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Portland Public Library Peaks Island Branch

About the Peaks Island Branch

Branch Manager, Rose Ann Walsh

Book Drop:  The book drop is currently located outside Community Center.

1st floor wheelchair accessible

Library books may be returned anytime in our book drop outside the Community Center.



Working with pencil, paint, and paper Peaks Island Students have created a collection of real and imaginary portraits to share with the community this year.

Join teacher, Laura Glendening, some of her students and view their exhibit on Saturday, March 2 at 11 am – 12 pm. Light refreshments will be served.


Middle and High School DRAWING CLASSES with LAURA GLENDENINGWednesday Afternoons Feb. 7 - March 27 2:45 - 4 pm

Join us for a friendly meeting of students interested in working on their drawing skills, no prior drawing experience needed. Participants will work on drawing from observation, memory, and imagination.

The class is limited to 8 students and registration is required. All art supplies will be provided.

Register by visiting, calling or emailing Peaks Island Branch: (207) 766-5540 or

Writing Group for AdultsSaturdays, 9 am - 9:45 am

A writing group for adults every Saturday morning at the Peaks Island Branch Library.  This is a group for anyone who likes to write (or would like to start). All skill levels, from beginner to experienced, are welcome. Take inspiration from the weekly writing prompt or come with your own ideas and projects.

Saturday mornings at 9 am – 9:45 am.

Creative Writing for Kids in Grades 3, 4, and 5Fridays, 3:15 pm

Creative Writing for kids in Grades 3, 4, and 5 will begin on Friday, September 15 at 3:15 pm – 4 pm.

Bring your imagination – journals and pencils will be provided.

Questions contact the library 766-5540 or email us

Peaks Knitting GroupFirst Tuesday of each month

Bring your current project and join other knitters for conversation and inspiration!

All are welcome, as are all skill levels.

Meets in the library the first Tuesday of the month 4 pm – 5 pm.

Technology Tutoring at the Peaks Island LibraryTuesday, April 30, 2024 10 am - 12:30 pm

Technology Tutoring sessions are for all levels of computer users and offer a chance to sit down with a staff member for 30 minutes of free computer assistance. The library has a laptop you may use, or you can bring your own device. Whether you’d like help mastering the job search, downloading ebooks and audiobooks, or refreshing your basic computer skills, our half-hour tutoring sessions might be the place to turn. You name the topic and we’ll work together.

Advanced registration is required. Stop in the library, give us a call 766-5540, or email us to register or if you have any questions.

Peaks Island Book Group Second Tuesday of the Month

The Tuesday Adult Book Discussion Group

Time: 7:00 – 8:00 pm

Location: Peaks Island Community Room

This program is supported by Friends of the Peaks Island Library

All are welcome to join the book group. Titles are chosen in advance by the members who rotate leading the discussion. Meetings are fun and mind-broadening. Contact the Peaks Island Branch Library for help in procuring these titles.

We will meet on Tuesday, March 12, at 7 pm to discuss The Diamond Eye by Kate Quinn.

Middle School Book Club Last Tuesday of the Month




Tuesday, February 27 at 4 pm

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,  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 or email  the library for more information.

Please Join Us!

Story Times for ChildrenFridays, 10:15 & 10:45 am

We offer two story times designed for children from birth to age 5, from basic rhymes to movement and music. Join us and cultivate a love of reading in your child early on!

Rhythm & Rhymes  – Children ages birth- 2 years and their caregivers. Join us for songs, rhymes, finger plays, stories and movement. Fridays at 10:15 am

Preschool Story Time  – Children ages 3-5 and their caregivers. Join us for picture book read alouds, finger plays, music and movement. Fridays at 10:45 am

Peaks Island Archives

Peaks Island Archives | Portland Public sLibrary Research | Portland Public Library Digital Commons    or

Peaks-TorringtonPoint-768x480The Peaks Island Branch Library Archives comprise 15 linear feet of Special Collections assembled and located at the Peaks Island Branch of the Portland Public Library. The collection of ephemera, cemetery records, scrapbooks, postcards, photographic images, periodicals, maps, reports, audiovisuals, and Peaks Island printed material span the 20th century – up to the present. Bulk dates for the archive are from circa 1960 – present.

Subjects include Peaks Island community and government topics, tourism, history (particularly the role of Peaks Island during World War II), development and land use, genealogy, education, theatre (including the Gem Theatre and Greenwood Garden – both popular in the 1920s and 1930s), writing, and visual art.

We are grateful for the generosity of the Peaks Island Fund and the Casco Bay Islands Alliance
in making this project possible.

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.

Story of the Kennedy-Carter Family Community Center Renovation

Peaks Island Community Links



129 Island Avenue (inside Kennedy-Carter Family Community Ctr)
Peaks Island, ME 04108

(207) 766-5540

12pm - 6pm
9am - 12pm
10am - 4pm

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