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EMERGENCY CITY-WIDE PARKING BAN IN EFFECT: The City of Rockland is declaring a snow emergency parking ban. This declared parking ban prohibits parking of any vehicles upon all of the city streets and municipal parking lots, starting at 12:00 AM on Sunday 1/20/19 to 8:00 AM on Monday 1/21/19, then again from 10:00 PM on Monday 1/21/19 to 6:00 AM Tuesday 1/22/19. During this timeframe, it shall be unlawful for any person to park or cause to be parked, or permit to remain parked, or to abandon or to leave unattended, any vehicle of any kind or description upon streets; provided, however, that vehicles may be parked for a period of no longer than ten minutes for actual loading or unloading of property, and provided further that no other ordinance restricting parking is thereby violated. Vehicles found in non- compliance with this Snow Emergency parking ban, which interfere with the operation of any snow removal equipment or any emergency vehicle will be towed. The City Manager or Director of Public Services shall effect such removal of vehicles through the Police Department of the city and the cost of removal and storage of any vehicle shall be paid by the owner or operator thereo
Main Street overflow parking during the Parking Ban will be at the Flanagan Community Center on Union Street.

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  • Friends of Rockland Public Library manage the Book Stop, a wonderful used bookstore located on the lower level of the library building.  All proceeds help support the Rockland Public Library. The Book Stop, staffed by volunteers, is open year round.

    Open hours: Monday to Saturday 10am-1pm. Closed on Sundays & Holidays.

    What You Will Find:

    We carry hardcovers, traditional paperbacks, trade copy paperbacks, and large print, most in nearly new condition.  We have DVDs, VHS tapes, CDs, and audio-books.  Our shelves are stocked with fiction and non-fiction for children, young adult, and adult readers; topics cover art, science, history, biography, current events, romance, travel, how-to, reference, cookbooks, and everything in between.  And then there’s the Curio Cart section!


    • DVDs, CDs, Audiobooks – as marked
    • Children’s Books - $0.50 or as marked
    • Traditional Paperback (small) - $0.50
    • Trade Copy Paperback  - $2.00
    • Hardcover - $3.00 or 2 for $5.00
    • Large Print - $1.00
    • New Hardcover (marked with a yellow dot sticker) - $4.00

    And sometimes there is a SALE on certain items!

    Donations & Donation Policy:

    Donations of books, movies, and music in good condition or better are always welcome.  Please be sure items are clean (not musty or moldy).

    We are always in need of children’s books.

    We regret that we cannot accept the following:

    • Musty or moldy or damaged items
    • Encyclopedias
    • Readers Digest condensed books
    • Magazines or other periodicals
    • Vinyl records
    • VHS tapes
    • Home video tapes of television shows
    • Most textbooks
    • Medical or health books more than 5 years old
    • Technical or computer books more than 5 years old

    Please call ahead to the Library on (207) 594-0310 if you have more than three boxes or large bags of books to donate.   Be sure to leave your name, phone number, and the best time to reach you.  We will call you back to schedule a convenient time for you to bring in a large donation.

    Once donations are accepted, they may be added to the Library’s collection or they may be sold at The Book Stop or at a book sale.  In the event of items being sold, the proceeds are used to fund new purchases or programs for the Library.  Your donation makes a difference!  And we thank you for it!

    Volunteering At The Book Stop:

    If you are interested in volunteering in The Book Stop, please contact Nancy Eugley at (207) 594-7601.

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