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Library Re-Opens with Expanded Hours

MML has been open for curbside-only services since mid-December. Over the past month, as we’ve seen a reduction in COVID-19 cases across the state, we have been training new staff and volunteers to be able to re-open the building to the public with the goal of restoring services and expanding hours back to pre-COVID levels. As of Monday, March 1, the library is open to the public 5 days a week:

  • Monday 10am-5pm
  • Tuesday 1pm – 5pm
  • Wednesday 10am – 5pm
  • Thursday 10am – 5pm
  • Friday 10am – 5pm


Browse the Collection: For the safety and wellness of staff and patrons, occupancy will be limited to two patrons upstairs at a time for a maximum of 30 minutes per visit. Patrons will be admitted on a first-come first-served basis and should ring the doorbell at the new entrance on Hill Street and Maine Ave when they arrive.

Curbside Service: For those patrons that would prefer to access services without having interaction with staff or patrons, Curbside Pickup is still open whenever the library is open. Learn more about Curbside Pickup by visiting:

Computer Use: Two private conference rooms are available for reservation for up to two hours at a time. Conference rooms are equipped with a desktop computer, high-speed internet, printing, and video conferencing. To make a reservation call the library or visit

Print / Scan / Fax: Services available whenever the library is open. Patrons may email documents to be printed to or bring them to the library or the Curbside Pickup. Fax and scan services are available either in-person or through Curbside Pickup.

Katahdin Gear Library: KGL is open for in-library use or Curbside Pickup. Call the library in advance to reserve skis, snowshoes, or fat-tire bikes. Learn more about the Katahdin Gear Library at

Millinocket Memorial Library moves to former Pelletier restaurant during construction

The former Pelletier restaurant in downtown Millinocket

On June 10th, the former Pelletier Loggers Family Restaurant will reopen its doors as the temporary home of Millinocket Memorial Library during their building renovation. The Pelletier family has generously agreed to allow the library to occupy their downtown Millinocket building, which remains for sale. The library will remain open at its current location through May 31st.

In celebration of the library’s centennial year, the renovation will position the library to meet the needs of the community for generations to come. The construction, which will take six to eight months, will be overseen by Nickerson & O’Day Inc., the same firm that constructed the original building in 1963.

At the temporary location, the hours of operation will remain the same. This summer, patrons can expect access to the library’s essential services, including internet, public computers, printing, scanning, faxing, and access to some of the collection. The rest of the collection will be stored off-site, but patrons will continue to have access to interlibrary loan services.

The Katahdin Gear Library will also be open on the premises, thanks to the library’s partnership with the Outdoor Sport Institute. Cardholders will be able to check out mountain bikes, backpacks, canoes, paddle boards, and kayaks for free. Bike repairs will also be offered by donation.

The temporary space will provide a cozy atmosphere for reading, working, meeting, and programmed activities like the annual Summer Reading Program.

For more information, view our FAQ sheet below.

One thing that isn’t changing at the Library: the Millinocket Literary Club prepares display cases for their 58th year

By Pat Catell

When you step into the library, it can be easy to miss the glass panels on your left and right. But if take a moment to look closer, you will see a seasonal display meticulously designed by the local Literary Club. You might even find yourself saying “I know about that”, or “I remember when that happened.” Read more »

New Volunteer Opportunities at the Digital Learning Lab

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Do you or someone you know have a knack for computers? Are you a technology connoisseur? Do you enjoy sharing your digital skills with others? If so, we encourage you to take advantage of the new volunteer opportunities at the Digital Learning Lab. We are currently looking for patient, energetic, and enthusiastic people to join the Digital Learning Lab team at Millinocket Memorial Library. Read more »

Check Out the Digital Learning Lab

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Check Out the Digital Learning Lab

The Digital Learning Lab at the Millinocket Memorial Library is in full swing! The Digital Learning Lab is a collection of services, programs, and resources to empower and engage patrons and residents in the Katahdin region to new opportunities around them using new digital tools. DLL services range from group classes to equipment to free connection to the internet.

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