We Are Open!

Winter Harbor Public Library is once again open.

We are restricting access to a maximum of three people at a time, unless there is one family group of more than three (but no more than five). Duration in the library should not exceed 15 minutes. Face masks are required. We have some disposable ones at the front desk in case you forgot yours. Hand sanitizer is also required upon entering.

We won’t be lending out computers or electronics. Patrons and visitors can bring their own devices and use them outside to access our 24/7 WiFi connection.

Please use our “Catalog” menu tab at the top to access our online catalog to look up items ahead of time. You can browse by author, title, or location (ie, children, adult, young adult, etc.). You can also see “recently added titles” along the left hand column on that page.

We will still offer curbside service, for those who would prefer not to enter the library at this time. You can request your item via email (963whpl@gmail.com) or telephone (207-963-7556) and let us know when you have arrived at our parking lot. We will bring out your selections to your car.

We can also offer home delivery on a limited basis. Just email us if this is your only option.

All books can be returned at our outside book drop.

All returned books will be “quarantined” for 72 hours, as per the latest American Library Association guidelines before being available for check-out again.

Free e-books and audiobooks are also available to patrons via the CloudLibrary at https://www.yourcloudlibrary.com/. Contact the library for a password if you don’t already have one.

We offer free Wi-Fi outside the building, so you can still to access the Internet from your car or from the benches (as long as you observe safe distancing from others).

Our 100th

As many know, this year is our CENTENNIAL. In June 1920, Dr. J. S. Bragg and others formed the Winter Harbor Library Association and received permission from the Unitarian Society to maintain a public library in the upper room of the chapel for the use of the townspeople. We had planned to celebrate our centennial this summer with all the town invited, but obviously circumstances have forced us to postpone our 100th Anniversary celebration to a future date.

Some New Titles

Maine Authors:

If It Bleeds by Stephen King

One Last Lie by Paul Doiron

Infinite Hope: A Black Artist’s Journey from World War II to Peace by Ashley Bryan


1st Case by James Patterson and Chris Tebbetts

Sea Wife by Amity Gaige

Choppy Water by Stuart Woods

A Private Cathedral by James Lee Burke

Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Anxious People by Frederik Backman

Camino Winds by John Grisham

Eight Perfect Murders by Peter Swanson

Separation Anxiety by Laura Zigman

Trace Elements by Donna Leon

The Lying Life of Adults by Elena Ferrante

The Red Lotus by Chris Bohjalian…and more…


Bringing Nature Home: How You Can Sustain Wildlife with Native Plants by Douglas Talamy

The Hope of Glory: Reflections on the Last Words of Jesus on the Cross by Jon Meacham


The Woman Behind the New Deal, the Life and Legacy of Frances Perkins by Kristin Downey

Princess of the Hither Isles: A Black Suffragist’s Story from the Jim Crow South by Adele Logan Alexander

Young Adult:

This Is my Brain in Love by I.W. Gregorio

Goodbye from Nowhere by Sara Zarr

Crescent City by Sarah J. Maas

Graphic Novels:

Fights by Joel Christian Gill

Geronimo Stilton Reporter

Big Nate the Gerbil Ate my Homework by Lincoln Peirce

Children’s Chapter Books:

Dog Man Grime and Punishment by Dav Pilkey

Rowley Jefferson’s Awesome Friendly Adventure by Jeff Kinney

Ivy + Bean: One Big Happy Family by Annie Barrows

Bookmarks Are People Too by Henry Winkler

Children’s Picture Books:

All Are Welcome by Alexandra Penfold

The Wonderful Things You Will Be by Emily Winfield Martin

Sulwe by Lupita Nyong’o

The World Needs More Purple People by Kristen Bell

Chimney Farm Bedtime Stories by Henry Beston and Elizabeth Coatsworth

What About Worms by Ryan T. Higgins

Some resources:



18 Chapel Lane
P.O. Box 326
Winter Harbor, ME 04693
(207) 963-7556;   963whpl@gmail.com
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Fri. 10 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

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