The Sorrento Library
The Sorrento Public Library was built over 122 years ago, in 1893. It is an architecturally distinguished colonial revival building that has virtually always been at the heart of our community life. In 1995 it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places and around that time it was officially separated from the Sorrento Village Improvement Association (SVIA) to become a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization now known as the Sorrento Public Library Corporation (SPLC).
The Library is generally open on weekdays from June until mid to late September, although we do not have regular hours. Books can be borrowed from the first-floor Library collection, using the honor system.
Programs for Children, Potluck Dinners, community, and other special events are often held at the Library and generally are listed on the SVIA Summer Community Calendar or Library Bulletin Board.
If you are interested in renting the Library for a special occasion, please contact the Library office for more information at (207)422-3930 or send an email to Sorrento.Public.Library@gmail.com.
We are in the process of gradually restoring individual parts of the Library. Whether you are helping to replace a shingle or paint a pillar, your tax-deductible contributions are critical to the overall health of the Library. No donation is too small.
BEWARE of Internet Scams
Currently, the Library can only accept donations in the form of a check made out to the Sorrento Public Library Corporation. We do not have a way to collect donations online. Please beware of any online offers to solicit funds for the Library (as well as other non-profits). Sadly, we discovered that there are many unofficial sites claiming to collect money on behalf of our Library and other non-profits, but ultimately they do not pass collected donations along to us.
It Takes a Village
A special thank you to our Caretaker, Tim Guyette, our Administrator, Laurel Bartolomeo, our Maintenance Team lead by Diane Kovacs and to Dean Bowers of Hancock Homes, and to fellow Library Advisory Board members, Sid Bogardus and Rich Mayzel. Thanks also to Bobby Worrell and Ned Lee who will be helping the Library with fundraising efforts and to community members for your ongoing support. You are all very much appreciated!
Sorrento Public Library Corporation
P.O. Box 54
Sorrento, Maine 04677
(207)422-3930 Library Office
Lisa Ballard, Trustee