Upcoming Events & Programs

Quick List of ALL Events & Programs:

(see details below list and on the Youth Programs page.)

Tuesdays 10am-11am – Children’s Storytime

Thursday, August 4, 5-6:30pm – Carol Sloane, artist reception

Monday August 15 – Maine Student Book Awards Book Group (middle school ages)

Tuesday, August 16, 6-8pm – Jennifer Dupree, author visit & workshop

Thursday, September 1, 4-6pm – Bess the Book Bus – Summer Reading Program drawings

Jen Dupree is a librarian, assistant editor for The Masters Review, and former independent bookstore owner. She has an MFA from the University of Southern Maine’s Stonecoast program. Her novel, The Miraculous Flight of Owen Leach debuted in April of 2022. Her stories and essays have been published or are forthcoming in Be Wilder: A Word Portland Anthology, Solstice, December, The Masters Review, The Lascaux Review, and other places. She has won a Maine Literary Award for both short non-fiction and short fiction (2022, 2006) as well as the Writer’s Digest fiction contest (2016).

Jen will talk abut the writing process and how the book came about, some Q and A , then a brief writing prompt based on the passage. Most likely one she enjoys doing about objects that can lead to a discussion on place and character.

Please call the library (207) 845-2663 or email info@gibbslibrary.org to sign up for this free event.

Upcoming Digital Literacy Classes offered in partnership with the NDEC (National Digital Equity Center).

***No classes are currently scheduled. Please email us if you would like us to host a specific class. *** Otherwise, we will add more classes soon.


Classes will be held in the Bryant room. And there will be a maximum of 10 students per class. Visit the NDEC website to register for any of these classes, and perhaps some offered online as well. If you have trouble with registering or would like assistance, please call us at 207-845-2663, come in and ask for Misty, or send an email to info@gibbslibrary.org

Also, check out the list of classes they offer HERE, and let us know if there is something you’d like to see on our schedule!

Do you or someone you know need a device? A Windows 10 laptop, Windows 10 desktop computer, or data-enabled Android tablet? Misty is now a trained Affordable Device Referral Partner for NDEC’s affordable device program. Send her an email at info@gibbslibrary.org to set up a time to meet in person or over the phone to see if we can hook you up with the technology you need! You can preview or submit the application here .

As long as Knox county’s community transmission risk of COVID19 is at medium or low, masks are OPTIONAL in the Gibbs library, per CDC guidance. When the risk level is HIGH we require anyone entering the library wear a mask. We review this decision regularly. Please call or email if you have any questions or concerns. There are no restrictions on number of visitors or their length of visit. Curbside options remain available by request.

Thank you for your understanding,

Gibbs Library Board of Trustees, Staff, and Volunteers.