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Franklin, PA 16323

Phone: (814) 432-5062
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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

Winter Gaming at the Library

dice colorfulBunco Party

The Friends of the Library’s 2nd Annual Bunco Party fundraiser is on Friday, January 16 from 11 AM to 3 PM at the library. Bunco is an easy, fast paced dice game requiring no previous skill. If you can throw dice, you can play Bunco!

The World Bunco Association outlines the rules here, and here is a short YouTube video outlining the game.

The cost is $12 per person, and includes lunch. Seating is limited, so please register by Wednesday, January 14. To register, stop by the library or download and return this registration form (PDF).

Weekly Game Night

Game Night meets weekly at the library every Monday night from 6 PM – 8 PM. Bring your own board games or card games and find a new opponent! This is also a great opportunity to learn Cribbage, or brush up on your skills, for the Friends’ upcoming 4th Annual Hildegarde Dolson Memorial Cribbage Tournament.

Game Night is free and no registration is required. Just stop by on a Monday evening!

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Pokemon Tournament This Week!

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Miss Kathleen is hosting a Pokemon Trading Card Game Tournament this week, on Wednesday, August 20  from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM. No registration is required.

The tournament is free, and for ages 8 to 16. All participants must bring their own regulation deck of 60 Pokemon Cards (Miss Kathleen will have her decks on hand in case you need a few cards). Prizes will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place players. 

Come out and battle with your friends for prizes!

3rd Annual Hildegarde Dolson Memorial Cribbage Tournament

cribbageThe Friends of the Library host the 3rd Annual Hildegard Dolson Memorial Cribbage Tournament on Saturday, March 15. Registration is required and is limited to 24 players. The cost is $10.00 per player and includes lunch. Proceeds support library programs.

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

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

  • Players, please bring your own boards.
  • Players meet at 10:45 AM for an organizational meeting.
  • Tournament play begins at 11:00 AM.
  • 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 last three remaining players.

If you are curious about Hildegarde Dolson, the tournament’s namesake, you might want to check out local author Peter Greene’s blog. He wrote a series of posts about Ms. Dolson in 2009, and the first post in the series is a good place to start. Also, 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)