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Summer at the Ellsworth Public Library

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Featured Events

Calendar of Events
  • September 20, at 2:00 pm

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

  • Knitting group at the Ellsworth Public Library
    September 21, at 10:00 am

    Come work on your project and socialize with us on the first and third Saturdays . . .

  • September 21, at 10:30 am

    Hear the story "The Busy Little Squirrel" by Nancy Tafuri and make a squirrel craft. . . .

Book Lists

Fall Reading List: Short Stories

September 7, 2019

Are you ready to fall into a good book?  Check out our weekly reading lists, inspired by this list from Bookish.  To keep you motivated, we’ll feature one of the categories each week in the e-newsletter . . . read more »

Staff Picks

My Lovely Wife by Samantha Downing

September 7, 2019

My Lovely Wife by Samantha Downing Every marriage has its secrets. Mr. and Mrs. Smith seem to be the perfect couple. Their kids are usually behaved, but they have a secret life that no one . . . 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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