Books, Poetry, and Big Ideas

can bring people together.

Many of the programs we create or support are built around texts—stories long and short, poems, essays and illustrated books, our Featured Reads, you name it. Whatever their form, they are all people’s efforts at expressing something important about their experience of the world around them.


Harriet P. Henry Center or the Book

Established in 1997, the Harriet P. Henry Center for the Book is a state affiliate of the Library of Congress Center for the Book program.

Maine State Library

The Maine State Library and MHC collaborate on programs and initiatives to provide richer opportunities for Maine communities by combining resources and skills.

Book Bank

Our Book Bank shares books, at no charge, with the people and organizations of Maine!

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