saturday, April 15, 2017 10:00 AM
Free and open to the public.
Potluck Poetry: Celebrating Favorites / Saturday, April 15, 2017 1:00 PM
Hosted by Ellen Goldsmith
Children's Drawing Class / Tuesday, April 18, 2017 4:00 PM
This week: Japanese cherry blossom festival, koi kites
Cribbage Club / Tuesday, April 18, 2017 6:00 PM
For all ages! Free and open to the public!
Storytime & Crafts / Wednesday, April 19, 2017 10:30 AM
Storytime and crafts or coloring
LEGO™ Club / Thursday, April 20, 2017 4:15 PM
Let's build!
The Buzz From the Hive- Kid's Swarm of Poets / Saturday, April 22, 2017 1:00 PM
All Welcome, snacks provided
Adult Art Workshop / Monday, April 24, 2017 11:00 AM
This week: Spring flowers & tulips
Cribbage Club / Monday, April 24, 2017 4:00 PM
For all ages!
Children's Drawing Class / Tuesday, April 25, 2017 4:00 PM
This week: Spring peepers, flowers, baby animals
Storytime & Craft / Wednesday, April 26, 2017 10:30 AM
Storytime and craft or coloring
A Swarm of Poets / Thursday, April 27, 2017 6:30 PM
Final Poetry Month Celebration, Poetry Reading and Contest Winners
Tea & Tots / Saturday, April 29, 2017 10:30 AM
Every 4th Saturday

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

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