Located on beautiful Mount Desert Island, the Somesville Library Association is a small but active library with an up to date collection and events.
Southwest Harbor Public Library inspires and supports the enjoyment of life-long learning, the love of literacy, and the exploration of new ideas, welcoming everyone through its doors.
The Northeast Harbor Library currently serves as both the public library for the Town of Mount Desert and the school library for Mount Desert Elementary School.
The Jesup Memorial Library serves as the public library for the town of Bar Harbor – a community resource and gathering place.
The Great Harbor Maritime Museum, in downtown Northeast Harbor, features changing exhibits. Past exhibits have included steamship transportation on Mt. Desert Island and model boat exhibitions.
Nearly 500 years ago, Wabanakis spotted the first European sailing ships cruising along their seacoast. The Wabanaki or People of the Dawnland had lived in Maine for thousands of years, successfully surviving as migratory hunters, fishers, and gatherers.
A Climate to Thrive seeks to achieve energy independence for Mount Desert Island by 2030.
The Maine Seacoast Mission is committed to working with people’s strengths and honoring the capacity of individuals to choose their own course in life.
Maine Coast Heritage Trust was founded in 1970 to protect the very best of the Maine coast, and they’ve come a long way in the last 50 years, conserving more than 150,000 acres and creating more than 100 public preserves open to all.
At The Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor, they are accelerating disruptive scientific breakthroughs tailored to the needs of individual patients and closing in on the genetic and molecular courses of disease.