Hands flipping through a card catalogue

Services

The Somesville Library is an institution with a long history, but with a sharp eye on the future. 

 

We are traditional and largely unchanged since our inception,

with a card catalog and a librarian who knows your name and can offer personalized recommendations. 

At the same time, we are constantly adding to our stimulating collection of current literature, including many books on the New York Times best-seller list, current non-fiction, biographies and books about Maine or by Maine authors. We provide reference services and help locating out-of-print or specially sought-after titles.

Children's room in library, with a small chair and stuffed animal in foreground

Children's Services

Our children’s room is a bright, cozy space with a million dollar view. It is one of the best spots on the Island to curl up with a book or explore our games,  puzzles, and toys. Children’s programming ranges from storytellers, to magic shows, to environmental programs.

The library meeting room, with a large tables and 8 chairs

Group Use

We encourage the use of our Meeting Room for community events, meetings, and public gatherings. Contact our Librarian to reserve the space.

Hands typing on laptop

Technology

We offer high-speed fiber-optic Internet access free to all, accessible anywhere on the grounds inside or out (just select "Somesville Library," no password needed).

There is a desktop computer and a laptop for public use inside the Library, along with two printers.

Our Collections

Stacks of children's books

Children's Collection

We welcome young children and early readers into our collection of children's picture books, organized by subject and front-facing for easy use by little ones. We also offer books for beginning, developing and young adult readers. 

Interior of the library, with stacks of books and several small tables

Adult Collection

Our adult collection includes a wide range of current fiction, non-fiction and biography. We constantly add new materials to our collections, and welcome suggestions and donations from our patrons.

The spines of several books about Maine

Maine

We are proud of our extensive collection of books about Maine or by Maine authors. If you can't find what you're looking for, our librarian can help.

Year-Round Book Sale

A book shelf with a Book Sale poster on it

Did you know that the Somesville Library Association has used books for sale all year long?

 

Come check out our Book Sale shelves!

 

We are well stocked and ready for you to come pick out a great new read.

 

Book prices are by donation.