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Thank you for following State guidelines. Here’s how things are working this summer.

Patrons may enter the library using the main doors and request books at the library desk.  Those patrons who wish to browse the permanent adult collection of fiction, nonfiction, books on CD and DVDs may do so by appointment, one patron or family at a time. Very often immediate walk-in access is available. Masks are required and patrons are asked to practice social distancing when in the building. The library will continue to offer no-touch pick-up, curbside pick-up and home delivery service.  To order books and other materials, or set up an appointment to browse, please contact the library during regular business hours. The first hour is reserved for at-risk patrons.

The Children’s Room remains closed to the public for the time being, however you may browse by appointment.  Patrons may request an unlimited number of books, DVDs, and magazines, by title, genre, and age.  Please contact Youth Services librarian Irene Hall for assistance.

Interlibrary lending through the Minerva and MaineCat is up and running.  There are no public computers at this time.  Printing is available by sending a document to one of our secure email addresses or at the photocopier using a thumbdrive.  We do not have wireless printing.

Our lawn now features a tent shading 4 newly-made Adirondack chairs.  Our WiFi signal is super strong outdoors, and there’s a nice bowl of water and welcome shade for a tired and thirsty pet.  The view of the Commons is delightful. So consider including the library on your next trip to town…we’re ready to welcome you with lots of new books, a large collection of circulating magazines, and reference support.

On Exhibit: Uncovering Castine's History from the Castine Historical Society

This July, the Castine Historical Society has put together an exhibit featuring art and artifacts from Castine’s storied past.  The show works in conjunction with the Historical Society’s summer walking tours and highlights an eclectic variety of ephemera and images.  The display also includes interesting descriptions of the objects on display.

For more about Castine Historical Society programs please go to their website.

Curated by Paige Lily and Lisa Simpson Lutts. Robin Mass coordinates the library’s rotating exhibit schedule and guest curates throughout the year.

Kneisel Hall Concerts Online

This summer’s scheduled chamber music concert brought to you by the library and CAA and featuring performers from Kneisel Hall had to be cancelled.  However, Kneisel is now streaming concerts featuring faculty and young artist performances, Sunday evenings at 7 pm on August 2, 9, and 16, so you can digitally experience live music this summer. View Kneisel concerts.