Ellsworth Public Library

Think Spring Book Sale

The Friends of the Ellsworth Public Library will be celebrating the coming of Spring with a special pop-up book sale! The sale will include fiction, non-fiction, adult, youth, children, and a special spotlight on gardening . . . read more »

Cabin Fever Reliever Book Sale

Join us Friday, Jan. 26, from 2-4pm – Saturday, Jan. 27, from 9-1pm, for a Cabin Fever Reliever Book Sale! We have over 2000 clean, sorted items for sale: youth fiction and non-fiction, adult fiction . . . read more »

Sat., Oct. 28: Friends Book Sale

The last book sale of the year will be Saturday, October 28th from 9:00 AM until 1:00 PM in the Riverview Room.  Thank you to the Friends of the Library for organizing this event! All . . . read more »

National Library Card Sign-up Month!

September is National Library Card Sign-up Month! To celebrate we have partnered with local businesses to offer amazing deals to anyone with a library card during the month of September. Present your library card at . . . read more »

Fall/Winter Hours

Starting Monday, August 28th the library will be changing to our Fall/Winter hours! We will continue to be open on Mondays and return to closing at 6:00 PM on Wednesdays.

Woodlawn Pass

The library now has passes for Woodlawn! Thank you to the Friends of the Ellsworth Public Library for generously sponsoring this new library resource. Guidelines for the pass are as follows: Pass may be picked . . . read more »

July – August 2023 Summer Hours

Starting Monday, July 10 the library will be switching to our Summer hours until the end of August! Changes include opening on Mondays from 9:00 AM until 5:00 PM and extended hours on Wednesdays from . . . read more »

Summer Reading 2023

Summer Reading is here! Children, youth, and adults are encouraged to sign up for Summer Reading at the circulation desk for a chance to win a variety of prizes. On Wednesday nights at 6:00 PM . . . read more »

July Artist – Jon Byrer

For the month of July, the Riverview Room will feature the work of local painter, Jon Byrer. Jon is an artist living and working in mid-coast Maine. He creates many types of art, plays a . . . read more »

Summer Reading Kick Off!

Kick off Summer Reading with us at the library! Stop by the library lawn to sign up for Summer Reading, eat ice cream, and play games on Saturday, June 24th from 10:00–12:00!

Farm Drop at the Library

Farm Drop is now live!  Farm Drop is an online ordering service that connects communities to local food producers. Current participants include Garen’s Greens, Fountain Farm, FOGTOWN (sausage), and Precipice Coffee. This will be their . . . read more »

EPL Art Show

For the month of June the Riverview Room will feature artwork from the staff and Board of Trustees of the library! Pieces that are marked for sale will be by donation. All proceeds from the . . . read more »

Friends Book Sale

Next week The Friends of the Ellsworth Public Library will be hosting a one-day book sale! Stop by the library next Saturday, May 20th between 9:00 am and 1:00 pm to peruse children’s books, young . . . read more »

May Art Show: Peter Christoph

For the month of May the Riverview Room will feature the works of award-winning wildlife photographer Peter Christoph. Peter Christoph is a wildlife advocate, naturalist and award-winning wildlife photographer who makes his home with his wife Kathy . . . read more »

April Art Show: Suzanne Wood

For the month of April the Riverview Room will feature the work of local artist Suzanne Wood. Suzanne Wood, or as many affectionately call her, “Suz”, was born and raised in Ellsworth Maine and has . . . read more »

Hannaford Helps Reusable Bag Program

The library would like to say thank you to the Ellsworth Hannaford for selecting The Friends for April’s Hannaford Helps Reusable Bag Program! When you purchase the bag pictured in the image to the right . . . read more »

2023 Health Quest Partnership with Healthy Acadia

Ellsworth Public Library is thrilled to be partnering with Healthy Acadia, public libraries and community organizations across Downeast Maine to launch the 2023 Health Quest initiative. Beginning January 2, 2023, and continuing through April 9, . . . read more »

March Art Show: Kristie Billings

For the month of March the Riverview Room will feature the works of local artist Kristie Billings. Kristie Billings was born and raised on Deer Isle.  Kristie comes from a long line of lovers of . . . read more »

The Seed Swap is Back!

The little free seed swap is back! We are optimistic that Spring is just around the corner, so now is the perfect time to start gathering seeds and planning out your garden. Not sure what . . . read more »

Spring Cleaning Book Sale

The Friends of the Ellsworth Public Library will be holding their first book sale of the year on Saturday, March 18th! The sale will take place downstairs in the Riverview Room from 9:00 am until . . . read more »

New Polar Bear Scavenger Hunt

Stop by the youth department of the library this February to find the polar bears! Once you have found all the polar bears bring your completed sheet to the circulation desk for a prize.

Blind Date with a Book

Blind Date with a Book is back! Do you judge a book by its cover? Take a chance on these dates based solely on their first sentence! If you fill out your date’s rating card . . . read more »

Tiny Art Show

Pick up a tiny art kit at the circulation desk to create your own mini masterpiece while supplies last! Return your artwork to the library by March 4th to be entered into the tiny art . . . read more »

Meet our new director, Sarah Lesko!

Here’s a quick interview with the Ellsworth Public Library’s new director, Sarah Lesko! Where are you originally from? Conway, Arkansas. Where was your previous library and what was your job position? At the Saline County . . . read more »

Wish Stars

It’s that time of year and Wish Stars are here! Wish Stars are newly released books that are on our Librarians’ wish lists. You can sponsor a book purchase by making a donation to the . . . read more »

November Art Show – Meghann Brien

For the month of November the library will be showing the work of local artist Meghann Brien. Meghann primarily paints with acrylics, but she also works with watercolors and colored pencils. When asked about her . . . read more »