Take a tour of Rockland Public Library and historical society

Posted June 06, 2011, at 8:50 p.m.

ROCKLAND, Maine — Which President gave a speech at Rockland Public Library? What does the library keep in that huge safe? Just who is Andrew Carnegie?

Learn the answers to these questions at the library and historical society tour at 10 a.m. Monday, June 13. The tour will feature the history, art and architecture of the library.

Rockland Public Library is one of the busiest in the state, ranking in the top 10 in library visits, program attendance, Internet use and interlibrary loans. What makes a modern library tick?  Meet some of the people behind the scenes, and learn about some of the new library services on the horizon.

Did you know 2011 marks the 150th anniversary of the Civil War? During the tour, participants will get a glimpse of Civil War uniforms, weapons and memorabilia at Rockland Historical Society, located in the lower level of the library. The historical society also features exhibits from Rockland’s lime and fishing industries. A representative from the historical society will be on hand to point out the highlights of the collection.

Rockland Public Library is located at 80 Union St.  Meet at the circulation desk for the tour, which is open to all ages.  For more information, call the library at 594-0310.

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