Everyone 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.
We are very excited to offer another round of the popular Robotics program for children ages 9 and older. Robotics begins on Monday, January 26, and meets weekly on Mondays from 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM through March 16. Children will work with a partner and learn how to program a real robot! Ms. Laura Jones will again be conducting the program.
Interested applicants should immediately call the library at (814) 432-5062 or stop in during regular business hours. Due to finite resources, only a limited number of children can be selected to participate. If accepted into the program, applicants will be notified by Ms. Jones on Monday, January 19.
Art Club is a bi-weekly club hosted at the library on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month (January 13 & 27) from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM. In each session, participants complete a new art project and occasionally enjoy a visit from a guest artist. Participants are encouraged to bring/donate art supplies, but some supplies will be provided. Art Club is for kids ages 6 to 12. No registration is required.
Teen Anime Club
Miss Kathleen’s new Teen Anime Club is a celebration of the cartoons from the amazing culture of Japan! Beginning in February, and continuing on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM, we will watch an Anime, do roundtable discussions, and learn a Japanese word of the day. The first meeting is February 10.
The Teen Anime Club is only open to ages 13 to 18. Pre-registration is required by January 30. To register, stop by the library or call (814) 432-5062.
2013 Winner Bakker Family
Edited 12/17/14: Please check out the winners on our Facebook page (the link should work for anyone; you do not have to be on Facebook in order to view our page).
It’s December again, and that means it’s time for the library’s Annual Gingerbread House Contest! We’ve been hosting this contest for so long that we aren’t sure exactly how many years it has been. Start sketching out your dream gingerbread house and get your entry built: delivery begins next Wednesday, December 10.
The 2014 Annual Gingerbread House Contest display will run from Wednesday, December 10 through Tuesday, December 23. Judging happens on Saturday, December 13 at 10:00 AM. For the full contest rules, and to download a registration form, please check the Gingerbread House Contest page.
The gingerbread houses add a big dose of Christmas spirit to the library. We look forward to seeing this year’s contenders! Be sure to stop by the library and check out all the entries.