The Jesup Memorial Library nourishes minds, enhances lives, and builds community. We are a private non-profit that functions as the public library for the town of Bar Harbor.
The Jesup’s Acadia Centennial plans include collaborating with the Acadia-area libraries for the One Park – One Read program and the “A Passion for Acadia” women’s history month art exhibit. The Jesup is also co-hosting the launch of Ron Epp’s Creating Acadia National Park: The Biography of George Bucknam Dorr with Friends of Acadia on Thursday, April 7. Additional plans include the launch of Art of Acadia, the stunning new book by David and Carl Little, on Thurs., June 30. The book looks at Acadia through the eyes of the many artists who captured the island on their canvases. On Thurs., Sept. 8, the Jesup is hosting a special program to celebrate the centennial of the Pulitzer Prize. Joseph Pulitzer, a long-time summer resident of Mount Desert Island, is believed to have come up with the idea for the prize at his Chatwold estate in Bar Harbor. We are also working with community partners to host other events throughout the year.