Franklin Library Giant Christmas Stocking Raffle

Unfortunately we will not be able to hold our annual Christmas party this year. However, as we did last year we will offer a giant (over 4 ft. tall) handmade Christmas stocking for raffle. Below is a partial list of gifts included. Tickets are $3.00 each – you can purchase them by dropping by the Library on Wed. (12-3) or Sat. (10-1), or by sending a check to Franklin Library, P.O. Box 202, Franklin ME 04634. Please attach a note to your check indicating how many tickets you want to buy. Drawing will be held on Wed. Dec. 16th.

Saturday, Oct. 3rd: Library will be closed for building maintenance work

The Franklin Library will be closed on Saturday Oct. 3rd because of scheduled building maintenance work.  We will reopen for regular hours on Wednesday Oct. 7 (12 – 3).  If you can’t wait until Wednesday for great reading and dvd watching, send us an e-mail at with the items you want; we can arrange for you to pick them up beginning on Sunday Oct. 4th.  Remember, we always offer the “curbside” option (or should we call it “porchside”, because that is where we leave them) – just send us an e-mail.  Don’t know what to read or watch next?  Take a look at our online catalog:

Thurs. Sept. 3rd: Thanks for a successful Lobster Raffle fundraiser

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The Lobster Raffle drawing was held on Wed. 9/2 and the five winners have been notified – congratulations!   Many thanks to everyone who participated in this very successful fundraiser.  We also wish to thank Ron Doane of RDR Lobster for donating the lobsters for this raffle and for our Lobster Fests the last two years.  Finally, thanks to Library Board member Ed Jaworski for his work on all these events.

Reminder: Lobster Raffle Drawing on Wed. Sept. 2nd

Your chance to win six live lobsters!  Tickets are $5.00 each or pay only $20.00 for 5 tickets.  You can purchase tickets at the Library on Wednesday (noon-3:00) or Saturday (10:00 – 1:00).  You can also purchase with a check made out to “Franklin Library” and sent to: P.O. Box 202, Franklin ME.  But hurry!  Lobster Raffle drawing will take place on Wed. Sept. 2nd.  Five winning names will be drawn.


Franklin Library Lobster Raffle


Our major fundraiser this season will be a “Live Lobster Raffle.”  5 winning tickets will be drawn on Wednesday September 2nd.  Each of the 5 tickets is for 6 lobsters.  Tickets are $5 each or 5 tickets for $20.  Tickets may be purchased by mail: Franklin Library P.O. Box 202, Franklin, ME 04634 or send your request to Checks payable to FRANKLIN LIBRARY.

Wednesday July 22nd: Library Reopening

Beginning Wed. July 22nd the Library building will be open to the public twice a week (Wed. noon – 3:00, Sat. 10 – 1) with full services.  Because of our very small space – and to ensure a safe, clean environment for both our community and our staff – face coverings, social distancing and other precautions will be in place.  We are eager to see everyone again!  Come by and check out all the new materials at the Library.July2020LibReopen

April 3rd: Library Remains Closed, Free Access to Resources

Franklin Library

In compliance with Gov. Mills’ stay-at-home order and in an effort to help stop any possible spread of the Coronavirus, the Franklin Library will remain closed until further notice.  However, we continue to offer free WiFi, which is accessible from our parking lot and Library grounds (Network=library, no password needed).

In the meantime, here are a few suggestions to keep your mind on better things:

Sign up for free access to a variety of resources on Digital Maine Library Use your location (rather than Library ID) as the first level of verification.  This site includes National Geographic Kids, Maine Memory Network and many others.

Research your family history on; Digital Maine is offering free home computer access to this site during the coronavirus emergency.  Select it from the “all databases” screen or cut-and-paste the direct link below into your browser (if you get bounced out to a password screen, just start over at Digital Maine or use the direct link):

A colleague at the Topsham Public Library has compiled a list of free access websites:

Or simply chill out and watch the waves come in at Pemaquid:

Stay home, stay safe, be well.   Cathy FitzGerald, Library Director