About the Peaks Island Branch
Photo by Steve Fielding
♦ The Library and the City are planning a renovation of the branch and community center in 2015. ♦
Click here to review our Renovation Plans 2015 including architect’s draft drawings
and notes from the Community Forum, and please provide your input.
Peaks Island Branch opened in the Community Building at 129 Island Avenue in 1979.
The branch is open 20 hours/week offering adult and children’s programs, public computer access, free wifi service, and collections of books, magazines, movies, music, and more for year-round and seasonal residents and visitors. Islanders may request materials from any Portland library location, MaineCat, or Interlibrary Loan for pick-up at the branch. The branch coordinates the production of “The Peaks Island STAR,” an island newsletter. See our Holiday Schedule for planned closings.
The branch has its own active Friends group that supports the library’s mission through programming and extra offerings, such as a Peaks Island Authors and Illustrators shelf, a weekly movie program on Saturday evenings, and a monthly Book Discussion group. The group hosts an annual Book Sale that is a highly-anticipated community social event as well as a fundraiser.
For Summer and Temporary Residents
To obtain a library card while you are on the island, please bring your driver’s license or other valid ID with your current address, as well as the address and phone number where you are staying on the island. Library staff will do our best to accommodate your library needs.
Peaks Island Community Links
• Peaks Island Press: News on Peaks Island Authors
• Peaks Island Land Preserve
• Peaks Island Information including Community Calendar and island organization links
• Peaks Island Children’s Workshop
• Peaks Island School
• Fifth Maine Regimental Museum
Peaks Island Branch129 Island Avenue
Peaks Island, ME 04108
Branch Manager, Priscilla Webster
Parking: Parking is available on the street.
Bookdrop: The bookdrop sits on the front deck of the Community/Library building.
1st floor wheelchair accessible
Up Next at the Library:
Our Places, Our Times : Portland Through the Decades, 1930s – 2000s
The Nesting Quilt: Exhibit of Cathryn Falwell’s Illustrations
Highways & Byways
From the PPL blog:
Details on the Sept. 10, 2014, community forum to discuss Peaks Island Branch renovations. More »