Franklin Public Library
421 Twelfth Street
Franklin, PA 16323

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

Or, use our Contact Us form.


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

Closed Friday & Saturday

fourth of julyThe library is closed on Friday, July 4 AND Saturday, July 5 in honor of Independence Day.

Regular hours resume on Monday, July 7.

Enjoy your holiday and be safe!

Remember, our digital branch on Overdrive is always open, and you can check out e-books and audio books any time of the day or night!

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Closed for Memorial Day

memorial day

The library (and the Spring Semi Annual Used Book Sale) will be closed on Monday, May 26 in honor of Memorial Day. Regular hours resume on Tuesday, May 27.

Did you know that a national moment of remembrance is observed each Memorial Day at 3:00 PM local time? Click here to watch videos and learn more about Memorial Day at

(image: “Memorial Day Commemoration 2008″ by David Yu on


Seeking Board Members

Update 3/31/2014: All Board openings have been filled. Thank you for your interest and support!

We are seeking individuals to serve on the library’s Board of Directors, with terms beginning in April 2014.

The Library Board is the governing body of the Franklin Library Association. The board sets library policies, approves the budget, and secures funding for library operations. Library Board members also serve as advocates for the library.

The Franklin Public Library’s Board of Directors is made up of 12 members. One member is appointed by the City of Franklin, one member is appointed by the Franklin Area School District, and 10 members are elected by the Franklin Library Association at their annual meeting in April. Anyone can apply to be an elected board member. Elected members serve a 3-year term, and may serve a second consecutive term.

We have four openings with full 3-year terms (April 2014 through April 2017). We also have one opening with a short 2-year term (April 2014 through April 2016), due to a previous board member’s resignation. Board meetings are on the first Tuesday of every month at 4:00 PM in the library. If you are interested in serving on the board, contact Library Director Debbie Oaks for more information.