Hello Franklin County!

Now that the time has changed and the weather is cooling and it’s time to make sure your library card is up to date. Be prepared for those dark and cool nights with something great to read. If you are a local resident or a visitor that has never been to one of the Franklin County Libraries, we invite you to stop in and see us. All residents with proof of residency can receive a free library card. If you are not a local resident, the library offers a non-resident fee card for $10, renewable annually. You can’t buy a new book for this nominal fee. The library offers free public computer access, copying 10 cents per page black and white), fax service ($1 per page), and free scanning.

To serve the community better, the Carrabelle branch is now open Mondays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Only a few more days for students, ages 8-18 to register for the Music as a Second Language 2018 session. Registration ends Nov. 20. There is no charge to the student. Contact the library for more information. Registration is required and is available at both locations.

The county libraries will be closed Friday, Nov. 10 in observance of Veterans Day.

A diabetes workshop will be held at Eastpoint on Monday, Nov. 13 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. As part of the gardening programs, Growing Greens during the Brown Season of the Year is the topic at Eastpoint on Tuesday, Nov. 14 at 1:30 pm. And then on Tuesday, Nov. 21 at 1:30 pm at the Carrabelle branch, the topic will be Container Gardening: Growing Inside While It’s Cold Outside. These are the final gardening programs for 2017. All gardening programs are facilitated by Les Harrison with the Wakulla extension office. The Basics of Better Living, Gifts in a Jar event will be at the Eastpoint branch on Friday, Nov. 17 at 1:30 p.m. These monthly classes are facilitated by Samantha Kennedy of the UF/IFAS Extension Office.

All programs are free; no registration is required. These are just some of the available programs offered at your local library. Don’t forget the monthly book chats and book socials available at both locations.

Many online resources are available through the library. Visit fcpl.wildernesscoast.org for calendar of events and available online resources. If you have any questions about the library or online resources, call, or stop by and visit us in person. Contact the Eastpoint branch, Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 670-8151; and the Carrabelle branch, Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 697-2366.

See you soon!