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Story Time at Deer Isle Playground

As part of READ S'MORE BOOKS!,  the Library's summer reading program for kids,there will be a Story Time at the Deer Isle Playground on Saturday, July 29th at 10 a.m.! Children of all ages are invited and encouraged to attend! In case of rain, the Story Time will be held at the Library.

Library hosts local authors Kathryn Lasky & Tom Ricks!

We are pleased to announce that, on Wednesday, August 2nd at 4 p.m., at the Island Country Club, the Library will host well-known local authors Kathryn Lasky and Tom Ricks! Kathryn and Tom will present a program entitled, Two Perspectives on War---A Conversation. The conversation will focus on the authors' most recent books, Night Witches, by Kathryn Lasky, and Churchill & Orwell: The Fight for Freedom, by Thomas E. Ricks. A limited numbers of copies of each of the books will be available for purchase and for signing at the conclusion of the program. The public is invited and encouraged to attend. For more information, contact the Library at (207) 348-2899 or deerislelibrary@gmail.com.

Book Reading and Discussion

The next book discussion will be on Monday, August 14th at 7 pm.  This month's book choice is 7 Brief Lessons on Physics, by Carlo Rovelli.  All are welcome!


 The Library is hosting an incentive-based summer reading program for kids! Children ages 2 - 14 will have the opportunity to earn prizes/rewards for time spent reading, either by oneself or with an older reader. Prizes include coupons for free ice cream cones at Madelyn's Drive-In, along with a large assortment of non-food prizes. Sign-ups  began on WEDNESDAY, JUNE 14th, and will continue through to mid-August at the Library.  This program is a great way to earn rewards for time spent reading during the summer. For more information, come in to the Library, or contact us at (207)348-2899 or deerislelibrary@gmail.com

Attention Library patrons and Deer Isle citizens:

Please do NOT leave book or movie donations on the Library's doorstep! ANY & ALL donations must have prior approval from the Library Director. While we appreciate the generosity of patrons and citizens in wanting to donate items to the Library, we simply have NO space to store them. Also, when things are left outside the door when the Library is closed, they have a tendency to get ruined by rain and dampness. At that point, a donation becomes a liability, because we then have to find someone to transport the items to the dump. This is NOT a kind thing to do to your local Library! Thank you for your compliance with this request!


On or off-island, e-Books are available through the link to the left:  InfoNet Download Library.  This gives you access to the entire collection created for Maine libraries.  The Deer Isle library has begun its own collection of recent e-Books that only Chase Emerson Memorial Library cardholders can access through the download site.  Take advantage of this chance to read popular works without a long waiting list!  Recent acquistions include:


Brown, Pierce                     Morning star

Bryson, Bill                        A walk in the woods+*

                                           Neither here nor there*

Clark, Mary Higgins          As time goes by

Coates, Ta-Nehisi               Between the world and me+*

Cooper, Anderson              The rainbow comes and goes+

DeGeneres, Betty               Love, Ellen

Doerr, Anthony                  All the light we cannot see*

Evanovich, Janet                The scam

Flynn, Vince                       The survivor*

Griffiths, Elly                     The Zig Zag girl

Hawkins, Paula                  The girl on the train*

Hill, Joe                             The fireman

Karon, Jan                         Come rain or come shine

King, Stephen                    The bazaar of bad dreams*

                                           End of watch

                                           Finders keepers*

Lee, Harper                        Go set a watchman*

Madison, Holly                   Down the rabbit hole

McCullough, David            The Wright brothers*

Michaels, Fern                    Point blank

Mukherjee, Siddhartha       The gene

Rosen, R. D.                       Such good girls

Silva, Daniel                       The English spy*

Simon, Carly                      The boys in the trees*

Stanton, Brandon               Humans of New York:  stories*

Stevenson, William            A man called intrepid*

Strout, Elizabeth                My name is Lucy Barton*

Verdi, Jessica                     What you left behind

Weir, Andy                        The Martian  (the original Young Adult version)*

Zuckoff, Mitchell               Frozen in time


+  The library also has the audiobook available for borrowing.

*   The library also has the hardcover book available for borrowing.


And, if you prefer to be read to, you may listen to audiobooks here, too!

A Jimminy Cricket Approach to Overdues

Deer Isle Library has adopted a Jimminy Cricket approach to overdues: let your conscience be your guide. If you are late in returning materials, please make a donation. Help the Library to help you!

  Chase Emerson Memorial Library
  PO Box 9, 17 Main Street
  Deer Isle, Maine 04627-0009

  Email: deerislelibrary@gmail.com
  Telephone: (207) 348-2899

Working Waterfront
Deer Isle - Stonington Historical Society
  2 PM  to
10 AM  to
9 AM  to
6 PM
12 PM
4 PM
Librarian: Valerie Messana
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