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

Occasional Magic

by Catherine Burns

The Great Alone

by Kristin Hannah

There There

by Tommy Orange

The Book Club

by DVD


by DVD

News and notes

What’s Coming Up at the Library?



CHL Needs YOUR Support-Please plan to attend these Upcoming events!

Oct. 19th, Saturday: Library Annual Meeting followed by Presenter Gary Lawless, “How the Stones Came to Venice”, Community Hall, 837 Cundy’s Harbor Rd., 12:45 p.m.

Brief Annual Meeting followed by Gary’s presentation about his travels in Venice and how things move in the world. If you have volunteered at the library in the past year, we especially need you to come vote in the 2020 slate of officers.

Oct. 21st, Monday: Town of Harpswell Library Forum, Harpswell Town Office Meeting Room, 263 Mountain Rd., 6:00 p.m.

Please come with your questions and ideas!

Curtis Memorial Library, Orr’s Island Library & Cundy’s Harbor Library will each give a presentation about their operations and services followed by Q & A. FMI: 833-5771.

Nov. 2nd, Saturday: Turkey Dinner, Community Hall, 3:00-6:00 p.m.

Joint fundraiser with proceeds to benefit both the Library & the Auxiliary. Please join us for a delicious meal. These two community organizations are requesting that patrons, neighbors, and friends donate pies for the event.

Nov. 5th, Tuesday: Election Day Bake Sale, Community Hall, (time: TBA)

Library Fundraiser —please consider donating baked goods and take-away meals. (Big sellers are homemade soups, chili, individual casseroles, and breakfast items.)

Nov. 30, Saturday: The Art of Giving with Debbie Norton & Deb Yates, Library Meeting Room, 10:30 a.m.-noon

Gift-making and tree ornaments crafting using recycled and found objects

Dec. 7th, Saturday: Christmas Craft Fair, Community Hall, 9:00
a.m.-3:00 p.m.

CHL will have quality pre-owned books, many with a holiday theme, as well as hyacinth and paper-white bulbs for sale. Community crafters will be on hand to sell their wares and goodies–an annual harbor tradition!

Sun. Dec. 8th: Harbor Community Tree Lighting & Pot Luck: Join us as we gather at Holbrook’s Wharf then walk to Community Hall for a pot luck supper, lighting community Christmas trees along the way.

Please call the library at 725-1641 or email for more information.






New Book Titles


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.

Meeting space

Our meeting space is available for your organization or if you need a quiet space to spread out and work on a special project. Coffee and tea are available.

To reserve the room, call (725-1461) or e-mail ( us.

And hopefully your meeting goes better than the one pictured!