We are open!

The library is open! (Curbside service is available 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 Discussion:

August 5

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. 



      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)

August 11      10:00 am
August 25     10:00 am

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!

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

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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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Free Things To Do
at the Library
Available at the Library
and at Home

Ancestry.com is the world’s largest and most popular online family history resource, and the Library Edition is available to you to use -- free -- at the library (through the Maine State Library) or on your home computer.

Ancestry Library Edition provides

access to billions of historical documents, millions of historical photos, plus local narratives, oral histories, indexes and other resources in over 30,000 databases that span from the 1500s to the 2000s.

Come in to research genealogy records for any location in the world.

To log in, click the logo above.  If you have questions, call the library!

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

www.alplibrary.org.   Email:   molson@alpl.lib.me.us (Melissa Olson)

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