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Franklin, PA 16323

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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

Thank You!

thank youWe rely on a number of annual fundraisers to meet the budgetary needs of the library each year. Two major fundraisers are the Annual Quiltathon and the Semi Annual Used Book Sales. We are so pleased to report that this year, these two fundraisers raised over $4,000!

The 19th Annual Quiltathon raised $2,272! Thank you to the Friends of the Library for coordinating the Quiltathon each year. Thank you so much to every quilter who donated time, quilts, supplies, and items to sell. And, most importantly, thank you for collecting sponsors, and thank you to every sponsor who donated. It’s hard to believe that this fundraiser has been going strong for 19 years, and this year was one of the best years yet! The Quiltathon money was used to purchase new computers.

The Spring Semi Annual Used Book Sale raised $2,000! Thank you to everyone who shopped the sale, to everyone who donated books and other materials, and to all the volunteers who helped set up and staff the sale. We truly could not do the Semi Annual Used Book Sales without you.

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Spring Semi-Annual Used Book Sale Begins This Weekend

The 2014 Spring Semi-Annual Used Book Sale begins on Saturday, May 17 and continues through Saturday, May 31. The sale is open to the public during regular library hours. Please note that the library is closed on Monday, May 26 for Memorial Day.

The Preview Sale for the Friends of the Library is on Friday, May 16 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM. The Preview Sale allows members of the Friends of the Library to shop the sale before it opens to the public. Visit the Friends page for information on how to join the Friends and gain access to the Preview Sale.

Stop by the sale to purchase books and more at very affordable prices. Here are a few prices; a full price list is available at the library.

  • Hardcover books: $1.50 each + tax
  • Large Softcover books: $1.00 each + tax
  • Paperbacks: $0.75 each + tax
  • Videos or DVDs: $0.25 each + tax
  • Children’s Hardcover books: $1.00 each + tax
  • Children’s Paperbacks: $0.50 each + tax
  • Children’s Movies: $0.25 each + tax

We are looking for volunteers to staff the sale in short shifts through the end of May. If you would like to help, please stop by and see Debb B. at the library, or give her a call at (814) 432-5062.

The Semi-Annual Used Book Sales are major fundraisers for the library, and we appreciate everyone who shops and volunteers their time to make each one a success!

19th Annual Quiltathon

17th quiltathonEDIT: Thank you to everyone who made the 19th Annual Quiltathon a success. Our amazing quilters raised over $2,000 for the library! The money will be used to purchase new computers for public internet access. 

The winners of the quilts were Agnes Bastecki and Amy Brown.

The 19th Annual Quiltathon is Friday, April 11 and Saturday, April 12 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Volunteer quilters will be stitching two different quilts in an interactive demonstration here at the library. Quilts and other handmade items will also be on display and available for purchase. You can participate by quilting, sponsoring a quilter, purchasing an item for sale, or just stopping by to watch.

Quilters who participated last year will receive sponsor sheets in the mail. New quilters can pick up sponsor sheets at the library. You can also click here to download and print a sponsor sheet.

To sponsor a quilter, you can pledge any amount. Your donation enters you to win one of two quilts: a teddy bear quilt by Sherry Bastecki, or an oriental fans wall hanging by Clarice Koby.

Quilting is a great way to relax and enjoy the fellowship with old and new friends, and the Quiltathon is a great way to support your library! The Quiltathon is a long-standing annual fundraiser sponsored by the Friends of the Library. All proceeds from the Quiltathon will go towards purchasing new computers for public internet access at the library.

(image: A participant works on a quilt at our 17th Annual Quiltathon)