The East Blue Hill Public Library is in the heart of the village. Small in size, and rich in history, our public library offers patrons and visitors a unique collection of titles, historic artifacts and a sweet stop in our hectic lives. Features include a collection of local historical documents, a video library, high speed internet access, and a children’s room. Every Saturday morning, starting at 10:30am throughout the year, the library also serves as a gathering place for village residents and visitors to share the week’s news and to catch up on each other’s lives. All are welcome.
East Blue Hill House Tour
The Village Improvement Association and the Library Association are planning an East Blue Hill house tour, which will be held on July 29. We are looking for volunteers to help plan the event, as well as volunteers to staff the event. Contact us if you'd like to lend a hand.
New Books in Our Collection
We have added quite a few new books to our collection, with an emphasis on Maine authors, locales and interests. We also have added new titles in fiction, mysteries and poetry. Stop in and check them out!
Maintenance and Repairs
We have been working hard to get the library ready for the summer crowds! Over the winter we replaced some of the shingles, and we are currently repairing parts of the front porch and ramp. This Spring we will be repairing the cracking plaster in the main room of the building, and working on landscaping to prevent traffic damage to our front lawn.
Show Your East Blue Hill Pride
The library is selling T-shirts featuring two vintage East Blue Hill designs. We currently have youth sizes in red and bright blue, and adult sizes in white or navy blue. The shirts are available for $15 at the library.
Library Association Dues and Donations
East Blue Hill Public Library is proud to welcome all visitors. Our services are free and available to the public. Annual memberships are not necessary to partake of the services the Library provides, but they are very much appreciated and essential to our ability to keep the library open for residents, families, friends, and visitors.
Annual library association dues are $15. You can pay your dues and/or make a donation to the library association online.
Or you may send a check to:
East Blue Hill Library
PO Box 41
East Blue Hill, ME 04629-0041
This week at the Library...
Knitting group-- Thursdays 3-4 pm
Library Volunteers Meeting-- Thursday, April 5 at 4 pm
Town meeting-- Saturday, April 7 at 9 am
Coffee Hour Saturdays 10:30-12:30
Everyone is welcome!
Great Article on Small-Town Libraries
LiteraryHub: In Praise of Small-Town Libraries
"Frequently, I was the only person in the building, other than our librarian, Viv. I lingered there on drowsy after-school afternoons because I loved the sweet damp smell of paper and glue slowly decaying, because I loved pulling some forgotten old hardcover from the shelves, and because, simply, I loved being in a room filled with books. Two rooms, actually. There was a small-town stillness, an atmosphere of benign neglect inside our little library that suggested the great works of Western lit were mine alone to discover."
Tuesday and Thursday 3pm - 5pm
Saturday 10:30am -12:30pm
The East Blue Hill Library Association Officers:
President: Lee Lehto
Vice President: David Danielson
Secretary: Karen Wyatt
Treasurer: Judy Ball
VIA Liaison: Veronica Young
Trustee: Thurmond Smithgall
Librarian: Christy Ross