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

Elizabeth Berg is coming to Cundy’s Harbor all the way from Chicago!!!-Aug. 10th, 6pm

This is a very rare and BIG occasion!! Come to Community Hall to meet best-selling, award-winning author Elizabeth Berg! Let’s pack the hall! Mustard Seed Bookstore will be selling the author’s books after the reading. If you have some of them already, bring them along! Elizabeth will sign them! Cundy’s Harbor is one of the six libraries in Maine chosen to host Elizabeth!!

For more about the author, go to her web site at


Annual Ice Cream Social -Aug. 3, 6 pm Library Park

Kick off Cundy’s Harbor Days with FREE ice cream and music by OFF THEIR ROCKERS.

Have you bought your raffle tickets yet? We have great prizes including massages, hair styling, lobsters, restaurant gift certificates and MORE!

In the event of inclement weather, we will be at the Community Hall. There is additional parking at the church and along the side of the road.

Because parking is limited in the harbor, please plan accordingly. Car pool, come early, wear walking shoes in case you have to walk up the street a bit.

We look forward to seeing you!


Mark Your Calendars!

Embrace the Summer at CHL!!!

YES! We have BIG PLANS this summer and need many hands!
Please sign up now if you can participate with:

  • Providing refreshments for one or more events-June 23, 28, July 28, Aug. 10, Sept. 1.
  • Baking for June 12 (Election), July 14 (Community Breakfast) July 20, 21 (Bake Sale)
  • Prepping for Annual Book Sale during the week of July 16-20 and working the sale July 20-21 (choose a shift between Fri 9-3 and Sat 9-2.)
Call the library (725-1461),e-mail ( or stop in!


Donate goods and services to our summer raffle! We’ll also have a “What-Not Shop” at the Book & Bake Sale. If you know a local business who would be willing to donate, please let us know!
Tickets on sale now!

Celebrate 58!
(as well as Karen & Dave’s June birthdays)
Saturday, June 23, 2 pm
Music provided by the local Americana group,
String Tide
Pirate Day 
Tuesday, June 26, 10:30 am
Bring your pirates (ages 4-10) for stories, games, and a treasure hunt.
Author Talk
American Seafood
Thursday, June 28, 7:00 pm
Nationally renowned chef, author, and speaker, Barton Seaver will discuss the heritage, culture and cookery of our country’s fish and seafood.
Book signing and reception
Cosponsored by CHL and Harpswell Heritage Land Trust
Community Hall, 835 Cundy’s Harbor Rd.


Fur, Feathers & Feet
Thursday, July 12, 10:30 am
Sponsored by Chewonki Foundation – for ages 3 and up.
Discover the differences between birds and mammals.

Come meet some surprise guests!
Community Breakfast 
Saturday, July 14, 8:00-10:00 am
Have breakfast with friends and bring your book donations for next week’s big sale!
Community Hall, 835 Cundy’s Harbor Rd.
Annual Book & Bake Sale
Friday & Saturday, July 20-21
Fri: 9:00 am-3:00 pm, Sat. 9:00am-12:00 pm
Community Hall, 835 Cundy’s Harbor Rd.
History Talk
The Malaga Island Story
Saturday, July 28, 1:00 pm
Kate McBrien, Maine Historical Society’s Chief Curator and co-author of Malaga Island: Fragmented Lives will discuss the remarkable story behind the eviction of Phippsburg’s
multi-racial community.
Community Hall, 835 Cundy’s Harbor Rd.


Ice Cream Social
Friday, Aug. 3, 6:00 pm

Live music provided by OFF THEIR ROCKERS, Kick off Cundy’s Harbor Days with the Official Firing of the Cannon!
Nature Art
Saturday, Aug. 4, 10:30 am
Gather natural materials and bring them to the library to create mandalas, fairy houses, sculptures, mobiles and more.
We’ll decorate the library lawn-bring the entire family!
Author Talk
Elizabeth Berg
Friday, Aug. 10, 6:00 pm
Join me in welcoming one of my very favorite authors!
Elizabeth has published over 30 books, including many best-sellers.
She’ll read from one of her latest books, Happy All the Time, Still Happy, and The Story of Arthur Trulove.
Reception and book signing
Community Hall
Nature Journaling
Saturday, Aug. 11, 1:00 pm
Julia McLeod of Harpswell Heritage Land Trust will guide families on how to deepen connections with nature through journaling.


Free Concert
Lisa Redfern 
Saturday, Sept. 1, 2:00 pm
Come out to listen to Harpswell’s own award-winning singer & songwriter
Lisa blends her roots in folk, bluegrass, country, gospel, blues, and swing to create something unmistakably her own. Lisa is also the creator of a podcast that promotes fellow creative Mainers, “Gingersnap”: A Conversation and a Cookie with a Creative Mainer.
Location TBA

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!