Check out our YouTube Channel

The Jesup regularly posts videos from concerts, dances and author events on YouTube. Just go to YouTube and type “Jesup Memorial Library” into the search window. You’ll find all sorts of fun stuff!

See our March art!

Join us at the Jesup in Gladys Franklin O’Neil periodicals room for this month’s art show in honor of Women’s History Month. We have paintings and carvings, quilts and textiles, fine handiwork like mittens and shawls, plus pottery and more – all connected in some way to the theme “Grandmothers.”

Pieces for the show were contributed by:
Elizabeth Allen
Mary Burnard
Daisy D’Amico
Leslie Edwards
Susannah Fisher of Spinning Whimsical
Beverly Haskell
Michele LaBianca
Elizabeth Liscomb
Karen McFarland
Benita McMullen
Svetlana McMullen
Tammy Packie
Patricia Paine
Linda Rowell-Kelley
Kathy Woodside
The family of Ruth Hyllstam
The family of Ruth Ann (Dam) Jenks
The family of Ruth Pedersen Johnson
The family of Lettie Long

Jesup launches new website with enhanced features

Welcome to the Jesup’s new website.  We have a lot of new features for you:

•    An updated, searchable calendar
•    A search function for the entire website
•    Photo galleries
•    A way to donate online
•    Updated and more complete information
•    Quick links to let you renew and request books
•    The ability to share posts and calendar listings directly to Facebook
•    A way to sign up for e-mail notifications and e-blasts from the Jesup
•    This news blog on the home page, that is dedicated to sharing all the latest news about the Jesup. Check back often.

Please, look around and let us know what you think.

Sherman’s now selling Oscar Night tickets

It’s less than two weeks to Oscar Night at Reel Pizza benefiting the Jesup — do you have your tickets yet? They’re on sale at the Jesup, and at Sherman’s — $15 per person or $25 per couple. On Sunday, March 2, walk the red carpet beginning at 6 p.m. and enjoy the festivities before the Oscars broadcast begins.  We’re planning a grand party with fabulous food donated by local restaurants and chefs, a complimentary glass of champagne, entertainment and prizes galore!  The Bar Harbor Whale Watch, Aquaterra Adventures, Secondhand Prose, Mount Desert Islander, Mira Monte Inn and Mama DiMatteo’s are among the local retailers that have donated prizes.  Come join us for a fun night for a good cause.


Our artist of the month for February is Doug McMinimy.
Come see his work on display now through the end of the month in the Gladys Franklin O’Neil Periodicals Room. Doug’s work incorporates a series of self-portraits taken in a moment of catharsis.  As part of his art show, Doug has left a notebook in which he hopes people will record their reactions to his work.

Join us for Story Times

The Jesup offers story times every Wednesday at 10 a.m. for infants and their caregivers, and every Thursday at 10 a.m. for toddlers and their caregivers. There are stories of course, but we sing songs, play games and sometimes even do crafts.  Once a month we offer a special story time on Saturdays too.  Check our online calendar and come join us! The Jesup is the place to be.

Volunteers Needed!

Come spend a few hours at the Jesup! We have the best volunteers, and we’d love for you to be one of them.

What’s your favorite thing to do?  We probably need help with that — cooking, shelving books, answering phones, data entry, clean up, running events, planning, working with people, working with technology and more.

Call us at (207) 288-4245 or e-mail We’d love to hear from you.