Yes, The Twighlight Manor Library is a real place. It is in Old Orchard Beach Maine, and the fictional library was based on the real one. It was founded in 1983.
The last time we cataloged our collection was in February 2001, and at that point our card catalog indexed 12,000 books (fiction and non-fiction).
The collection continues to grow, added to at a rate of 20 books a week (about 1,000 books a year) from 2001, until 2012. In spring of 2012 the library received a grant allowing it to add to it's collection at a rate of 200 to 800 books per month, since that time.
In addition to this main circulating collection there is also a non-circulating comic book collection which is home to the world's second largest Disney Duck collection.
The Twighlight Manor Library is not currently open to the general public. As you know a bomb destroyed much of our property in October 2006 and resulted in $3million in medical bills.
The long term effect of which is the library's entire collection has been put in storage. Only very limited people have access to the collection, until such time as we are able to house them in a building again. Our current plans are to buy an old abandoned hospital (in Southern Maine) and house the collection there. There are many road blocks to that goal, which we are currently in the process of overcoming.
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