Upcoming Events

2/28/2017 - 10:30 AM
Tuesday Story Time!

3/1/2017 - 1:00 PM
Drop in Mah-Jongg

3/1/2017 - 6:30 PM
Wicked Good First Wednesday Book Group

3/2/2017 - 1:00 PM
Bridge Group

3/2/2017 - 3:30 PM
Thursday Poets' Corner

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Welcome to the Rockport Public Library
A small town library where everyone is greeted with a smile. Serving as your community-centered library for 100 years and counting! Explore our Future Planning process to learn how we'll move into the next century together.

Mission Statement:
Rockport Public Library is committed to providing the best possible free library service to all of the residents of the Town of Rockport. The library will identify and respond to the needs of our community of library users and seek to provide services that will meet these needs.

Update on Future Planning

The Rockport Select Board have been meeting for the past two months to look at what the next steps should be for the library and to re-evaluate the site at 1 Limerock Street and the site known as the RES.  The Select Board will be meeting tonight, February 21st to discuss what they have heard thus far.  This has been a topic of great interest to Rockport residents.  If you have missed any of the meetings and would like to catch up, below are links that will take you directly to the meeting you are interested in.

You can watch any of the past meeting by going to https://livestream.com/Rockportmaine

You can watch the individual meetings by following the links below.

You can watch the January 17th meeting by going to http://www.town.rockport.me.us/index.asp?Type=B_EV&SEC={1B17C51E-34D1-4AC9-A732-07C77488D4BA}&DE={862E6661-18CC-4E54-B18D-85F350DCB304}  at this meeting the board met with the Capital Campaign Committee and the Library Committee.

You can watch the February 1st meeting by going to http://www.town.rockport.me.us/index.asp?Type=B_EV&SEC={1B17C51E-34D1-4AC9-A732-07C77488D4BA}&DE={43A54648-3D14-4C7F-B092-DBEAD332875B}  .  At this meeting, they met with architects, engineers and contractors about the upside and downside of each site.

You can watch the February 15th meeting by going to http://www.town.rockport.me.us/index.asp?Type=B_EV&SEC={1B17C51E-34D1-4AC9-A732-07C77488D4BA}&DE={F24B6BFB-3854-4CC0-88E2-2BFBD8EFA470} .  At this meeting the Assessor gave a buildout analysis of the RES site and 3 planning professionals gave their opinions of each location. This meeting also featured a presentation from a group of citizens working to buy property and donate it to the town for the use of the Library.

Buildout Analysis
Armentrout Presentation
Option Agreement

Each of those links give you a link to the livestream for that meeting as well as a link to the agenda and any documents presented at the meeting.

Important Note for Users of the Download Library:

On March 1, 2017, the Maine InfoNet Download Library will be moving to a brand new e-book and e-Audiobook platform called cloudLibrary. This will replace the Overdrive platform being used now.

Our current system, managed by Overdrive, will be turned off on February 28, 2017 and the cloudLibrary will be launched the very next day, March 1, 2017.

Once the system is live on March 1st, simply download the app for your device by going to: http://yourcloudlibrary.com/index.php/en-us/how-it-works or go to http://download.maineinfonet.org and follow the links.
For more information see our EBooks Page.

We can now take donations online!!! Support the Rockport Public Library by donating to the library’s General Fund. This fund does everything from buying the books to keeping the lights on and the internet running. We couldn’t do what we do without your generous support.
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