LOVELL — Artisans will converge on Lovell this weekend to help support the Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library.

The 35th Annual Arts and Artisans Fair will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the New Suncook Elementary School on Route 5. The event is free and open to the public, and off-street parking is available.

“It’s the major fundraiser for the Charlotte Hobbs Library,” said Ann Williams, who is doing publicity for the fair. “It’s one of the best-known and most well-respected fairs of its type in Western Maine.”

About 60 juried artists will attend the show, and a percentage of their proceeds will benefit the library. Some participants, including wood-turners and a stained-glass artist, will be demonstrating their work on site.

Local contractors and Crowell Construction Co. built an addition to the original 1908 library building, and the project was financed by a 10-year campaign to collect donations. More than 500 donors contributed to the project, and the addition was officially dedicated Sunday. It includes an expanded children’s space, a new circulation desk and entrance, and a community meeting room on the lower level.

Ten artists have donated crafts to a raffle, with the drawing scheduled for 2 p.m. at the fair. Tickets are available at the library or at the fair for $1 each or six for $5.

The library will also hold its book sale during the fair. Refreshments will be available for purchase.

The library serves Lovell, Sweden, Stow and Stoneham as well as Chatham, N.H.

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