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The Safe Child Policy was revised after receiving feedback from the community.  Please click here to see all library policies.
Visit the library and check out a book in our lucky day collection!
Titles are with the new books and cannot be held on reserve .
First come, first borrow!
 Local Authors' Night
Thursday, October 26 @ 7 pm

The Rockport Public Library will be hosting its second annual Local Authors' Night this fall. The event is a great opportunity to highlight and support local authors from all over Cape Ann who have recently published works of fiction or nonfiction, as well creative writing.

Each author will speak and do a reading from their work, and audience members will have a chance to ask questions and experience what the local talent has to offer. Below are some of the authors who will be in attendance:

Dan DuffyJonathan Strong

Dr. David L. VastolaSandra Williams

You don't want to miss what your neighbors are writing!
Family Favorites
No tricks. Just treats for one and all!

Tuesday Morning Stories & More
Tuesday, October 24 and 31 @ 9:30 am

Children and their caregivers are invited to join us for a half hour of story time fun. All are welcome!

PLEASE NOTE: The Children's Room will be open from 9 to 11 am to accommodate this program.

This event is fully funded by the Friends of the Rockport Public Library.

Play to Learn Storytime and Play Group
Wednesday, October 25 @ 1:30 pm

Circle time on a blanket for stories, songs and fingerplays, followed by creative playtime with friends. All ages are welcome to join the fun!

This library program is a collaboration between the CFCE Coordinator at Pathways for Children and the Rockport Public Library. In addition, the program is funded by a grant through the MA Department of Early Education and Care.

Halloween Fun at the Library with Costume Parade
Saturday, October 28 @ 12 noon

We invite all you little ones to come to the library to show off your Halloween costume in our annual Costume Parade.

Then, join us in the Peggy Dirk Brenner Friends' Room for more Halloween FUN!
Friends of the Rockport Library Fall Book Sale
Time to stock up for winter reading...

  • Hardcovers
  • Trade paperbacks
  • Massmarket/small paperbacks
  • Selected high-quality editions at special prices
  • Plus, lots of CDs, DVDs and children's books
  • Thursday, October 19 - 5-7 pm (Members' Preview Sale)
  • Friday, October 20 - 10-5 pm
  • Saturday, October 21 - 10-5 pm
  • Sunday, October 22 1-5 pm
NOTE: The Members' Preview Sale is for members of the Friends of the Rockport Public Library. If you are not currently a member, forms will be available at the door on the 19th. Or, you can visit the Friends' bookshelf to the right of the Main Desk in the library to obtain one in advance.


Ongoing Library Happenings
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Which Craft? Circle
Monday mornings @ 11 am

Enjoy lively conversation with fellow artisans while you work on your hand craft project. Please check the events calendar on our website for updates on holidays and other potential conflicts.

Just drop in. No instruction provided. All are welcome!

Device Advice 
By appointment only

Make an appointment with the Rockport Public Library, your one stop shop for Device Advice. We can help you navigate your computer, laptop, smartphone or tablet. We can also help with Symphony, our new catalog system. Sessions are one-on-one, so
, book your slot today by contacting Christiann at  or calling the library at 978-546-6934.

PLEASE NOTE: You will need to bring your own device for your scheduled appointment.

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