Ellsworth Public Library

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 »

October Art Show – John H. Woodruff

For the month of October local artist John H. Woodruff will be displaying his amazing photography in the Riverview Room. “My inventive and poetic compositions embrace color and form and explore the illusion of depth resulting in . . . read more »

Friends October Book Sale

This sale will feature many brand new books perfect for gift giving.  There will be new and donated books, youth books and adult non-fiction, fiction and some media. We will also be offering holiday themed . . . read more »

Downtown Ellsworth Passport Program

We are excited to be participating in this year’s Downtown Ellsworth Passport Program.  You can get a stamp in your passport when you visit the library.  We will have passports available at the desk. This . . . read more »

Little Seed Swap

Bring your extra seed packets to our Little Seed Swap Box and swap them for some fun new varieties! We encourage you to bring more than you take! Thanks to donations from High Mowing and . . . read more »

Boat Room re-opening by appointment.

****Call 667-6363 to set up your appointment**** We are excited to announce the reopening of the “Boat Room” to one household at a time starting Wednesday, April 21. Patrons must call ahead to make their . . . read more »

Backyard Bird Count

Starting In February stop by the library or call 667-6363 for a curbside pick up and get your bird watching kit. (while supplies last) How many birds will you find at the Great Backyard Bird . . . read more »

Youth Winter Reading Challenge

Our Youth Winter Reading Challenge is on! Read a book in all 50 categories between now and March 20th and earn a small prize! You can pick up a print copy at the library, or . . . read more »

EPL selected for Family Place Library Program

We have been selected for the Family Place Library program, a national initiative that trains librarians in early literacy services for young children and families. The library will receive grant funding to implement this initiative. . . . read more »