Ellsworth Public Library

Interview: Amy Wisehart

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 »

Interview: Corentine Howe

What is your history with the Ellsworth Public Library? I got my library card just days after moving to Ellsworth in 2011. I grew up in Brooklyn, NY, and went the local public library there . . . read more »

Librarians’ Summer Reads

This week, we’re checking in with the some of the EPL staff about what they’re currently reading. Carol:  I just finished reading Uprooted by Naomi Novik this morning.  I enjoyed it every bit as much . . . read more »

Librarian Interview: Michelle Wright

As an intern at EPL this summer, do you have any special projects in the works? My special project will be holding 5 weeks of “Once Upon a Sign” storytimes where American Sign Language will . . . read more »

Patron Interview: Barbara Beyer

What is your history with the library? I have been a member for a long time, but I started using the library heavily once my kids were born. We’ve taken advantage of numerous playgroups/storytimes/book clubs/ . . . read more »

Librarian Interview: Kate Walls

What kinds of books do you like to read?  Any favorite authors to recommend? I was raised on Harry Potter so I love fantasy and books about mythology. What is your favorite thing about the . . . read more »

Librarian Interview: Carol Lynch

What kind of books do you like to read? Any favorite authors? Oh, that’s a toughie! I read all over the library and back again, from children’s to YA to Fiction and Non-Fiction. If I . . . read more »

Community Interview: Kim Fitch

Congratulations on graduating from Leadership Hancock County!  Could you share some of the highlights from that program with us?  Leadership Hancock County has been uplifting as well as an eye-opening experience for me at the . . . read more »

Patron Interview: Wayne Simmons

Why is the library important to you? It has been an educational and social hub for my family since we settled here 15 years ago.  The various programs and services offered by the library (e.g . . . read more »

Deputy City Manager: Tammy Mote

Congratulations on winning the Sparks Award at the Leadership Hancock County graduation!  What was your experience like with LHC? LHC certainly opened my eyes to what the word “leader” really means. Everyone in an organization . . . read more »

Library Patron Michael Povich

Have you always been a library patron?  What is your history with libraries? As long as I can remember.  I love libraries.  I have cards from Ellsworth, Jesup, Blue Hill, Northeast Harbor, and Southwest Harbor.  . . . read more »

Ellsworth Fire Chief Richard Tupper

Why did you decide to become a firefighter? As a small boy, I was always excited when my mother would chase the firetrucks so we could see the fire.  Later on my brother Walter, joined . . . read more »

Library Patron Emma Henry

Why is the Ellsworth Public Library important to you? This library was a significant part of my childhood. It has been my main source of reading material since I could read, and I always enjoy . . . read more »

Library Director Amy Wisehart

What is your favorite recreational activity in Ellsworth? I enjoy hiking the Indian Point trail in Ellsworth. It’s a beautiful spot super close to downtown, and a perfect short family hike. What was your highlight . . . read more »

Library Patron Becky Leamon

Becky Leamon
What is your history with the Ellsworth Public Library? I have loved the library since my husband and I bought our first house in Ellsworth in 1990! As a voracious reader, I have loved libraries . . . read more »

Cookbook Author Sarah Walker Caron

Cookbook author Sarah Walker Caron
This week, we’re chatting with Sarah about where she finds the inspiration for her delicious, yet simple recipes. Cooking can be intimidating for some people.  Do you have any tips for people who are just . . . read more »

Library Patron Wendy Lessard

What is your history with the Ellsworth Public Library? I got a library card pretty soon after moving here, so around 1998 I think. I’d used my hometown library a lot as a kid, in . . . read more »