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

Fall Semi Annual Used Book Sale

used books neon signIt’s that time of year again … time for Applefest and the  library’s Fall Semi Annual Used Book Sale!

The sale opens to the public on Saturday, September 27 and continues through Sunday, October 5.  You can shop the book sale anytime the library is open: Monday through Friday 10 AM to 8 PM, and Saturdays from 10 AM to 5 PM. We will be open for Book Sale business only on Applefest Sunday, October 5 from Noon to 5 PM.

The special Friends of the Library Preview Sale is on Friday, September 26 from 5 PM to 8 PM.  All Friends members are invited to the Preview Sale in order to purchase items before the sale opens to the public! Anyone can join the Friends. You can join the Friends at the Preview Sale, or print the application from the bottom of the Friends page and mail it with a dues check.

Our Semi Annual Used Book Sales include a large selection of hardcover and paperback books for all ages, as well as movies, audio recordings, puzzles, and games. The Sales are major fundraisers for the library, and 100% of the Sale’s proceeds benefit the library! Please keep us in mind as you declutter your home: donations of gently used items for the Sale are accepted through September 25.

The Clearance Sale, where you can help us clear out the Meeting Room by shopping for only $1 per bag, is from Monday, October 6 through Wednesday, October 8.

While the library’s Meeting Room is busy with the Used Book Sale, teen programs will be on vacation. Please check the Teens page to see when Gamer’s Guild and Thunder resume.

Ladies’ Night

The Friends of the Franklin Public Library are hosting a Ladies’ Night at the library on Friday, September 12 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Ladies can treat themselves at any of the vendors, or get a start on those holiday shopping lists (Christmas is only 107 days away). Relax, shop, and support the Library! 20% of sales will be donated to the library.

Vendors will be selling all your favorite products, including Thirty One Bags, Jamberry Nails, Tastefully Simple, Tupperware, Initial Outfitters. Avon, Natalie’s Smoothies, Send Out Cards, Pink Zebra, Southhill Designs, Paparazzi Perfectly Posh, and Premier Designs. Local author Kathleen Shay will be selling signed copies of h`er book, Destiny’s Call to Arms, for $15.90.

Remember, 20% of all sales will benefit the library! We hope to see you here.

To keep up with all that the Friends do, be sure to Like the Friends of the Franklin Public Library on Facebook.

Wine & Paint Party This Friday at the Library

wine and paintThe Friends of the Library are hosting a Wine & Paint Party this Friday, August 22 from 6:30 – 8:30 PM. The proceeds from the Wine & Paint Party benefit your library.

Our Wine & Paint Party is a relaxing, fun evening at the library. The event is BYOB (appetizers, desserts, and all supplies are provided) . Local artist Gail Tefft will provide step by step instructions to help you create your own painting! And, best of all, no artistic experience is required!

The cost is $25 for Friends members or $30 for nonmembers, and includes painting supplies, appetizers & dessert. There is limited seating and registration is required. To register, click here and download a registration form, and return it to the library as soon as possible.