Everyone is invited to visit the library on Saturday, February 7 from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM for the 4th annual Love Your Library Benefit Open House. Refreshments will be served. The Love Your Library Benefit Open House is a great time to check out all the library has to offer, and meet others in your community.
Unlike in years past, the library will remain open to normal business on that day. But it certainly won’t be a quiet day in the library! In addition to regular business, we will also feature all kinds of fun, family friendly activities, including:
- Valentine’s day crafts for children to make and take
- A performance by the Central Elementary School band at 12:00 PM
- Caricatures by Pastor Jeff Little from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
- Meet Franklin Police Officer Kevin Anundsen and K-9 Officer Mal from 12:00 Noon to 2:00 PM
- Meet Smoky the Bear, from 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
- Children’s Librarian Abby Rosen will read stories at 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM
We hope to see you here! Come see all that your library has to offer.
We are very excited to offer another round of the popular Robotics program for children ages 9 and older. Robotics begins on Monday, January 26, and meets weekly on Mondays from 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM through March 16. Children will work with a partner and learn how to program a real robot! Ms. Laura Jones will again be conducting the program.
Interested applicants should immediately call the library at (814) 432-5062 or stop in during regular business hours. Due to finite resources, only a limited number of children can be selected to participate. If accepted into the program, applicants will be notified by Ms. Jones on Monday, January 19.
Art Club is a bi-weekly club hosted at the library on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month (January 13 & 27) from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM. In each session, participants complete a new art project and occasionally enjoy a visit from a guest artist. Participants are encouraged to bring/donate art supplies, but some supplies will be provided. Art Club is for kids ages 6 to 12. No registration is required.
Teen Anime Club
Miss Kathleen’s new Teen Anime Club is a celebration of the cartoons from the amazing culture of Japan! Beginning in February, and continuing on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM, we will watch an Anime, do roundtable discussions, and learn a Japanese word of the day. The first meeting is February 10.
The Teen Anime Club is only open to ages 13 to 18. Pre-registration is required by January 30. To register, stop by the library or call (814) 432-5062.
The Friends of the Library’s 2nd Annual Bunco Party fundraiser is on Friday, January 16 from 11 AM to 3 PM at the library. Bunco is an easy, fast paced dice game requiring no previous skill. If you can throw dice, you can play Bunco!
The World Bunco Association outlines the rules here, and here is a short YouTube video outlining the game.
The cost is $12 per person, and includes lunch. Seating is limited, so please register by Wednesday, January 14. To register, stop by the library or download and return this registration form (PDF).
Weekly Game Night
Game Night meets weekly at the library every Monday night from 6 PM – 8 PM. Bring your own board games or card games and find a new opponent! This is also a great opportunity to learn Cribbage, or brush up on your skills, for the Friends’ upcoming 4th Annual Hildegarde Dolson Memorial Cribbage Tournament.
Game Night is free and no registration is required. Just stop by on a Monday evening!