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

Closed Thursday for Thanksgiving

The library is closed this Thursday, November 27 for Thanksgiving. Regular library hours resume on Friday, November 28.

Enjoy your holiday! Here are some Thanksgiving links for you to enjoy, and maybe learn something new.

Light Up Night Festivities

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Franklin’s Light Up Night is this Saturday, November 22. Light Up Night is a fun time to brave the cold with the rest of your community in order to kick off the holiday season on a festive note. The parade and fireworks begin at 6:00 PM, but you can enjoy some holiday fun during the day at the library!

  • From 12:00 Noon to 2:00 PM, children of all ages are invited to join Miss Abby for Light Up Night Stories & Craft. Participants will listen to holiday stories and complete a craft. No registration is required.
  • At 3:00 PM, enjoy a unique performance from ventriloquist Ken Berry! All ages are welcome.
  • Throughout the day, the Friends of the Library will be selling cocoa and cookies in the library. Proceeds benefit the library, so warm up and enjoy a sweet treat to support your library!

Start your Light Up Night early at the library, and stay warm out there.

(image from Franklin, PA Events & Marketing page on Facebook)

Cocktails & Canvas: Autumn Palettes

cocktails and canvas fall (640x496)EDIT: The Cocktails & Canvas party has been rescheduled for November 6, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM. Registrations are due by November 5. Don’t miss out on this fun, BYOB event! 

The Friends of the Library are hosting another popular painting and cocktails party with local artist Gail Tefft! The Cocktails & Canvas: Autumn Palettes Party is on Friday, October 24 Thursday, November 6 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM. The cost is $25 for Friends members or $30 for nonmembers, and includes all painting supplies, appetizers & dessert. A portion of the proceeds will benefit your library.

Our Cocktails & Canvas Parties are relaxing, fun evenings where you can enjoy time with friends, and learn something new. The event is BYOB. Local artist Gail Tefft will provide step by step instructions to help you create one of these beautiful paintings of your own to take home. And, believe it or not, no artistic experience is required!

There is limited seating and registration is required by Wednesday, November 5. Please stop by the library and register soon! You can see photos from our last painting and cocktails party on the Friends’ Facebook page.