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The library will be closed on Wednesday November 27 at 5:00pm and all day November 28 for the Thanksgiving Holiday.

Featured Events

Calendar of Events
  • November 26, at 4:00 pm

    Have you ever dreamed of writing a novel? Try writing one in a month! Writers . . .

  • November 30, at 1:00 pm

    To celebrate The Grand's showing of Downton Abbey on December 4, Downton Abbey fans are . . .

  • December 3, at 2:00 pm

    “The Tuesday Readers” is a book discussion group at Ellsworth Public Library meeting the first . . .

  • December 4, at 12:00 pm

    Join others who are looking for ways to save money, stretch the budget and share . . .

  • December 5, at 6:00 pm

    The Ellsworth Public Library Book-a-Month Club will meet on the first Thursday of the month. . . .

  • December 6, at 2:00 pm

    The Reading Pros Book Club is for 2nd, 3rd and 4th graders who love to . . .

Book Lists

Fall Reading List: An armchair travel book

November 16, 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

Circe by Madeline Miller

November 16, 2019

Circe (the “Witch of Aeaea”) is best known for transforming Odysseus’ men into pigs in Homer’s The Odyssey.  What if they story had been told from her point of view?  Madeline Miller returns with a . . . 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


Access to thousands of ebooks and downloadable audio books

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