Cundy’s Harbor Library is a small, well-stocked, accessible, public library serving the residents of Harpswell, Maine, particularly those living in Cundy’s Harbor and on Great Island. The library’s mission is to offer community members of all ages a collection of popular books and other materials with a special interest in Maine histories and authors.

The library provides access to technology with free WiFi and a computer for patron use. The library also serves as a meeting place for community groups and activities as well as a central point of information dissemination within the community.

New at the library

Clock Dance

by Anne Tyler


by Lions Gate

Inside Out & Back Again

by Thanhha Lai

This Time Might be Different

by Elaine Ford

Radio Free Vermont

by Bill McKibben

News and notes

What’s Coming Up at the Library this Spring?

April 11-Thursday-6:30-Nature Notes from Maine-Naturalist & author Ed Robinson will share stories about his encounters with Maine’s wild creatures. Community Hall-837 Cundy’s Harbor Rd.
Apr. 13-Saturday-1:00 pm-Maine’s Maritime History Inspires Fiction-Local author Irene Drago will discuss the area’s maritime history and her book Daughters of Long Reach. Community Hall-837 Cundy’s Harbor Rd. 
Apr. 18-Thursday-6:30 pm-Harpswell Geology-Geologists Geoff Feiss and Nancy West will share their knowledge of area geological processes. Library Meeting Room-935 Cundy’s Harbor Rd.
May 4-Saturday-8:10-10:00 a.m.- CHL Community Breakfast w/live music by Charlie Bernier- Join us for breakfast that includes a pancake bar. All proceeds go to the library.-Community Hall, 837 Cundy’s Harbor Rd.
May 27-Sept. 2-An exhibit of PhotoPoems by Maryam & Akiba Mermey of Manchester will be on display and for sale at the library. 
May 31-Friday-11:00 a.m.-Quahog Bay Conservancy Tour & Boat Ride-Meet us at the Conservancy on Bethel Point Rd. to learn more about this organization’s work. Take a boat ride to view oyster aquaculture and other projects.-286 Bethel Point Rd.

New Book Titles



The Cundy’s Harbor Library trustees and staff members wish to thank our patrons and supporters for helping us make 2018 a banner year filled with fun, excitement, friendship, and books!  This past year, our tiny library and variety of events were enjoyed by nearly 2000 people.

As the quiet, cold winter truly closes in, remember that your library is a snug, light-filled place to warm up and have a conversation and a hot beverage.

Over the next several weeks, we’ll be working on upcoming programs and plan to have great things in store for 2019.

Remember, we wouldn’t be able to carry on without you. As always, we are so grateful for your patronage, monetary donations, gifts of used books, baked goods, and hours of volunteering.

We wish you a joyous and peaceful holiday season and a new year filled with promise and delight.

Ice Cream Social
Elizabeth Berg

What are you reading???

Send me your recommendations and I will post them here–

I am reading “Life After Life” by Kate Atkinson. I’ve never read anything like it.

I. Can’t. Put. It. Down.

If the library is closed due to the weather, you will find the announcement here and on our Facebook page. You can also call the library and there will be a message.