Franklin Public Library
421 Twelfth Street
Franklin, PA 16323

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

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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

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.

Holiday Closings

The holidays are fast approaching. We have a number of holiday closings to announce.

We are closed on Tuesday, December 24 and Wednesday, December 25 in honor of Christmas.  Regular hours resume on Thursday, December 26.

Thunder: Teen Dinner & Gaming will not meet on Thursday, December 26.

We are also closed on Tuesday, December 31 and Wednesday, January 1 in honor of the New Year. Regular hours resume on Thursday, January 2, 2014.

Thunder: Teen Dinner & Gaming will not meet on Thursday, January 2, 2014.

Enjoy your holidays!

happy holidays

8th Annual Holiday Bazaar: Vendors Needed

Are you a home based business or artist with a product or service to sell? Would you like an affordable display space for Franklin’s Light Up Night festivities? Look no further, the library has you covered! The Friends of the Library are looking for vendors for the 8th Annual Holiday Bazaar, coming up in November.

The Holiday Bazaar is an afternoon of one-stop shopping in conjunction with Franklin’s Light Up Night festivities. Vendors of all sorts, selling gifts or goodies to order or purchase, set up display tables at the library from 2 PM to 6 PM on Saturday, November 23. The Bazaar is is open to the public.

If you are interested in being a vendor at the Bazaar, please call the library at (814) 432-5062 and leave a message for for Debra Houser, the Holiday Bazaar Chair. Thank you to the Friends of the Library for continuing the Light Up Night Bazaar for another year!