DAILY SPONSORS

Sponsor a Day at the library to commemorate birthdays, anniversaries, remember loved ones, and more. Learn all about it here.

See a list of sponsors here.

SUPPORT

Give a gift that helps the entire community.


Donate to the Annual Fund Drive!

Consider joining the Friends of the Franklin Public Library. Visit the Friends page to learn more.

There are also lots of other ways you can support your library.

E-BOOKS & AUDIOBOOKS

Click to visit our digital branch on Overdrive.
In order to use Overdrive, you will need to stop by your library and get your new county card, good for use at all three county libraries, and required for Overdrive.
Check out e-books and audiobooks to read on your e-reader, tablet, computer, or smart phone.


Mission & History

Every citizen has a fundamental human right to have access to information, opinions, and ideas, and to the full range of society’s literary and artistic creations.  The Franklin Public Library is committed to providing a friendly atmosphere for the education and pleasure of citizens of all ages in a setting that allows enjoyable utilization of these materials.

The Franklin Public Library was founded in 1894 and has had several homes, although its current location on Twelfth Street has been its home since 1921.

The original structure was built in 1849 as a residence and required extensive renovations in 1921 to make it suitable for library use.  A children’s room was added in 1964 and another wing was added for the adult collection in 1978.  Both of these additions greatly expanded the public use areas of the library.