The National Library Service (NLS) is a free braille and talking book library service for people with temporary or permanent low vision, blindness, or a physical disability that prevents them from reading or holding the printed page. Through a national network of cooperating libraries, NLS offers books the way you want them: in braille or audio formats, mailed to your door for free, or instantly downloadable. (more…)
Professional Shakespeare returns to Camden with A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Macbeth , July 29 to August 16!
The Camden Shakespeare Festival will perform two of Shakespeare’s most popular plays, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Macbeth, presented at two separate locations in Camden. A Midsummer Night’s Dream will be presented outdoors in the Camden Library Amphitheatre, while Macbeth will be presented indoors at High Mountain Hall. The performances are presented in conjunction with the Camden Public Library. Click here for a schedule of performances. Tickets for both shows are available by calling 207-464-0008, or click here to buy tickets online. (more…)
Please join us for the Harbor Arts and Books Fair on October 3 and 4, 2015.
The community of Camden is located on the coast of Maine and takes full advantage of that fact! This show is a well-attended event of long standing, but is under new management.
Show Dates: 10/3/15 – 10/4/15
Application Deadline: 9/18/15
Harbor Arts and Books has possibly the most beautiful location for an art fair on the East Coast. The fair takes place in Camden’s historic Harbor Park and Amphitheatre, and on the street that passes through the park, at the head of Camden Harbor. 60 to 90 exhibitors display their work in standard 10×10 tents.
This juried show is a dynamic focal point of creative expression — perfect for artists to show their wares, to connect with other creative folks, and to pair art enthusiasts with beautiful creations.
We would love to welcome you to the salty air and intimate surroundings of our Harbor Park and Amphitheatre during the time of year when the Town of Camden is bustling with tourists — all here to enjoy the ocean views, colored trees and many cultural and artistic events.
Harbor Arts and Books is a community event with a view of the harbor at the peak of the fall season — a not-to-be-missed time of year in New England.
ACCEPTED MEDIUM CATEGORIES:
Artists may register for the fair by visiting us at the following site: https://www.zapplication.org/event-info-public.php?fair_id=3307
Just go to the blue Register Now button at the top right of the page.
Once you create a profile, and upload pictures into a portfolio, you will be able to register for the Harbor Arts and Books Fair.
HARBOR ARTS July 17-18-19
Friday July 17 — 9:00-5:00
Saturday July 18 — 9:00-5:00
Sunday July 19 — 10:00-4:00
INDOOR August 29-30
Saturday — 9:00 – 5:00
Sunday — 1:00 – 4:30
HARBOR ARTS & BOOKS October 2-3-4
Friday Oct. 2 — 9:00-5:0
Saturday Oct. 3 — 9:00-5:00
Sunday Oct. 4 — 10:00-4:00
INDOOR November 14-15
Saturday — 9:00 – 5:00
Sunday — 1:00 – 4:30
Congratulations to our raffle winners! The winners of The Wright Brothers book, signed by author David McCullough, were: Mary Keller, Kathryn Kleber, and Jim Matlack, all of Camden.
Congratulations to the winners and thanks to all who supported the library through this raffle! (more…)
The Camden Public Library will be the first system in the state of Maine to provide Beanstack to families in the local community. Beanstack is an online portal that offers free personalized recommendations of children’s books and apps handpicked by the library staff. It is an innovative new way to connect children and their families with books and educational apps that match each child’s specific age, interests, reading level, and background. The service is powered by children’s curation company Zoobean, and gives the library access to a database of books using over 1,600 unique tags to help library users find the right books and apps. (more…)
Camden Public Library’s 3M Cloud Library of ebooks has a new look! Same great service providing many bestsellers (fiction and non-fiction) without a long wait. Download an ebook simply and easily directly to your device using your library card barcode.
Makers Invited to Apply for the Third Annual Midcoast Mini Maker Faire –
Applications available now!
Camden’s Maker Faire has enjoyed two successful, energetic, sunny festivals of hands-on and high-tech activity in the Amphitheatre! The third annual Midcoast Mini Maker Faire is returning to Camden on September 12, 2015. Do you have a hands-on activity that you would love to share with the community? The organizers invite makers, inventors, craftspeople, and performers of all ages to participate. Applications are being accepted online now at midcoastmakerfaire.com. The application process is free and there is no charge to exhibit at the Faire. (more…)
The Camden Public Library participates in the Community Events series of the Camden Conference. We are pleased to announce that the 2015 Camden Conference, Russia Resurgent, is now available for viewing on the Camden Conference. Click HERE to view the proceedings. (more…)
Help us celebrate Summer in a big way in 2015! When you join the Millay Society with a gift of $1000 or more, you help make possible the many programs we enjoy year round. In addition to helping the Library, Millay Society members enjoy events such as last year’s Shakespeare production of As You Like It. This year, Millay Society members will be invited to an event on Thursday, July 30 with author David McCullough. McCullough has a new book coming out about the Wright brothers! Click here to learn more about the Millay Society. Click here for more about David McCullough. (more…)
The book shed is overflowing with books that everyone has so generously donated. Now we have some work to do! We need people to; process and pack donated books donated to the library; transport books (we need someone with a van!) from our shed in the Amphitheatre parking lot off Atlantic Ave. to and from the library before and after our books sales; help set up for the book sales; serve as cashiers at the book sales; pick up books at the residences of individuals who want to donate books to the book sale; and transport books which we cannot use to Goodwill in Rockland.
It is helpful if you are able to carry a box of books but not a requirement to help process or setup for the book sale! For more information and to volunteer please contact Jean Freedman-White at 236-4885 or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join the team (and get a first look at all those books!!).
Applications are now being accepted for the 2015 Harbor Arts & Books Show in Harbor Park and Camden Amphitheatre. The dates of the 2015 show are Saturday and Sunday, October 3 & 4. The Camden Public Library became the host of the October fair for the first time last year, and had a very successful event; we expect it to grow even bigger and better this year! Harbor Arts and Books has possibly the most beautiful location for an art fair on the East Coast. The fair takes place in Camden’s historic Harbor Park and Amphitheatre, and on the street that passes through the park, at the head of Camden Harbor. 60 to 70 exhibitors display their work in standard 10×10 tents. This juried show is a dynamic focal point of creativity — perfect for artists to show their wares, to connect with other creative folks, and to pair art enthusiasts with beautiful creations. We would love to welcome you to the salty air and intimate surroundings of our Harbor Park and Amphitheatre during the time of year when the Town of Camden is bustling with tourists — all here to enjoy the ocean views, colored trees and many cultural and artistic events. Click here for the application and more information.
The weather was challenging, but thanks to all the volunteers who helped prep the Amphitheatre, serve the food, and provide the music and kids crafts, the Winterfest Community Ice Carving was a big success and indeed we had a ball! Ken Gardiner was the MC and started us off with a stirring sing-along of “The Hokey-Pokey,” Chris Barrows was our DJ and everything was up-tempo and seasonally flavored (“Baby, It’s Cold Outside”), All That Jazz performed indoors, with Hazel Delehey’s performance during intermission; Miss Amy and Miss Stefanie regaled the kids with crafts and facepainting, and Caroline Morong’s truly intrepid crew served up hot food throughout the event in the snowiest part of Camden, right in front of the library doors! The Winterfest events are supported by sponsorship from The First and hosted by the Camden Public Library. Click for more photos.
Ken Gross of the Camden Public Library and Jennifer Temple of the Camden Downtown Business Group accepted the award on behalf of the Winterfest Committee and all of the Camden organizations that helped bring about Camden Winterfest. The Beacon Award was announced during the Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce Year in Review Awards Gala on February 11. The annual event, which had more than 350 attendees from chamber member businesses and the local community, took place at the Samoset Resort. The Beacon award recognizes a business or organization that has attracted significant positive regional or national attention to the Penobscot Bay region that results in a rise in economic activity for the local business community.
We are very pleased to announce that the Camden Public Library has again been judged a “Five-Star Library” by the Library Journal, its highest possible rating. The rating is based on the per-capita use of the library, compared to peer libraries across the country. “We are really very pleased to be recognized in this way,” said Nikki Maounis, library director. “It is a recognition of our continued work to be an anchor and a center for the community.” (more…)
Check-out is for one week, no renewals, no holds, for a quick turn-around. Prepare to be surprised and delighted at what you can find on this table!
Want quicker access to what everyone is reading? Check out the Bestseller Express table at the Camden Public Library! The table is stocked with the newest and most popular books for immediate checkout and quick turnaround. With the “Bestseller Express” system, check-out is for one week only, and no renewals are allowed, to ensure a quick return and plenty of books available. (more…)
All Discovery Kits circulate for a two-week period with a valid library card and must be returned to the Camden Public Library circulation desk for check in. They are filled with books and craft ideas and puzzles, dvd’s, games, etc. for young and old. Great for families, daycares, grandparents with visiting grandchildren, and more! What will you discover at the library?
ABC/Word Play Discovery Kit
Elephant Discovery Kit
Construction Discovery Kit
Curious George Discovery Kit
Bug Discovery Kit
Outer Space Discovery Kit
Wizard of Oz Discovery Kit
Special Occasion Card Making Kit
Down to the Sea Discovery Kit
Binocular Discovery Kit
Raising Reader Discovery Kit
Dinosaur Discovery Kit
Fairy Discovery Kit
Farm Discovery Kit
Airplane Busy Bag
Car Busy Bag
Coming soon- Peter Rabbit & Friends Discovery Kit, Ocean Explorer Discovery Kit and Dino Wonder Discovery Kit.