About the Gear Library


The gear library was founded by Millinocket Memorial Library in 2018 with support from Outdoor Sport InstituteMaine Community FoundationAppalachian Trail ConservancyBicycle Coalition of Maine, and many private donors to support healthy living, empowerment through knowledge, and community-building through outreach, communication, and volunteerism.

If you are interested in starting a similar program in your community, contact Mike Smith at mike@outdoorsi.org.

The gear library is staffed by a Gear Library Assistant, Outdoor Sport Institute interns, and other Millinocket Memorial Library team members. Learn more abut how to get involved with the gear library as a volunteer or intern.


Gear library staff and volunteers host regular educational and recreational programs and workshops for all ages. For information on our latest programs, visit the Library’s Facebook or Instagram pages, or check out the events calendar below. Click on an event for details.