Our History

In 1971 a group of interested citizens, including Edythe L. Dyer, founded the Hampden Regional Library. The public library was located in the high school library where it remained with the hope that a building of its own would someday be available.

That hope became a reality in 1983 when Mrs. Edythe Dyer moved to Mount Desert Island and gave her two year old Hampden home to the residents of Hampden to be used as a public library. Storytime children made cards for Mrs. Dyer at most holidays and she had just received her 1995 Valentine’s Day card shortly before she died from injuries sustained in a car accident on February 22nd.

The Library is actually named not for Mrs. Dyer, but for her granddaughter Edythe L. Dyer.  Both Edythes have been great supporters of libraries regardless of where they live.

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Upcoming Events
  • October 17, 2017, 10:30 AM
    Preschool Story Time

    Preschoolers know a thing or two about reading; they know that books are read front to back and . . .

  • October 18, 2017, 6:30 PM
    Knitting Group
  • October 19, 2017, 9:30 AM
    Toddler Time

    Two year olds love to talk and move around. This is an interactive story time featuring short stories, . . .

  • October 20, 2017, 9:30 AM
    Toddler Time

    Two year olds love to talk and move around. This is an interactive story time featuring short stories, . . .