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?

May 27-Sept. 1: “Essences”, a PhotoPoem Exhibit by photographer & poet Akiba & Maram Mermey. Beautiful framed art for sale.

May 31-Friday-11:00 a.m.-Quahog Bay Conservancy Tour & Boat Ride-Meet us at the Conservancy to learn more about this organization’s work. Take a boat ride to view oyster aquaculture and other projects.-286 Bethel Point Rd.

 June 8-Saturday-1:00 p.m.-National Audubon Society History Talk-Jenny Island w/Sue Shubel-Community Hall. Seabird restoration and research.-at Community Hall.

 June 20-Thursday-6:30 pm-“Mainers of the Titanic” w/author Mac Smith-Come hear a lively talk about the passengers with ties to Maine and the impact the sinking of the ship had on our state.  Book signing too! Want to read about The Titanic? We have several books to share!-at Community Hall

June 25-Tuesday-10:30 am-Pirate Day! For children of all ages. Pirate-themed crafts and games, treasure hunt, Treasure Island Read Aloud. at the library

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.