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Ice Carving Teams Wanted for WINTERFEST!

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1 @ 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM. We only have a few slots left for ice carving teams! If you are interested in participating in the ice carving at this year’s Winterfest event, please email Ken Gross at kgross@librarycamden.org for an application. 


Christmas is over, and now it’s just doggone cold! Not to worry, that means it’s time for Winterfest at the Camden Public Library. We have decided to add a fur-ocious twist to this year’s festivities: The Dog Days of Winter Fashion Show! That’s right; we’re going to invite the community to dress up their pups in their most fetching winter wear to walk the catwalk. It will be a fashion show for dogs of all sizes: teeny-weenie to husky. We’re looking for the sassiest most paw-sh dogs in the Midcoast area to parade for the pup-arazzi. If you would like your pet to participate, please arrive in the Amphitheatre at 11:45 am to get ready for the show at noon. The first 60 pups will get to pick out a toy donated by The Maine Dog, and all participants can enter a free raffle to win a basket of doggie goods donated by Loyal Biscuit Co.  No pre-registration required.

The Dog Days of Winter Fashion Show will be held alongside all of your favorite Winterfest activities: ice-carving, food, music, children’s crafts, and the Sundog Outdoor Expedition Polar Plunge at 2:00 pm. Our fur-st priority is to bring the community outdoors to socialize and smile. We are looking to our neighbors to help us make this an un-furgettable event! It has so much pet-tential.

If you are interested in being part of the ice carving teams, please contact kgross@librarycamden.org. For all other Winterfest questions, please contact jpierce@librarycamden.org. Please see poster below for times and details.

Photo on the left by Peter Fitzgerald.






Busy Summer with our Children’s Programs



Library Book Groups for Children, Teens and YA book-loving adults!

Our monthly book groups are a fun way to talk about books we love, discover new authors, and share ideas.  Our Maine Student Book Award Club is for students in grades 4-8.  We have a list at the library, or you can check out the list at http://msba.umeedu.maine.edu/  for the latest books for suggestion.  Our monthly meetings usually include a potluck and a lot of laughs.

Our YA Book-Lovers Club meets on a Tuesday once a month from 4 to 5.  You don’t have to be a teen to like YA books, and we encourage anyone to attend.  Our group choice changes monthly, so be sure to check out our events calendar or stop by the library to request the latest pick!


DONATE CRAFT SUPPLIES and help replenish our craft closet!

We are seeking your help to Stock the Stacks! The Stock the Stacks fund is an essential part of our operating budget, and it goes directly into purchasing new books. We always strive to keep the library shelves current and vibrant — and we can’t do it without you! Visit https://www.librarycamden.org/stockthestacks to donate – and thank you!


Braille and Talking Book Library

NLS x300

The National Library Service (NLS) is a free braille and talking book library service for people with temporary or permanent low vision, blindness, or a physical disability that prevents them from reading or holding the printed page. Through a national network of cooperating libraries, NLS offers books the way you want them: in braille or audio formats, mailed to your door for free, or instantly downloadable. (more…)

Finding Your House’s History

This is a picture taken from Mt. Battie around 1880 looking toward Rockport harbor. View of Camden from Mt. Battie looking southwest toward Rockport in 1891.

Do you live in Rockport and want to know more about your historic home?

National Register of Historic Places nominations (1975) -Rockport