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2017 FRPL Book Sale!
Save the dates: July 13 - July 16
The Friends of Rockport Public Library will hold their giant annual Book Sale from Thursday, July 13, through Sunday, July 16 at the Midcoast Recreation Center on Route 90 in Rockport.

Thousands of books will be for sale, including fiction, non-fiction, gardening, cooking, history, nautical, children's, rare & collectable and beautifully bound sets, several late 19th century books on local history, photography and an interesting collection of art books.

On Thursday, July 13, the sale will open with a Friends Only Sale from 5 to 7 p.m. Membership benefits gives access to the Friends Only Sale; giving members the first look, first buy at all the wonderful books for sale!

It's easy to join the Friends! A year's membership is $15 for individuals, $20 for families and $50 for patrons and businesses.
The Sale is then open to the public on Friday, July 14, from 8:00 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Saturday, July 15, the Sale is open at 8:00 a.m. until noon and from 1 to 3 p.m. the Box O' Books Sale offers books at a discount.

The Sale concludes 07/16 from 8:00 to 11:00 a.m. when all remaining books are free.

We are always looking for book sale volunteers! For more information call the Rockport Public Library at 236-3642 or email us at
Welcome to the Friends!
Formed in 1979, we are the Friends of the Rockport 
Public Library, a 501 (c) (3) organization. Our group works to:
  • Recognize the Rockport Public Library as an integral part of our community
  • Promote public awareness and recognition of the library
  • Enhance children's resources and activities
  • Contribute volunteer assistance to library staff
  • Publicize the cultural, intellectual, educational and recreational resources at the library.
Current board members are: Pat Messler, president; Ann Filley, treasurer;
Judy Lindahl, secretary; Nelda McClellan, Kathleen Meil, Jo Desmond; Carole Gartley;and Betsy Elwin.

Friends Membership Form

Current Newsletter​
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Board Meeting Minutes
December 2016

September 2016

August 2016

July 2016

April 2016

March 2016

February 2016

January 2016


Business Members
Thank you to the following businesses that support the Friends of Rockport Library as Business Members this year. Please support these businesses if you can.
Bar Harbor
Book Shop

Giddyworm Books
Associates, Inc.