Peaks Island Branch

About the Peaks Island Branch

We are  back home and open for regular hours!
Tues: 2-8, Wed: 10-4, Fri: 10-2, Sat: 8-12

We are delighted to report that the Peaks Branch has moved back to our newly renovated space! We thank our friends at Peaks Island Elementary School (PIES) for making us feel so welcome in our temporary location.

Phone: 766-5540        email:

Click here for the story of our recent renovation *


Middle School Book Club

Meets on the third Tuesday each month at 5:45 pm

Stay tuned for an announcement about the next meeting. 

We’ve discovered that this age reader loves to read books, lots of books, and share what they are reading with others. Unlike other book groups there is not a specific book that everyone reads each month. Instead everyone comes together to share what they are presently reading, a favorite book, or make recommendations, and have something good to eat while enjoying each other’s company.

Everyone who is in middle school, public, private or homeschooled is welcome to join in the discussions as listeners or contributors. Call, email or come into the library for more information.

Upcoming Meeting Dates:

•    To be announced   •

Please join us!

First Tuesday Book Group

First Tuesday of each month

Readers are encouraged to call (766-5540), email ( 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 2019: 

  • January 8: The Women in the Castle 
  • February 5: Killers of the Flower Moon
  • March 5: The Woman Who Smashed Codes
  • April 2: Before We Were Yours
  • May 7: Monkey Beach
  • June 11: Tragedy Plus Time

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

129 Island Avenue (inside Kennedy-Carter Family Community Center & Branch Library)
Peaks Island, ME 04108


Branch Manager, Priscilla Webster

Parking: Parking is available on the street.

Bookdrop: The bookdrop is located inside the Community Center lobby.

1st floor wheelchair accessible

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From the PPL blog:
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Peaks renovation project: An update on our progress
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Peaks Branch Renovation Plans Moving Ahead
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