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A group of Rockport volunteers have formed Rockport Library Foundation, a 501.(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose sole purpose is to raise the private funds that will complement the town-bonded funds to construct the new library. To learn more about the plans and how you can help, click here.

 


UPCOMING EVENTS CANCELLED 
Until further notice, all library events have been cancelled.




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.


 
News!
The Library will be closed on Monday, May 25th, in observance of Memorial Day. We will continue to offer curbside pickup Tuesday from 10-5pm.



COVID-19 Update May 18th

Curbside Pick-up at the Rockport Public Library
Hours: Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm

The Rockport Public Library will open for curbside pick-up Wednesday May 20th. You can put in requests for items from our collection and we will fill them for you as fast as we can. You can start making your requests now to be picked up on the 20 th. Unfortunately, the interlibrary loan system is  down and we can’t fulfill requests for items from other libraries.

We have also suspended the reciprocal borrowing program for the time being.
 
How to put your order in
 
We have three ways you can put your order in:

1) Use the “request” function through our online catalog Minerva. This is the best way to make your request. It will send your order to us and you will receive an email when your order is ready to be picked up.

2) Send an email to us at rpl@rockport.lib.me.us. We will be monitoring this email for requests during operating hours. We will send you an email when your items are ready to be picked up.

3) Call us at 236-3642. We will give you an estimate for when we expect to have your items ready.
 
Picking up your order
 
When you arrive at the library to pick up your item, call us at 236-3642 and we will bring the items to your car. Pop your trunk and we will place your items directly in your car. If you don’t have a cell phone feel free to knock on the door. After getting your name we will bring your order to you.
 
What you can expect from us

We are working very hard to maintain a clean and safe environment for our staff, our patrons and the collection. Any item that is returned to the library sits in quarantine for 72 hours before we will check it back out. If you have questions or concerns feel free to call the library.
 
Click here to watch a video to learn more about how curbside pickup and requesting through Minerva works!


COVID-19 Update May 11th

Rockport Public Library is still CLOSED to the public due to health concerns over the coronavirus. BUT, THE BOOK DROP IS OPEN! 

We at the Rockport Public Library are working very hard to re-open services to you. The first step in that process is to start getting items returned. I was very excited to unlock the book drop this morning! 
 
If you have items to return please feel free to bring them by the library and put them in the book drop. We want to get items back so we can clean and quarantine them before checking them back out to others.
 
We still can't sling books yet, but stay tuned for more information about up-coming services. We hope to start a form of curbside pick up for books, audio books, and DVD soon.

Ben Blackmon
Library Director
Rockport Public Library

 
COVID 19 Resources
 

If you have questions about Coronavirus or need help in identifying assistance, you can call 211 to talk to a person or go to any of the following links:

 

U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention: 

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html…

Maine Center for Disease Control & Prevention: 

https://www.maine.gov/…/infe…/epi/airborne/coronavirus.shtml

Knox County Emergency Management Agency: 

https://www.knoxcountymaine.gov/ema




Tutorials:
How to download free eBooks and audiobooks through CloudLibrary

Digital Maine Library: How to read National Geographic for Kids magazine for free

Digital Maine Library: How to access Ancestry.com from home for free

How to access current and historic Maine newspaper articles

How to share your Covid-19 stories with the Maine Memory Network

How to access Pronunciator, a free language learning service

How to read the Wall Street Journal online for free

How to access World Book Student for free

How to use Kids InfoBits

How to use Gale Legal Forms

How to make a resume with Career Transitions

Download patterns and guides for knitting, crocheting, and much more with the Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center

Learn database search techniques by using the Academic One File database

Learn about stocks with Value Line

Learn to use the Timeline feature in World Book to learn about history or create your own.

How to use Find a Grave

Learn how to use the Chilton Database to repair your vehicle

How to use the Gale Home Improvement Database and the Topic Finder tool

How to request books from the Rockport Public Library

How to use the governments benefit website benefits.gov

How to use In Context: Opposing Viewpoints to learn about multiple sides to one issue

How to use the advanced search feature on Minerva

How to use the Digital Maine Repository to browse historic back issues of the Courier Gazette

Online Children's Storytimes:
Whales

The Moon


Breakfast

Bear and Bee

Thank You

The Very Last Castle

So Cozy

The Big Umbrella

Fishing

Giraffe Problems

What can a Crane Pick Up?

Boxitects

Hoot Owl

Agent Lion

The Space Walk

Goodnight Veggies

Ginny Goblin Cannot have a Monster for a Pet


Lady Pancake and Sir French Toast in the Case of the Stinky Stench

Lady Pancake and Sir French Toast in Mission Defrostable

Brave Enough for Two

The Night Gardener

Also an Octopus

Stuck

Falcon

College admissions help with Wendy Thompson:
Our college admissions program with Wendy Thompson of Westport Educational Consulting has been canceled due to Covid-19. Wendy is making her college planning materials available to families in lieu of her presentation. Information on college interviews, application essay tips and brainstorming exercises, sophomore and junior year college planning calendars, and resources for college searches can be obtained by contacting Wendy at westporteducationalconsulting@gmail.com.
 

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