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.
Free Meals for Kids & Teens
From now through Aug 27th, we are offering free breakfast and lunch to kids and teens. Serving between 10 am and 2 pm, just come by and let us know what you need. Meals can be picked up by a caregiver, and breakfast and lunch can be picked up together. For more meal sites i the area, click here. Many thanks to Healthy Lincoln County for continuing to include us in this wonderful program.
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.
Masks are no longer required when in the building. It is still recommended for those who are unvaccinated and/or using the Children's room.
The painting and carpeting projects are almost finished, and it looks great! Most areas of the library are now accessible to patrons,with the exception of the reference and audiobook area, and the Quiet room and Reading Room. We will announce when all the areas are open and the project is complete. Not long now!
Curbside service continues Monday-Friday, 10 am- 4:30 pm, Saturday, 10 am- 12:30 pm.
Lower level is still closed, except when the Book Stop is open (see above). Children's storytimes will be on the Library lawn (weather pending) starting July 6th!
Donations ARE being accepted here at the Library. Please limit your donations to 3 bags or boxes per day and please bring in something you can leave behind. For more donations guidelines, click here.
Thank you for your patience and consideration.
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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.
Visit the About Rockland Library page for more information.
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)