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Featured Events

Calendar of Events
  • April 14, at 2:00 pm

    Join us for coffee, conversation, education and support with Eastern Area Agency on Aging. We . . .

  • Chess at the Ellsworth Library
    April 16, at 6:00 pm

    The Ellsworth Chess Club, hosted by Dick Powell, meets weekly on Thursdays at 6:00pm at . . .

  • April 17, at 2:00 pm

    Art program for all school age kids. Have fun creating art. Learn about different artists, . . .

Staff Picks

Lights All Night Long by Lydia Fitzpatrick

February 22, 2020

This novel centers around Russian teenager Ilya, who lands a coveted spot as a foreign exchange student in the US. He comes from a small impoverished town where opportunities like this are rare. But his . . . read more »

Book Lists

Book Riot’s Read Harder Challenge: An audiobook of poetry

February 22, 2020

Do you want to read outside your comfort zone in 2020?  Take Book Riot’s Read Harder Challenge—a list of 24 categories of books that you may not have read before.  To keep you motivated, we’ll . . . read more »

Staff Picks

The 7 ½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton

February 21, 2020

This is a Mobius strip of a novel, a murder mystery with some science fiction elements – Quantum Leap meets Agatha Christie, with elements of the movie Memento. Aiden Bishop inhabits the bodies of various . . . read more »


Interview: Amy Wisehart

July 27, 2019

Why is the library removing fines for children’s and young adult materials? Many libraries are taking a second look at fines, and recent research suggests that overdue fines pose a barrier to access for low . . . read more »


Ellsworth Public Library Will Go Fine Free for Children’s Materials

July 19, 2019

Starting this fall, the Ellsworth Public Library will no longer charge overdue fines on children’s materials. Library trustees approved the change, effective September 1, 2019 at their June 24 meeting. Fines will not be charged . . . read more »

Featured Library Resources


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RBdigital Magazines

Read magazines anytime on our digital newstand

Freegal Music

Free and legal music downloads and online streaming

Acorn TV

Streaming video service featuring British TV shows and movies