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

4th Annual Love Your Library Benefit Open House

love your libraryEveryone is invited to visit the library on Saturday, February 7 from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM for the 4th annual Love Your Library Benefit Open House. Refreshments will be served. The Love Your Library Benefit Open House is a great time to check out all the library has to offer, and meet others in your community.

Unlike in years past, the library will remain open to normal business on that day. But it certainly won’t be a quiet day in the library! In addition to regular business, we will also feature all kinds of fun, family friendly activities, including:

  • Valentine’s day crafts for children to make and take
  • A performance by the Central Elementary School band at 12:00 PM
  • Caricatures by Pastor Jeff Little from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
  • Meet Franklin Police Officer Kevin Anundsen and K-9 Officer Mal from 12:00 Noon to 2:00 PM
  • Meet Smoky the Bear, from 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
  • Children’s Librarian Abby Rosen will read stories at 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM

We hope to see you here! Come see all that your library has to offer.

Winter Gaming at the Library

dice colorfulBunco Party

The Friends of the Library’s 2nd Annual Bunco Party fundraiser is on Friday, January 16 from 11 AM to 3 PM at the library. Bunco is an easy, fast paced dice game requiring no previous skill. If you can throw dice, you can play Bunco!

The World Bunco Association outlines the rules here, and here is a short YouTube video outlining the game.

The cost is $12 per person, and includes lunch. Seating is limited, so please register by Wednesday, January 14. To register, stop by the library or download and return this registration form (PDF).

Weekly Game Night

Game Night meets weekly at the library every Monday night from 6 PM – 8 PM. Bring your own board games or card games and find a new opponent! This is also a great opportunity to learn Cribbage, or brush up on your skills, for the Friends’ upcoming 4th Annual Hildegarde Dolson Memorial Cribbage Tournament.

Game Night is free and no registration is required. Just stop by on a Monday evening!


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.