DAILY SPONSORS


May 7, 2016, was sponsored
In Memory of Garnet Wood
by the Board of Directors of the Franklin Public Library
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May 6, 2016, was sponsored
In Memory of Joanne Cox
by Courtney Cox.
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May 2, 2016, was sponsored
In Honor of All Mothers
by Merralee Obenrader - Edward Jones


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

See a list of sponsors here.

SUPPORT

Give a gift that helps the entire community.


Donate to the Annual Fund Drive!

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.

E-BOOKS & AUDIOBOOKS

Click to visit our digital branch on Overdrive.
In order to use Overdrive, you will need to stop by your library and get your new county card, good for use at all three county libraries, and required for Overdrive.
Check out e-books and audiobooks to read on your e-reader, tablet, computer, or smart phone.


21st Annual Quiltathon

Our 21st Annual Quiltathon is this Friday, April 15 and Saturday, April 16, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM each day. This long standing annual fundraiser is brought to you by the Friends of the Library, and the dedication of many long-time volunteers.

Stop by the library to watch an interactive quilting demonstration, practice quilting, and browse a collection of beautiful quilts and handmade accessories for sale. Purchase tickets at the front desk for a chance to win one of the quilts. The winner is drawn on May 9, and need not be present.

Winner! Thin It to Win It Fundraiser

woman weighing inThin It To Win It was a 6-week weight loss challenge, with weekly weigh-ins and monetary accountability, held at the library from January 9 through February 20. It was a fun way to motivate our community to lose weight, receive accountability, and help raise money for the library. The participant who lost the most weight at the end of the 6-week challenge, based on percentage of weight lost, won half of the total amount collected.

The winner of the 2016 Thin It To Win It challenge was Denise Brosius, who lost 9% of her body weight. Congratulations Denise! The other participants lost from 1% to 4% of their total body weight. We are so proud of everyone who participated! Thank you for supporting your library, and keep up the good work!

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Annual Hildegarde Dolson Memorial Cribbage Tournament

cribbageThe Friends of the Library host the Annual Hildegarde Dolson Memorial Cribbage Tournament on Saturday, March 19. Registration is required. The cost is $15.00 per player and includes lunch. Proceeds support library programs.

You can pre-register for the tournament by filling out a form and returning it to the library with your registration fee (Cribbage Entry Form – PDF), or you can register on the morning of the tournament, beginning at 10:00 AM.

  • Players meet at 10:45 AM for an organizational meeting.
  • Tournament play begins at 11:00 AM, with a closing ceremony around 4:30 PM.
  • Players will be assigned opponents by a random draw, and games will be one-on-one according to Hoyle’s Rules, excepting the rule of muggings.
  • Opponents will play a best of 3-game series, with the winner advancing to the next round.
  • Trophies will be awarded to the finalists.

Cribbage is a card game that “operates on the principle of matching combinations of cards: pairs, three or more of a kind, flushes, runs (sequences), and groups of cards that add up to 15. Players score points for matching both during and after play (after play, points are totaled for combinations in hand). The first person to score 121 points is the winner” (quoted from Hoyle). 

Our weekly Monday night Game Night is a great place to learn or practice cribbage (please bring your own board).

Did you know that there is a portrait of Ms. Dolson in the library? Ask about it at the front desk.

(photo credit: Jonathan_W (@whatie) via photopin cc)

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.