Franklin Public Library
421 Twelfth Street
Franklin, PA 16323

Phone: (814) 432-5062
Fax: (814) 432-8998
Email: FranklinPL (at) FranklinLibrary (dot) org

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Monday: 10 AM - 8 PM
Tuesday: 10 AM - 8 PM
Wednesday: 10 AM - 8 PM
Thursday: 10 AM - 8 PM
Friday: 10 AM - 8 PM
Saturday: 10 AM - 5 PM
Sunday: Closed

The Giving Tree

giving tree 2014Would you like to help support your library during this holiday season?  Try picking a tag from our Giving Tree.

Look for the Giving Tree near the library’s front circulation desk. Each tag decorating the tree lists an item we need to keep the library running smoothly throughout the year. Items include printer paper, tape, labels, stamps, and more. Tags are available at every price point.

To support the Giving Tree, stop by the library and select any tag you’d like. Check in with a staff member at the front desk and let them know what tag you’ve chosen. Once you’ve done your shopping, bring your gift and tag back to the library. Revel in the good feeling that comes from helping a worthwhile non-profit!

If you’re interested in further helping the library, please check the Support Your Library page, and consider donating to our Annual Fund Drive, currently underway.

As always, thank you for your continued support all year long


Coming Up: Annual Gingerbread House Contest

2013 Winner Bakker Family

2013 Winner Bakker Family

Edited 12/17/14: Please check out the winners on our Facebook page (the link should work for anyone; you do not have to be on Facebook in order to view our page).

It’s December again, and that means it’s time for the library’s Annual Gingerbread House Contest! We’ve been hosting this contest for so long that we aren’t sure exactly how many years it has been. Start sketching out your dream gingerbread house and get your entry built: delivery begins next Wednesday, December 10.

The 2014 Annual Gingerbread House Contest display will run from Wednesday, December 10 through Tuesday, December 23. Judging happens on Saturday, December 13 at 10:00 AM. For the full contest rules, and to download a registration form, please check the Gingerbread House Contest page.

The gingerbread houses add a big dose of Christmas spirit to the library. We look forward to seeing this year’s contenders! Be sure to stop by the library and check out all the entries.

Closed Thursday for Thanksgiving

The library is closed this Thursday, November 27 for Thanksgiving. Regular library hours resume on Friday, November 28.

Enjoy your holiday! Here are some Thanksgiving links for you to enjoy, and maybe learn something new.