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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.

The Library will be CLOSED Monday April 15th for Patriots' Day

The week of April 7-13 is National Library Week! Send us your stories of how libraries have changed your life! Email them to [email protected]

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Dragon-Fold Bookmaking Workshop

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Reception and reading for : “WELCOME TO GRACKLEDOM: Prints & Poems” by Leslie Moore in the Kramer Gallery

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Solar Workshop Series with ReVision Energy- Solar + Storage

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Belfast Garden Club Presentation: Controlling Stormwater Runoff with Fred Bowers

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Teen Instagram Takeover

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Earth Day Film Presentation: A Plastic Ocean

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Community Solar 101- with ReVision Energy-

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Library News

  • Check out the new Storywalk at the Belfast City Park!
  • We  have passes to the Farnsworth Museum! Stop by the main circulation desk for more information.
  • 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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This week is National Library Week! Send us your stories of how libraries have changed your life! Email them to info@belfastlibrary.org 🙂📖❤
Things are going swimmingly at the Belfast Free Library. School up and get a library card.
All are welcome to join our genealogy group tomorrow at 2pm in the Abbott Room and via Zoom! 
(Please email spietryka@belfastlibrary.org for the invite.)
Dragon Fold Book-Making Workshop!!
Hi! To celebrate the Year of the Dragon and National Poetry Month, Waldo County children and teens are invited to write poems on the theme of bravery, courage, and resilience. 
This year we are adding a twist: the option of creating dragon-fold books to house the poems. 
We will be holding two dragon-folding workshops to learn how to make these very unique structures.
Belfast Poet Laureate, Maya Stein will be teaching how to make the dragon-fold books. All supplies will be provided.
Dates: Monday, March 11th
Location: Abbott Room of Belfast Free Library
Time: 3:30 to 4:30
Date: Monday, April 1st
Location: Conference Room (3rd floor of the Belfast Free Library
Time: 3:30 to 4:30
#mayastein #belfastpoetryfestival #belfastpoetlaureate
Celebrate the Eclipse at Your Library
The Abbott Room will be open for watching NASA videos.
Refreshments and eclipse viewing glasses available.
Monday, April 8 from 2:30-3:15pm—Abbott room
Join us on the south lawn of the library after 3:00pm to view the eclipse with your community.
Starting Monday, March 25, during open hours, your 
Belfast Free Library will have a limited number of FREE eclipse viewing glasses on the Second Floor for all ages. 
(limit of one per person, four per family)
2024 Youth Poetry Contest
Entry for Poems Deadline: April 19th, 2024
Date of Reception and Reading: April 30th
Time of Reception and Reading: 3:30pm to 4:30 pm
Location of Reading and Reception: Abbott Room
~To submit your poems, or for more information, write to: sholman@belfastlibrary.org
The Belfast Free Library and the Office of the Belfast Poet Laureate want you to celebrate the Year of the Dragon and National Poetry Month! Waldo County children and teens are invited to write poems on the theme of bravery, courage, and resilience. Include your name, grade/age, school and contact information in your submission. Prizes will be awarded to winners and runners-up in different age categories.
A reception and reading (with refreshments) takes place April 30th. All entrants are invited to read their poems.
Dragon-Fold Book Making Workshop
Date of Dragon-Fold Making Workshops: March 11th in the Abbott Room and April 1st in the third-floor conference room. 
Time: 3:30pm to 4:30 pm
This year, we're adding a twist: the option of creating dragon-fold books to house the poems! Two book-making workshops will take place to learn how to make these very unique structures, with all materials and instruction provided.
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.