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 email@example.com 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: https://www.librarycat.org/lib/franklinlibrary
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.
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.
We want to remind you that the Library is open, with safety precautions, on both Wednesdays (noon – 3:00) and Saturdays (10:00 – 1:00). We can arrange curbside and other deliveries for you; just contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, tickets are now on sale for our Lobster Raffle, drawing on Sept. 2nd.
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 email@example.com Checks payable to FRANKLIN LIBRARY.
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.
Reminder: Franklin Library will be open for curbside delivery on Wednesdays from 12:00 to 3:00. You can request books or dvds by following 3 easy steps:
- Find items in our catalog: librarycat.org/lib/franklinlibrary
- E-mail the titles to us: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Pick up your items on Wed. from 12-3 or arrange another pick-up/delivery time.
On Wednesday June 17th, from 12 – 3, the Library will offer curbside delivery of books and cds. You can send us requests by e-mailing us at email@example.com For now service will be limited to once a week. Please see instructions below.
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 https://library.digitalmaine.org/ 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 Ancestry.com; 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): https://libraries.maine.edu/mainedatabases/authmaine.asp?db=ancestry
A colleague at the Topsham Public Library has compiled a list of free access websites: https://topshamlibrary.org/stay-at-home-mega-list/
Or simply chill out and watch the waves come in at Pemaquid: http://www.seagullshop.com/surfcam.php
Stay home, stay safe, be well. Cathy FitzGerald, Library Director
Because there appears to be a great deal of uncertainty as to how long the coronavirus lives on surfaces (books, plastic, tables, etc.) we have decided to close the entire Library building, including the front porch, so that we can protect our patrons and staff. We regret that we will not be able to fulfill book and other material requests. However, we are still providing 24 hr. free WiFi (network = library, no PW needed) which can be accessed from the Library parking lot or deck / picnic table. We will reevaluate the situation on April 1st. Please check this website (franklinmainelibrary.org) and our Facebook page (facebook.com/FranklinLibrary). We look forward to a time when we can resume normal services. Please be careful and remain well.
Cathy FitzGerald, Library Director