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?

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

 July 13-Saturday-10:30 am-Animal Adaptations by Wolfe Neck Woods State Park Rangers. At the library.

July 19 & 20-Friday (9:00 am-3:00 pm) & Saturday (9:00 am-noon)-Annual Book & Bake Sale. This fundraising event includes the sale of books, baked goods, white elephant items, and raffle tickets to local businesses and other prizes. Volunteers are needed to provide baked goods, help with set-up (Wed. July 17th), and assist with clean-up and work the days of the event. Items in good condition for the white elephant sale are welcome. Please contact the library at or 725-1461. At Community Hall.

July 26-Friday-6:00 p.m.- Library Birthday Celebration. Join us for cake and live music provided by Off Their Rockers. Akiba & Maryam Mermey, our featured summer artists will be here to help celebrate our 59th year! Library Lawn (in case of rain, Community Hall with artists’ reception in the library)

Aug. 2-Friday-6:00 p.m.-Ice Cream Social  Kick off Cundy’s Harbor Days with free ice cream, the summer raffle drawing, and live music provided by Chris Lajoie & Trevor Peterson of String Tide. (We’ll also have some young fiddle players in our midst!). Library Lawn (in case of rain, Community Hall)

Aug. 3-Saturday-8:00 am-1:00 pm -Morning Lawn Sale. Cost: $25 for an 8×10 space (table not included). Reservations required. For more info call Donna Zuidema 406-4460 or email to Library Lawn. Rain date Sunday August 4th.

Aug. 17-Saturday-10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m-Paper Play with Debbie Norton & Deb Yates. Create 3-D paper collages, flowers, and masks using cut and fold techniques, designer paper and recycled items.






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!