Online Newspapers & Magazines

Town Newsletters

Mt Vernon Newsletter(s) – The newsletter is emailed and made available online monthly on the Town’s website. A paper copy of the monthly newsletter is also available to read at the library.  You can also sign up at the library to get your name on the digital mailing list.

Vienna Record – The Record is posted on the town website

Maine Papers Online

The Sun Journal – Central and Western Maine News.  Provides national, regional, and local news. Includes special reports, coupons, obituaries, classifieds, and a photo gallery.         Sun Journal

bulldogThe Daily Bulldog is the only countywide news source in Franklin County that is locally owned. It is published by Daily Bulldog LLC, a corporation formed by Bobbie and Woody Hanstein, residents of Farmington since 1985. Free access to all. Find it here: The Daily Bulldog

The Portland Press Herald  Features news from the Press Herald and Maine Sunday Telegram. Serves southern Maine from Portland Cape Elizabeth, Gorham, Falmouth and more. requires a subscription, and we don’t have access.  However patrons can establish their own account with MARVEL through the Maine State Library. On their databases is Maine Newsstand, and also Wall St Journnal and Proquest Newspapers.  Go to the Maine State Library website, and click on MARVEL.

The Boston Globe – 5 articles free each month.  The Boston Globe charges for digital access so they can continue to invest in the quality journalism. New from around the world.

The New York Times – In depth U.S. and Internationals news stories. “All the news that’s fit to print”.

Magazine Archive

American Heritage Magazine – the oldest, most widely known and respected popular U.S. history magazine, provides high quality writing on the American experience for its half million readers. Archive 1954 – 2012 available free online.

LIFE Magazine – Every issue of Life Magazine until the end of 1972 is available on Google Books for free.  This site offer the ability to search one or all issues at one time.

LIFE Magazine is the treasured photographic magazine that chronicled the 20th Century. It now lives on at, the largest, most amazing collection of professional photography on the internet. Users can browse, search and view photos of today’s people and events. They have free access to share, print and post images for personal use.