Rockland Public Library
Hours: Welcome! The Library hours are Monday, Tuesday, & Thursday 10 AM to 8 PM, Wednesday & Friday 10 AM to 5 PM, and Saturday 10 AM to 4 PM.
Rockland Public Library Toilet Paper Drive
Throughout the month of December, you're invited to support local organization One Less Worry by bringing your donation of toilet paper to the Library. Bring one roll or a dozen- every donation helps.
Toilet paper, which along with pads & tampons cannot be purchased with SNAP (food stamps), is a need often unaddressed in many food pantries. One Less Worry provides toilet paper to clients of AIO Food Pantry, Thomaston Inter-Church Fellowship Food Pantry, Come Spring Food Pantry, and St. George Community Cupboard. Additionally, seniors receiving Commodity Supplemental Food Program boxes receive two rolls monthly. Their total monthly commitment of toilet paper averages 1,400 rolls.
Part of the Library's new Kindness Counts Initiative. Stay tuned for a new activity each month - focused on kindnesses large and small.
Do you love comic books and graphic novels? Rockland Library cardholders now have FREE access to online titles through the ComicsPlus app. Follow the link HERE for instructions on downloading the app, reading direct from the website, and using your library card to log in. TONS of titles are available, including new and popular works for both adults and kids.
Masks are not required when in the building. It is still recommended for those who are unvaccinated and/or using the Children's room.
Everything on the Main Floor is accessible. All areas of the collection are open, as well as the Reading Room and the Quiet Room. Children's storytimes are now being held in the Community Room. The Tutoring Room is now available; please see staff for new policies regarding its use. The Board Room is available for rent, there is a new fee structure listed here (note: the Community Room is not currently open for rentals as of yet).
Curbside service continues Monday-Friday, 10 am- 4:30 pm, Saturday, 10 am- 3:30 pm.
The Book Stop IS OPEN! The Book Stop is the used bookstore operated by the Friends of Rockland Public Library in the lower level of the building. It will be open Monday-Saturday, 10 AM to 1 PM.
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Regular library hours are Welcome! The Library hours are Monday, Tuesday, & Thursday 10 AM to 8 PM, Wednesday & Friday 10 AM to 5 PM, and Saturday 10 AM to 4 PM.. We are closed for all Federal & State holidays.
When the weather outside is frightful, the Library may be closed due to snow, ice, or other hazards, so please check our alerts & announcements for closures & delayed openings if unsure.
About Rockland Public Library
The Library serves the citizens of Rockland by providing the community with a comprehensive collection of materials and programs in a variety of formats, which engage, enlighten and educate; we organize the resources for ease of access, and offer guidance in their use; we support easy access to library collections throughout Maine and beyond. The Library staff responds to the changing requirements and requests of the public. We offer you a warm welcome to this safe, beautiful, and inspiring facility; its infrastructure supports the collections, programs, services, current and future technology, and it provides a meeting place for people and local organizations and entities. The Library is staffed with friendly, professional, knowledgeable people who are here to offer excellent service.
Call us at 207-594-0310, or visit Welcome! The Library hours are Monday, Tuesday, & Thursday 10 AM to 8 PM, Wednesday & Friday 10 AM to 5 PM, and Saturday 10 AM to 4 PM.
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Rockland Public Library Additional Information & Statistics
The Rockland Public Library's mission is to foster community & connection, offer resources to inspire & encourage ideas, and provide the tools to explore our past, enrich our present, & empower our future.
The private value of any public service is defined as the value accruing directly to the participants of the service (Kalambokidis, 2004); public value is defined as the value of a public service to individuals who do not use the service, but who benefit indirectly as others use the service (Kalambokidis, 2004)
Libraries Encourage an Early Love of Reading, Leading to Greater Efficiency in Schools “Did you know that [Rockland Public] is a "Family Place Library," an initiative that helps libraries develop their full potential as community hubs for healthy child and family development, parent and community involvement, and lifelong learning beginning at birth? In addition to benefiting families with young children, this indirectly benefits all other local residents by making the community a more attractive place to live, which translates into better property values." Libraries Deliver Adult Educational Services, Benefiting Participants and Community "One of the most valuable but generally unnoticed services of our local library is the digital education programs for seniors. By helping seniors learn to use the Internet, the library fosters cultural awareness, self-sufficiency, and community investment in our older population. Indirectly this benefits all of us by helping to keep them in the community and contributing to its culture."
Libraries Build a Sense of Community, Encouraging Civic Engagement
"Our library is vital to our community as a public living room, where everyone—from natives to retirees 'from away'—is welcome, regardless of age, politics, or religion. While this directly benefits patrons, it also indirectly benefits the whole town because it makes the community a more attractive place, increasing home values."
Excerpted from The Journal of Extension April 2015 // Volume 53 // Number 2 // Feature // 2FEA1 (Note: Rockland Public Library was a participant in this study, in 2013/2014)