Week of Giving Begins!

Franklin Public Library is pleased to announce participation in the 2nd. Annual Week of Giving event hosted by Bridge Builders Community Foundation. The Week of Giving event kicks off on Monday, March 19 through Friday, March 23. This is a wonderful time to donate to the library as Bridge Builders Community Foundation has a match pool, making your dollars go  even further for the library.

We have a goal of raising $5,000 and need all our friends and supporters to donate to our organization during that week. Funds raised will be used to help offset repairs needed to the historical building that has housed the Franklin Public Library for the last 97 years. To maintain a comfortable and safe atmosphere, areas of the building need some extra TLC, beyond the regular daily maintenance.

Donations can be given online at:


between 8:00 am, March 19, and 11:59 pm, March 23.

We appreciate all the support our patrons are able to provide!

Consider making a donation today!

We appreciate any amount you are able to contribute

and will ensure that the money will be used to help further our mission.



Local Databases

Accessible with your County Card!


Borrow eBooks and audiobooks – anywhere, anytime.  All you need is a library card!  OverDrive provides access to the most digital content available anywhere.  Check out items from our collection or search the entire OverDrive collection for titles to recommend.


Choose from our selection of  “top 55” magazines using Zinio! Use your library card to gain unlimited access to complete issues of all our popular magazines.

Use your library card to access all of the great resources offered through tutor.com.  Access study guides, worksheets and practice tests anytime!  On-demand tutoring & job search assistance is available 3 pm-10 pm daily.  Go back to school, study for GED, apply for a new job, become a US citizen!


Need to make repairs on your car or find information on routine maintenance? Browse the Chilton Library to find answers to all of your car repair and maintenance needs!  The username is pl2612; use your library card # for the password.  If you need help, try clicking here to access tutorials that will guide you on how to use this great resource!


Mango Languages creates lovable language-learning experiences for libraries, schools, corporations, government agencies, and individuals.  Learning with Mango is organized, practical, and totally painless. And the most important part? It actually works.


AtoZdatabases is the Premier Job Search, Reference & Mailing List Database including 30 million business & executive profiles & 220 million residents. Ideal for sales leads mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, finding friends and relatives, and much more!


Newspaper Archive is a great resource for historical and genealogical information.  A compilation of newspapers from around the world include access to articles dating back to as early as the 1600’s up to modern times.  Local historic newspapers include “The Blizzard”, “The Derrick” and “Oil City Register”.


Explore the selection of resources on POWER Library provided by the Office of Commonwealth Libraries via LSTA Funds.