Rockland Public Library
Hours: Welcome back! The Library is now open; see below for details. The hours at present are Monday to Friday 10 AM to 5 PM, and Saturdays 10 AM to 1 PM.
Extended Tuesday & Thursday Hours to Begin the Week of March 1
In response to some inquiries, and to serve those in the community whose needs are not met by the current schedule, starting on March 1, the Rockland Public Library will adjust its hours to include Tuesday and Thursday evenings till 5:30. The new hours will be Monday, Wednesday., Friday- 10 AM to 5:00 PM, Tuesday. and Thursday-10 AM to 5:30 PM and Saturdays, 10 AM- 1 PM.
2021 Annual Poetry Contest is OPEN!!
Our theme this year is ANYTHING GOES! It's a little different, so be sure to read through the full description found HERE. Poems will be accepted through March 31st.
An Update on 2020 AARP Free Tax Prep:
AARP National has stated there is currently NO face-to-face tax preparation planned, though they are working on alternate, online possibilities.
As is true for most of the libraries in the area, we are unable to host the appointments this year, due to COVID restrictions. Please see the AARP website, or call them at 888-687-2277, or TTY at 877-434-7598 for more information. Federal Tax form 1040 can be picked up in our lobby.
When the weather is Frightful, PLEASE CHECK Village Soup, Bangor Daily News, and Channels 6 & 13, or the Library’s Facebook Page for information on delays or closures
Yes, we are open!
We are pleased to be able to be open to the public. In order to keep our staff and patrons safe, and to be able to stay open, we are requiring people to please adhere to the following guidelines:
Library is open limited hours: Monday-Friday, 10 am- 5 pm, Saturday, 10 am- 1 pm, Sunday- closed.
Parking lot door (White St. entrance) to be used only.
Library building is limited to 15 people at a time. This includes patrons of all ages.
Masks are required. For those who cannot wear a mask, we will provide a reusable face shield.
When possible, one member from a family only.
Patrons are asked to keep their visit to 30 minutes.
We have a very limited amount of public computers, the time limit is 30 minutes.
Computer/copier assistance limited to what we can provide from 6 feet away.
Returns continue to be accepted in outside bins only.
Curbside service continues Monday-Friday, 10 am- 4:30 pm, Saturday, 10 am- 12:30 pm.
Lower level is closed. In lieu of in-person programming, ALL of our Thursday evening programs are live via Zoom, which are then uploaded to our YouTube Channel and shared via Facebook. All Children's storytimes are also on YouTube. Click the social media icons below to see it all!
Donations are being accepted by the Friends of Rockland Library OFF SITE only. Please email the Friends at email@example.com if you have any items to donate.
Thank you for your patience and consideration.
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Regular library hours are Welcome back! The Library is now open; see below for details. The hours at present are Monday to Friday 10 AM to 5 PM, and Saturdays 10 AM to 1 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 back! The Library is now open; see below for details. The hours at present are Monday to Friday 10 AM to 5 PM, and Saturdays 10 AM to 1 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)