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Peaks Island renovation -- artist's rendering

About the Peaks Island Branch

 Artist’s rendering – C. Michael Lewis, 2015

The Peaks Island Branch Library closed for renovations as of Thursday, September 7. We are now open for regular hours in the Library’s temporary space at the Peaks Island Elementary School (entrance is at the top of the ramp in the back). The City’s Recreation programming is held at St. Christopher’s Church Community Room as of Monday, September 18.

Click here to learn more about our Peaks Island Branch Library Renovation Plans *

Jamie Hogan Book Launch: Ana and the Sea Star

Saturday, November 18th
10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
at our temporary location, Peaks Island Elementary School

Peaks Island illustrator Jamie Hogan will have a program to launch her new picture book, Ana and the Sea Star, written by R. Lynne Roelfs and illustrated by Jamie. The program will be suitable for adults as well as children and there will be
books for sale.

Please join us!



First Tuesday Book Group

First Tuesday of each month
December 5, 7:00pm, St Christopher’s Church Community Room

Readers are encouraged to call (766-5540), email (peaks@portlandpubliclibrary.org) or come into the library to reserve copies of the books. If you have trouble finding an available copy of the book in the Portland library system, please contact us. Often we can locate a book through MaineCat.

FIRST TUESDAY BOOK DISCUSSION usually meets on the first Tuesday of the month at 7pm and there is a moderator for each discussion. This program is supported by the Friends of the Peaks Island Branch Library.

Upcoming meetings in 2017:
• Dec. 5—The Tenderness of Wolves by Stef Penney
• Jan. 9—Red Notice, a True Story of High Finance, Murder, and One Man’s Fight for Justice by Bill Browder
• Feb. 6—Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult
• Mar. 6—A Sudden Country by Karen Fisher

For information on upcoming selections see PPL’s Book Groups page.


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 AuthorsPeaks Island Land PreservePeaks Island Information including Community Calendar and island organization linksPeaks Island Children’s Workshop • Peaks Island Health CenterPeaks Island SchoolFifth Maine Regimental MuseumEighth Maine Regiment Memorial

Peaks Island Branch

Temporary home at Peaks Island Elementary School (rear entrance)
Peaks Island, ME 04108


Branch Manager, Priscilla Webster

Parking: Parking is available on the street.

Bookdrop: The bookdrop is at the front gates of the school.

1st floor wheelchair accessible

Up Next at the Library:
Preschool Story Time at Peaks10:15am - 11:15am
Peaks Island Branch
Nursery Rhymes for Infants and Toddlers10:15am - 11:15am
Peaks Island Branch
Preschool Story Time at Peaks10:15am - 11:15am
Peaks Island Branch
From the PPL blog:
Peaks renovation project: An update on our progress
PPL's Executive Director shares the latest updates on the Peaks Island Branch renovation project.   More »
Peaks Branch Renovation Plans Moving Ahead
The Peaks Renovation design subcommittee has been working to finalize many renovation plan details.   More »
Energy Model at our Peaks Branch
An update on the energy model developed with PEAT as part of the Peaks renovation project.   More »
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