Our Peaks branch is open at the Peaks school. Renovation of the Community Center & Library is underway.
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Peaks Island renovation -- artist's rendering

About the Peaks Island Branch

 Artist’s rendering – C. Michael Lewis, 2015

During the renovation, we are in our temporary location at the Peaks Island Elementary School, but school vacation does not affect our open hours. We are open for regular hours: Tues: 2-8, Wed: 10-4, Fri: 10-2, Sat: 8-12.

Come in the school gates on Island Avenue, go around the building to your right and up the ramp. We’ll be happy to see you!

Phone: 766-5540        email: peaks@portlandpubliclibrary.com

The City’s Recreation programming is held at St. Christopher’s Church Community Room.

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

Making a Difference on a Shoestring: The Tragedy of South Sudan, A Glimmer of Hope for Uganda

dr. chuck radisDr. Chuck Radis will be speaking about the work he is doing in the Kiryandongo United Nations Refugee Settlement in Northern Uganda with South Sudanese who have fled their country due to tribal warfare. Many of the refugees he works with have relatives who now live in Portland. For more details, click here.

Tuesday, January 23 | 7:00pm
St. Christopher’s Parish Community Room
Central Avenue, Peaks Island

Free and open to the public.
Sponsored by The Friends of the Peaks Island Branch Library.

Middle School Book Club

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

Presently, due to the library renovation project, meetings take place at the Brackett Memorial Church Hall.

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.

Upcoming Meeting Dates:

• December 19    • January 16    • February 20    • March 20

Please join us!

First Tuesday Book Group

small great things by jodi picoultFirst Tuesday of each month
February 6, 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:
• 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:
Nursery Rhymes for Infants and Toddlers10:15am - 11:15am
Peaks Island Branch
Preschool Story Time at Peaks10:15am - 11:15am
Peaks Island Branch
Nursery Rhymes for Infants and Toddlers10:15am - 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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