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.


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


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.

Closed Through Sunday

Closed SignWe are closed this Thursday, November 26 through Sunday, November 29, to celebrate Thanksgiving.

Regular hours resume Monday, November 30.

Enjoy your holiday!

If you would like to learn more about Thanksgiving, including a few things you probably don’t know already, check out the History Channel’s page on Thanksgiving, which has videos, articles, and more. Did you know that lobster, seal, and swan were on the first Thanksgiving menu?  

Teen News: NaNoWriMo & Halloween Party


Calling all teen writers! We know you’re out there. We want you all to join Miss Kathleen for NaNoWriMo in November! Have you ever heard of NaNoWriMo? It stands for National Novel Writing Month, and the goal is to write an entire novel in 30 days. From the site:

National Novel Writing Month happens every November! It’s a fun, seat-of-your-pants writing event where the challenge is to complete an entire novel in just 30 days. For one month, you get to lock away your inner editor, let your imagination take over, and just create!

That means participants begin writing November 1 and must finish by midnight, November 30. The word-count goal for our adult program is 50,000 words, but the Young Writers Program (YWP) allows 17-and-under participants to set reasonable, yet challenging, individual word-count goals.

In 2014, over 300,000 adults participated through our main site, and nearly 90,000 young writers and educators participated through the YWP.

Click over to the site and sign up by this Saturday October 31 (make sure you have an adult’s permission first), then find Miss Kathleen’s Virtual Classroom, FranklinPublicLibrary_Inklings. You’ll be able to set your own writing goal, follow Miss Kathleen in her own goals, and encourage each other along the way. The site also offers lots of free prep resources, prompts, and interviews from your favorite YA authors.


Teen Halloween Party

spookyThis Thursday, October 29 at 6:00 PM, teens are invited to Neverending Stories at 1252 Liberty Street for a Halloween Party! Winners of the 2015 Teen Spooky Story & Art Contest will also be announced. No registration is required.

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.