Rockport Public Library
One Limerock Street, PO Box 8, Rockport, Maine 04856-0008

Future Planning


Rockport Public Library


99 years old and counting! Explore our Future Planning process to learn how we'll move into the next century together.

"It is hoped that practical arrangements may be made to accommodate the sections of the town
outside the village, so that all our townspeople can avail themselves of the privilege of
using their books. This is a town library."

Source: Annual Report of the Town Officers of Rockport for the Municipal Year
Ending March 1, 1915
when the library was 9 months old and located in the Opera House.

Library Steering Committee

Results of the Five village Library Committee Listening Tour: RPL Listening Tour  Raw Data

This raw data only reflects the responses provided at each of the five villages during the listening tour. Join

the meeting on January 21st at 6:30 so hear the analysis and distillation of the raw data.

Frequently asked questions

This page is updated regularly. We welcome your questions and comments.


The library committee has been engaged in long-range planning for many years prior to the Davis Family Foundation Grant. In large part it is due to the fact that usage and services the library provides is far exceeding the space. Based on library needs, the recommendations in the town's own comprehensive plan of 2004, and that long range planning and goal setting is part of any organization.

In an attempt to answer many of the questions that have had conflicting information we applied for a grant in 2010 to continue the planning process and discover what might be possible. As a result of our application we received $15,000 from the Davis Family Foundation for a feasibility study. Below we provide links to documents pertaining to the process as well as the narrative with photos. More will be added so please check back frequently.

Davis Family Foundation Planning Grant Process 2012-2013

Please feel free to contact anyone on the library committe or contact the library @ 236-3642


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Library Documents
Historical or Town Documents

Davis Family Foundation Grant - Discovering the Possibilities: a feasibility study 2010

  • Spring 2013 Newsletter Library Committee recommends the former Rockport Elementary School to be decided by voters
  • Several copies of a DVD of the March 28, 2013 Community Meeting is available at your library for check-out
  • Timeline presented by Kathleen Meil on 7/23/2013
  • DVD of 7/23 meeting is available for check out at the library
  • Summary August 2013 with statistics table. Check back for complete report packet.


Links to the Gartley and Dorsky survey documents (PDFs):

RFQ RESULTS (Request for Qualifications to Architects)

Request for Qualifications (1.2 MB pdf)


Scott Simons Architects

This is a CONCEPT design and not a plan. This is what a library could look like. It is just one idea.

Friends of RPL Position Statement regarding the future of the library.


Select Board

This page is updated regularly. We welcome your questions and comments.



Click here for expanded narrative
of the Davis Family Foundation Grant activities and process

Ad Hoc RES Committee



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