Effective Monday, June 7, 2021

FCL is happy to announce that starting the week of June 7th, the library will be open for browsing Monday through Thursday, with Fridays reserved for curbside pickup. The Library will be rolling back many of our COVID safety measures including limits on the number of people in the building and the length of each visit. The teen area will be available for browsing only at this time. Stay tuned for when our homework tables, collaborative spaces and gaming computers open up.

Please keep in mind our plans may change at any time if circumstances require it. We will continue to follow the directions of the Town Office, CDC, and the governor.

Our hours are:

Browsing hours (building is open to the public)

  • Monday 10am-5pm
  • Tuesday 10am-7pm
  • Wednesday 10am-7pm
  • Thursday 10am-5p

Curbside pickup hours (building is closed to the public)

  • Friday 10am-5pm

Closed on Saturday & Sunday

When you visit us:

Masks/face coverings are recommended for all who are not vaccinated for COVID-19 whether you’re picking up for curbside or coming into the building. We have hand sanitizer available throughout the library including when you first enter the building. We continue to encourage you to stay home if you feel unwell.

No late fees will be collected until further notice.

Please keep in mind our plans may change at any time if circumstances require it. We will continue to follow the directions of the Town Office, CDC, and the governor.

Thank you for your support and welcome back!

Curbside pickup instructions:

Please note that Curbside Pickup is not for placing hold requests. You should have received notification that your items are ready for curbside pickup prior to coming to the library.

  • Reserve items by calling 207-865-3307 or online. If the item you want to borrow is not available at FCL, you can request it from another library.
  • Please expect at least 1-2 days or longer before holds are available for pickup. Due to the nature of our library system, the next available copy within Minerva is selected and you may not receive FCL’s copy.
  • We will notify you when your items are ready – by email if we have it on file, or by phone if we do not.
  • Call us at 207-865-3307 when you arrive at the library.
  • We will place your items in a bag with your last name on it and will put it on a table in the pickup area in front of the main door.
  • When you collect your items, please practice social distancing while in the pickup area!

Accessing FCL services from home:

We will continue to provide online events and pickup crafts for people of all ages, and we’re working hard to increase our digital offerings in cloudLibrary and other services. We’ve recently added access to Kanopy, FCL’s new on-demand video streaming service that features independent, international, classic, and documentary films.

Let us know if you need assistance navigating curbside pickup – we’re here to help! If you prefer to use curbside but have previously discovered new books by browsing the shelves, we can help there, too. We’ve created a resource to help find your next great read. We also have a What to Read Next form you can fill out if you want staff to make some book, audiobook, and/or DVD selections for you.