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

SUPPORT

Give a gift that helps the entire community.


Donate to the Annual Fund Drive!

Mark Your Calendars for the Upcoming Love Your Library Benefit Open House

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.

CONTACT US


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.

HOURS

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

Coloring Book Sale

crayonsBuy a few coloring books and support your library! We are hosting a Coloring Book Sale, just in time for the holiday season of gift giving. The coloring books are only $5 each, so stock up and share with all the children in your life.

There are 26 coloring book options. Each spiral bound book has at least 24 pages, including both activity pages and coloring pages, and a heavy board backing. Click here to view the full color flyer: Coloring Book Sale.

You can order your coloring books by stopping at the library, or contacting a Friend, Board member, or other community member with an order form. Money is due at the time of your order, and all orders are due to the library by November 30. The coloring books will be delivered by December 15.

Titles include:

  • My Alphabet Book
  • African American Leaders
  • Beary Beary Book of Bears
  • Butterflies, Birds & Bugs
  • Child Safety
  • Dinosaurs
  • Dogs & Cats
  • Easter
  • Fairy Tales & Nursery Rhymes
  • Food and Fun on the Farm
  • Celebrate America
  • Halloween
  • Little Book of Horses
  • Outer Space
  • Pirate Treasure Bandits
  • Princesses
  • Racing
  • Radio City Christmas Spectacular
  • Story of Christmas
  • Thanksgiving
  • Trains
  • Twas the Night before Christmas
  • Underwater Adventure
  • Valentines Day
  • Our Winter Wonderland
  • Zoo Animals

Thank you for supporting your library!

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The Books & More Sale is Here

dory book saleYou are hopefully familiar with our Semi Annual Used Book Sales, held annually in the Spring and Fall. We’ve been holding these Sales for many years, and your support of the Sales drastically helps our annual operating budget. 100% of the Sale’s proceeds benefit your library!

The Fall Books & More Sale is now open to the public, and offers a huge selection of gently used hardcover and paperback books for all ages, as well as puzzles, games, music, movies, and audio books.

  • The Books & More Sale is open during regular business hours: (Monday through Friday from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM, and Saturday, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM).
  • The Sale concludes on Applefest Sunday, October 4, and will be open that day from 12:00 Noon to 5:00 PM.
  • The $1 per bag clearance sale will continue for a few days after the conclusion of the Sale.

Thank you for your continued support! This is an important fundraiser for our annual budget, and a great place for you to purchase affordable media. We hope you find something you love at the Books & More Sale, September 26 through October 4, 2015.

Next Weekend: Books & More Sale

picture of a neon sign reading "used books"Don’t forget, next weekend, Saturday, September 26 our semi annual Books & More Sale begins! The Sale is open during regular business hours (Monday through Friday from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM, and Saturday, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM), and concludes on Applefest Sunday, October 4. We will be open that Sunday from 12:00 Noon to 5:00 PM.

While shopping the Sale is always fun, there are lots of ways you can help out too! Please call the library at (814) 432-5062 if you are able to volunteer.

  • Donations of items in good condition will be accepted through Friday, September 25. We cannot accept sets of encyclopedias, old magazines, catalogs, condensed books, or items that are broken, incomplete, or in poor condition, as these items do not sell.
  • As you can imagine, we have a lot of books and more to sort and organize! We are looking for volunteers to assist with Sale setup on Wednesday, September 23 through Friday, September 25.
  • We also need volunteers to staff the sale during regular library hours in two-hour shifts, throughout the duration of the Sale.

Thanks you so much for your continued support! Shopping the Sale and volunteering to help out are both great ways to support your Library. The Books & More Sale is a major fundraiser for us each year!

This Week: Cocktails & Canvas

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This Thursday, September 17, the Friends of the Library are hosting another popular painting and cocktails party with local artist Gail Tefft, from 6:30 PM to about 9:00 PM. The cost is $25 for Friends members or $30 for nonmembers. Cost includes all painting supplies and light refreshments. A portion of the proceeds benefits your library. (Feel free to join the Friends for the class discount, and to shop next week’s Books & More Preview Sale!)

Cocktails & Canvas nights are relaxing, fun events where you can enjoy time with friends and learn something new. The event is BYOB (alcoholic or not). Local artist Gail Tefft provides step by step instructions to help you create your own painting to take home. Isn’t this month’s dandelion design beautiful? And, best of all, no artistic experience is required, we promise!

There is limited seating and registration is required. Please call the library at (814) 432-5062 ASAP to register, or stop by. Let’s be creative together!

Coming Up: Books & More Sale

picture of a neon sign reading "used books"You may be familiar with our Semi Annual Used Book Sales, held annually in the Spring and again in the Fall. We’ve been holding these Sales for many years, and your support of the Sales drastically helps our annual operating budget. 100% of the Sale’s proceeds benefits your library!

This year, we’ve decided to shorten the Sale’s name to the Books and More Sale. It’s the same Used Book Sale that you’ve come to know and love, and will continue to be held once in the Spring and again in the Fall (coinciding with Franklin’s Applefest). The new name more accurately represents everything we offer: a huge selection of gently used hardcover and paperback books for all ages, as well as puzzles, games, music, movies, and audio books!

2015 Fall Books & More Sale

This season’s Books & More Sale begins Saturday, September 26 and is open during regular business hours: (Monday through Friday from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM, and Saturday, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM). The Sale concludes on Applefest Sunday, October 4, and will be open that day from 12:00 Noon to 5:00 PM. The $1 per bag clearance sale will continue for a few days after the conclusion of the Sale.  

Donations and Volunteers

Donations of items in good condition will be accepted through Friday, September 25. We cannot accept sets of encyclopedias, old magazines, catalogs, condensed books, or items that are broken, incomplete, or in poor condition, as these items do not sell.

As you can imagine, we have a lot of books and more to sort and organize! We are looking for volunteers to assist with Sale setup on Wednesday, September 23 through Friday, September 25. We also need volunteers to staff the sale during regular library hours in two-hour shifts, throughout the duration of the Sale. Please call the library at (814) 432-5062 if you are able to volunteer for set up or staffing the Sale.

Exclusive Friends of the Library Preview Sale

The exclusive Preview Sale for the Friends of the Library is Friday, September 25 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 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 our website’s Friends page and mail or drop it off with a dues check.


Thank you for your continued support! This is an important fundraiser for our annual budget, and a great place for you to purchase affordable media. We hope you find something you love at the Books & More Sale, September 26 through October 4, 2015.

(Image from Don Shall via Flickr)