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 Features include a collection of local historical documents, a video library, high speed internet access, and a children’s room.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.
Show YOUR EBH PRIDE!
EBH T-shirts are back!
East Blue Hill T-SHIRTS
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 Volunteers Meeting: july 5, 2018
The next volunteers meeting will be held on Thursday, July 5 at 4 pm in the library. We will be discussing volunteer opportunities at our upcoming EBH House Tour. All are welcome to attend!
Library Association Annual Meeting: July 10, 2018
The annual meeting of the EBH Library Association will be held on July 10, following the VIA Annual meeting. A village cookout and potluck will precede the meetings, starting at 5 pm. All members of the EBH Library Association may vote at the meeting.
East Blue Hill House Tour: July 29, 2018
The Village Improvement Association and the Library Association are hosting the East Blue Hill house tour on July 29. Tickets are available on our website and at the library.
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!
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
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 (Coffee and snacks)
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