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Library Program

How can the Library help you pass your Driver's Test?

Drivers Exam

Free Online Drivers Practice Tests

Available through the link on our home page.



The Southwest Harbor Public Library is now one of a handful of libraries in Maine that offers free online practice driver's exams. Just click on this link to get to our Custom Testing Page, or go to the "Links" on our homepage and look for "Free Maine Drivers Permit Practice Tests."

Library News

5-Star Library 2014

Star Star Star Star Star

~~Four Years in a Row~~

The results are in...Southwest Harbor Public Library has been awarded a 5-Star Rating by the Library Journal, based on an exhaustive financial, circulation, and usage survey! We are one of only 3 Maine libraries earning this distinction for services provided to our community.

Thank YOU for your patronage and support!

Read more about the award.

Library Coloring Book

Library Fundraiser

A Color-ful Holiday Gift

and the Library's very own
COLORING BOOK.

$7 each or 2 for $13.00
All proceeds benefit the Children's Programs.


Artwork by Kieu

Library Fundraiser


Southwest Harbor Public Library



When you do your Holiday shopping at AmazonSmile,
Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price to the Library.



Remember...
...Only purchases made at smile.amazon.com will result in donations.

Bookmark the link http://smile.amazon.com/ch/01-0241528
and support us every time you shop.

Take Back Your Power Film

Film Viewing

Take Back Your Power

Investigating
the "Smart" Grid

Wednesday, January 7 at 6:30 p.m.



Dick Atlee will present the film "Take Back Your Power" that explores the danger to health and privacy of so-called "smart" electric meters and Smart Grid. Call the Library at 244-7065 for more information.

Library ProgramJonathan Berry

"Energy in the Community -
Exploring Opportunities
to Conserve and Save"
Talk with Jonathan Berry
Saturday, January 10 from 2:30-4pm


Jonathan Berry, a student of Environmental Studies at the University of Maine Machais, will discuss available energy efficient programs, do-it-yourself videos, and how to find appliance rebates. There will be a question and answer session at the end of the presentation. Call the Library for more information at 244-7065.

CLYNK Community Cash Program

Help the Library
Help the environment
Recycle bottles using the CLYNK Community Cash Program - it's easy!

1. Pick up a CLYNK packet from the library
2. Fill the enclosed green bag with returnable bottles and cans
3. Peel the sticker off the packet and place it on the green bag
4. Take the green bag to Hannaford, either in Bar Harbor or Ellsworth
5. At the CLYNK station, scan the sticker and place the green bag in the storage bin

If you can't get to a Hannaford, bring the green bag back to the Library, and we will take it there for you.

Thank you so much for using CLYNK - a win win for all!

For more CLYNK info visit http://www.clynk.com/?page_id=24.

Library Closures

January 1
January, 3rd Monday
February, 3rd Monday
May, last Monday
July 4
September, 1st Monday
October, 2nd Monday
November 11
November, 4th Thurs.
December 24
December 25
December 31

New Year’s Day
Martin L. King, Jr. Day
President’s Day
Memorial Day
Independence Days
Labor Day
Columbus Day
Veteran’s Day
Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Eve, 1pm
Christmas Day
New Year’s Eve, 1pm