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Welcome to the Belfast Free Library, serving the community of Belfast, Maine since 1887.

Operating in a historic building located in a vibrant community on beautiful Penobscot Bay, the Library offers a wide variety of programs and services for all ages.

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Library News

  • We now have  one day family passes to the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens! Stop by the main circulation desk for more information.
  • We also have passes to the Farnsworth Museum and a State Park Pass available at the circulation desk.
  • Check out the new Storywalk at the Belfast City Park!
  • We  offer free access to the New York Times. Click the image below for more information:
  • We have become a FamilySearch affiliate library! Click here for more information.

Contact Us

106 High Street, Belfast, Maine 04915
Telephone: (207) 338-3884

Monday 9:30 am – 8:00 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am – 6:00 pm
Wednesday Noon – 8:00 pm
Thursday 9:30 am – 6:00 pm
Friday 9:30 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am- 2:00 pm
Sunday CLOSED

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Thursday May 16th at 6:30 join us for a talk on Bird Migration with Nick Lund from Maine Audubon- in the Abbott Room with a Zoom option.
Storytelling Through Fabric with Jane McLean is happening tomorrow, Wednesday, May 15th, from 3:30 to 5:00.  This program is for teens 11 to 17, and will be happening in the conference room of the Belfast Free Library!  Come make something beautiful, and leave with a beautiful story woven with fabric!!
We'll have the Maine State Library's genealogy specialist here on Wednesday at 2pm in the Abbott Room! All are welcome.
Free mending workshop happening Thursday, May 9th- TOMORROW!!!! Please come and support Elena with her passion for mending broken items!! All ages welcome!  Included below is a little bit about Elena Brotz and her mission!

Over the course of four weeks this spring, Brotz will be biking from Burlington, Vermont, to Bar Harbor, Maine and stopping at 11 Libraries along the way to share free community workshops on Mending and Textile Repair. Brotz says, “I love to sew, to chat with strangers, and to bring creative solutions to seemingly broken items. This adventure is a chance for me to share my passion for repair, learn from communities along the way, and slow down to the speed of a bicycle to see my home states through a new lens. In each town, I will get to sit down with
community members and stitch, darn, patch, and gain new stories and visions of what mending is all about. Brotz is excited to join the Belfast Free Library for a workshop on Thursday, May 9th, at 3PM, for a few hours to see what we create together!” Event will take place in the Abbott Room of the library.

Bring anything that needs mending, such as sweaters, jeans, or socks. We will provide mending materials and advice for mending, patching, and darning!

This event is free and open to the public
Coming up next Tuesday, May 7th at 6:30 pm.
Hey Origami Club!!
Today is Origami Club!! Happening from 3:30 to 5:00!  Come and free-fold, or work on the group, origami project!  We will be meeting on the front patio of the library.  But, if it is too windy we will meet in the Kramer Gallery, as planned!  Let's do something creative today!!
Hey Eclipse-Watchers!! Please bring your eclipse glasses in for donation by May 1st.  We are planning on sending the glasses off to their next destination, and we want to have as many as possible!  Thanks so much for your donations!  You are inspiring a new generation of sky-watchers!!
This is a good time to come learn all about Community Solar! See you Thursday April 25th at 6:30 in the Abbott Room.
Join us for an Earth Day Presentation of "A Plastic Ocean" !
Come join us at the Belfast Free Library for these Earth Day Events!