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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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Book donations resume December 11

The Friends of the Rockport Library thank everyone who came out to our December book sale! Proceeds from these important sales allow the Friends to purchase library materials; support the annual butterfly gardens; provide new furnishings and building improvements; and fund programs that serve everyone using the library. Thank you!


Featured Events



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Caste: A Crash Course (Myth and Reality)
Presented by Professor Sonja Thomas
of Colby College

December 13, at 6:00 p.m.

Have you heard of caste but never really understood what it is? Is caste religious? Is it about occupations? What is the difference between race, colorism, and caste? This presentation is a primer on caste where you can learn about terminology; caste discrimination in South Asia and in the US; and activism to end caste apartheid. 


Holiday Handbell Concert
and Polar Express Family Event

Wednesday, December 6 at 5:00 p.m.
at the Rockport Opera House

The family-friendly event will kick off at 5:00 p.m. with a concert of holiday handbell music performed by an ensemble from the Penobscot Bay Ringers. The ringing will be followed by a screening of the classic holiday film, "The Polar Express" (2004, 1hr 40m) at 5:30 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to dress in cozy pajamas. Baked goods, yummy beverages, and holiday cheer will be provided. Doors open at 4:45 p.m. FREE and open to everyone.    


Minecrafting Mondays
Monday, November 27, at 4:00pm

Work together, create, and survive! Minecrafting Mondays will meet every other Monday. Bring your device and come build with friends! Ideal for ages 10-12. Free. This month's dates are 11/13 and 11/27. Space is limited. Call 236-3642 to sign up.


The Ball at Versaille



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Book Cover Gator Country



Book Cover UFO


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Schooner Annie, winter launch in Rockport, 1901.


On Exhibit

A show of enlarged photographs of schooners in Rockport from the late 1800's and early 1900's, from the collection of George H. Jennings

Meet George H. Jennings at his reception at the library on Saturday, December 9, from 1 to 3 PM and test his EXTENSIVE knowledge of local martime history!

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Photo Exhibit Curator George H. Jennings



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.

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