Happy National Library Week!
Libraries today are more than homes for books. Often the heart of their communities, libraries are deeply committed to the places where their patrons live, work and study. We provide a trusted place where everyone in the community can gather to reconnect, enrich and shape their community, and address local issues.
Libraries open their doors to all kinds of people: students, parents, seniors, job seekers, entrepreneurs, readers, gamers, movie buffs. Librarians work closely with their local communities to understand their needs. Whether it’s through offering e-books, early literacy support, or regular teen groups, libraries respond to the needs of those they serve.
Franklin Public Library
At the Franklin Public Library, we serve residents in the Franklin Area School District and Valley Grove School District by providing free library cards. We also offer non-resident cards for an annual fee of $35, or three months for $10. Your Franklin Public Library card lets you borrow books, movies, and DVDs; use internet computers and wifi; request books and other resources through Interlibrary Loan; and use Overdrive and the other resources listed on our Books & Other Resources page.
All of our programs and events are free and open to any area resident; library cards are not required, but they are encouraged! To see what events are planned in honor of National Library Week, please check out our calendar, and be sure to like us on Facebook.
We are also celebrating the 120th anniversary of the founding of the Franklin Public Library this week! We’ve served the people of the Franklin area since 1894. We would love to hear any stories you might have about the library! Share memories, let us know if we have made a difference in your life, or maybe tell us what the library means to you. You can stop by the library or post on our Facebook wall. Thank you for helping us serve our community for 120 years!