Welcome Back on July 6!

We're happy to announce that the library will re-open on July 6, but curbside service will continue as well.
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday 12 - 5pm
Wednesday 10am - 7pm
Saturday 9am - 2pm
In Person.  All sanitizing and social distancing precautions and procedures are in place for staff and patrons.  Enter by side door with your mask on, and carefully read notice on door before entering.
Curbside Call 734-2218 or email molson@alpl.lib.me.us with your request -- books, DVDs, CDs, puzzles, or other materials offered by the library.  We will check it out for you and place your labeled bag on the book return box for pickup. 
Returns.  Return your materials to the library's drop box (puzzles on top).  Materials will be 'quarantined' for 72 hours in the library before being made available for the next loan.
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Book Discussions

Begin July 8

The Summer Book Discussions are taking place as scheduled this summer.  Time:  5:30 - 6:30pm 


Theme: A Look South: 1860's to 1969


The group will meet in the newly-created meeting space in the back of the first floor.  Everyone will wear masks and social distance.  Anyone who would prefer to participate via a Zoom screen may do so; let the Librarian know and she will send you a Zoom invite. 

Click Book Chat image above for more info. 



       July 8 - The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead  (Pulitzer Prize winner set in the 1860's)


       July 22 - The Reivers by William Faulkner  (Pulitzer Prize winner set in early 1900's; made into.a movie starring Steve McQueen.)


       August 5 - The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson  (Set in 1930's Appalachia)


       August 19 - The Water Is Wide by Pat Conroy (set in 1969 on a South Carolina island)

The ALP Library is thrilled to have been selected by The Maine Humanities Council to be one of 30 organizations statewide to participate in a new virtual reading group.

The theme is the Maine Bicentennial.  We'll meet here at the library, and listen to the MHC facilitator lead us through interesting discussions about the State of Maine as we explore the 200th anniversary of its statehood.

Visit or call the library for details!

July 28           10:00 am
August 11      10:00 am
August 25     10:00 am

Our most fun activity for children is back...two books, two locations!

During July, August, and September, read The Very Ugly Bug by Liz Pichon as you walk the trails of the Hinkle Preserve, and Miss Spider's Tea Party by David Kirk at the Narrows' trails.

We've collaborated with the Islesboro Island Trust to create two special adventures.  Follow the signs, read the stories on displays, and enjoy nature!

Zoom Story Times Have Begun!

This summer we're hosting virtual story times on Zoom -- every Wednesday until August 26 -- at 10am.  Please join us!

Here's the Zoom info (contact Melissa at the library if you have any difficulty:

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 732 4987 3347
Password: 9xAzgK

It's time for children to join the Summer Reading Club!  To get started and pick up a free Summer Reading gift bag, please first call the library at 734-2218.

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July 18 - 26


July 18th 10am - 1pm

19th 1 - 5pm

20th 1 - 5pm

21st 1 - 5pm

22nd 1 - 5pm

25th 10am - 1pm

26th 1 - 5pm

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JK Rowling has published a new children’s book called The Ickabog and it is available for free on The Ickabog website. Click above to begin!

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Donations Welcomed

The Friends of the Library's annual Bake Sale, its only summer fundraiser, will not be held this summer.   If you typically make your annual donation to the Friends at the bake sale, please consider making a direct donation to the Friends instead by mailing a check made out to Friends of the Alice L. Pendleton Library and mailing it to P.O. Box 87, Islesboro, ME 04848.  Thank you!

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Mailing Address: P.O.Box 77, Islesboro, Maine 04848

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SUMMER HOURS: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday 12-5pm, Wednesday 10am-7pm, Saturday 9am-2pm