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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

  • Our fifth annual food drive to benefit No Greater Love Food Pantry is underway! During February drop of non-perishable food items at the main circulation desk- and choose a valentine to take home as our thanks.
  • Check out the new brand Storywalk at the Belfast City Park!
  • We now have passes to the Farnsworth Museum! Stop by the main circulation desk for more information.
  • We now 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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Join us today at 1pm for our genealogy group's first meeting of the year! New members are always welcome! #belfastmaine #belfastfreelibrary #mainegenealogy
Come by Saturday December 2nd after the early bird sale and support this good cause.
Join us tomorrow at 2pm for a fun discussion! New faces are always welcome! #belfastfreelibrary #belfastmaine #mainegenealogy
Anyone who enjoys a good story should join us tomorrow at 2pm! Zoom option available as well, please email for the link. #belfastfreelibrary #belfastmaine #mainegenealogy
Join our genealogy group tomorrow at 2pm for a fun presentation from Dana Murch! #belfastfreelibrary #belfastmaine #mainegenealogy
Join us tomorrow at 2pm for this genealogy presentation from B.J. Jamieson of the Maine State Library! All are welcome.

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On Tuesday August 29th please join the All of Belfast Climate Dialogues (ABCD)  team, Sarah Kirn, Misty Mallar and librarian Brenda Harrington as they highlight their efforts of the past three years to engage the community in conversations about climate resiliency. The event will take place in the Abbott Room of the Belfast Free Library; 5:00 PM - 5:45 PM reception with light refreshments, 5:45 PM - 7:00 PM presentation followed by time for conversation.

In 2020, the Belfast Free Library won a grant from the Institute for Museum and Library Services for the All of Belfast Climate Dialogues, a Community Memory project. The grant was to create educational programs and facilitate conversations among a broad cross-section of the Belfast community about climate change. Part of the grant was to collect an archive of Belfast area residents’ observations, concerns and hopes about climate change impacts in our region at this critical time.

To accomplish this the ABCD project created web pages and hosted a series of educational programs on climate change. From 2020-2023, ABCD has held over 40 educational programs & community climate conversations. You can find these on our YouTube ABCD playlist, our event summaries, and highlighted in the ABCD archive. A tour of all of the archived resources on the website will be included in the presentation.

Although the funding for this IMLS grant program is ending in August 2023, the Library will continue offering educational programs on the climate crisis and serve as a resource for climate change. Please join us to reflect and celebrate, and to recognize all those ABCD has partnered with who are working on climate resiliency for our community. 
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Zumba for Teens and Adults will be happening tomorrow, August 11th from 4:30 to 5:30, in the Abbott Room of the Belfast Free Library!  Wear your best exercise clothes and come dance your face off with Donna Wentworth, certified Zumba instructor!  It is free, it is fun, and it is healthy! #zumbafitness #libraryprogramming #teenprograms
Calling all teens and adults!  Please come to the Belfast Free Library color-field painting event on Friday, August 4th, from 4:00 to 5:30!  We will start in the Abbott Room and, most likely, move outside for the painting portion of this program!  See you there! #teenlibraryprograms #markeothko #teenartist #teenartist #colorfieldpainting
On Tuesday August 8, 2023 at 6:30 PM the All of Belfast Climate Dialogues project (ABCD) will host former and current members of Belfast’s Climate Crisis Committee (CCC) to introduce the Climate Action Plan they wrote for Belfast. Their final plan was submitted to City Council on June 4, 2023.

Beginning in June 2022, ABCD hosted four Community Climate Conversations on topics to be considered in a climate action plan. The public had the opportunity to share their ideas and visions to create a resilient Belfast. Members of the CCC were present at each meeting and considered the community concerns in their final plan.

To learn more about these conversations, including audience input and video recordings please go to the ABCD Archived Collection of Community Climate Conversations: 
https://abcdbelfast.omeka.net.

You can view the Climate Action Plan document on your the Belfast Free Library’s ABCD web page.

Copies of the Climate Action Plan are also available to pick up at the library in advance of the program.

For more information, please call Brenda Harrington at 207-338-3884 ext. 30.
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