We are currently accepting donations of books, puzzles, and games in good condition for the an upcoming Books and More Sale. The next Books and More Sale is on June 3 and 4 at the Christ United Methodist Church, 1135 Buffalo Street. Parking is available off Chestnut Street behind the church.
This is a two-day only event, so come early for best selection. The sale is open from 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM on Friday, June 3, and 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM on Saturday, June 4.
A wide selection will be available for sale, but if you snooze, you lose!
Our 21st Annual Quiltathon is this Friday, April 15 and Saturday, April 16, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM each day. This long standing annual fundraiser is brought to you by the Friends of the Library, and the dedication of many long-time volunteers.
Stop by the library to watch an interactive quilting demonstration, practice quilting, and browse a collection of beautiful quilts and handmade accessories for sale. Purchase tickets at the front desk for a chance to win one of the quilts. The winner is drawn on May 9, and need not be present.
Are you a teen who likes to write stories? Come to The Inklings: Teen Creative Writing Workshop on Saturday, April 9, from 12:00 Noon to 2:00 PM. This workshop includes individual and peer-on-peer editing, writing prompts, editing tips, and practical advice on getting your story ready to publish.
Bring your laptops, flash drives, any supplies you wish to use, and/or a hard copy of your story. If you haven’t started writing yet, you can start at the workshop. The workshop is is sponsored by Neverending Stories, and lead by Teen Librarian Miss Kathleen Shay, who in 2014 self-published her first novel, Destiny’s Call to Arms.
Participants must pre-register at the Franklin Public Library by this Saturday, April 2. The event is limited to 20 people, and registration will remain open until filled.
We are closed for the Easter holiday weekend, this Friday, March 25 through Sunday, March 27. Normal hours resume on Monday, March 28.
Thin It To Win It was a 6-week weight loss challenge, with weekly weigh-ins and monetary accountability, held at the library from January 9 through February 20. It was a fun way to motivate our community to lose weight, receive accountability, and help raise money for the library. The participant who lost the most weight at the end of the 6-week challenge, based on percentage of weight lost, won half of the total amount collected.
The winner of the 2016 Thin It To Win It challenge was Denise Brosius, who lost 9% of her body weight. Congratulations Denise! The other participants lost from 1% to 4% of their total body weight. We are so proud of everyone who participated! Thank you for supporting your library, and keep up the good work!