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

The Giving Tree

giving tree 2014Would you like to help support your library during this holiday season?  Try picking a tag from our Giving Tree.

Look for the Giving Tree near the library’s front circulation desk. Each tag decorating the tree lists an item we need to keep the library running smoothly throughout the year. Items include printer paper, tape, labels, stamps, and more. Tags are available at every price point.

To support the Giving Tree, stop by the library and select any tag you’d like. Check in with a staff member at the front desk and let them know what tag you’ve chosen. Once you’ve done your shopping, bring your gift and tag back to the library. Revel in the good feeling that comes from helping a worthwhile non-profit!

If you’re interested in further helping the library, please check the Support Your Library page, and consider donating to our Annual Fund Drive, currently underway.

As always, thank you for your continued support all year long


Support Your Library in the Annual Fund Drive

Remember the first time you ever used the library?

Maybe you were a young child, hand in hand with Mom or Dad, visiting the magical place with so many books and stories to discover.

Perhaps you came to know the library as you needed to find information for school reports or books to read for book reports.

Some of you may have rediscovered the library when you had children who attended the multitude of programs offered at the library, from story times to summer reading programs, after school programs, and robotics classes.

Libraries offer us all a remarkable wealth of resources.

Beyond free access to the books, periodicals, and the movies we enjoy, people like you are turning to the library for free Internet and e-books, personal finance tools, information for job searches and small business opportunities, and, of course, the priceless knowledge and experience of librarians. A 2012 poll conducted for the American Library Association found that 94% of respondents agreed that public libraries play an important role in giving everyone a chance to succeed because they provide free access to materials and resources.

Libraries help level the playing field for job seekers.

Libraries are offering support to people to get back on their feet. With more businesses — including a majority of America’s leading retailers — requiring applicants to apply online, job seeking resources are among the most critical and most in demand among the technology resources available in U.S. public libraries. Business people, college students, residents, and visitors to the area can use the library’s internet terminals and free wifi to stay connected. In 2013, we had nearly 14,000 logins to our internet terminals, and 1,000 logins to our wifi.

Libraries set children, teens, and families up for success.

Studies show that preschool story times and summer reading programs significantly affect children’s reading achievements. Children can discover books, grow, and learn through story times, summer reading programs, and other activities at the library. Children who read over the summer are better prepared for school in the fall. In 2013, we held 116 children’s programs, with a total attendance of 1,397 children. 

Teens can meet with friends, develop new skills, and find what they need for school at the library. In 2013, we hosted 36 teen programs at the library, with a total attendance of 230 teens.

Parents can find information on child rearing, building strong and healthy families, and fun, free activities for their children. We offer nearly 54,000 resources in print, audio, and video formats, as well as e-books. Older folks can find large print books, health information, and the opportunity to meet new people in our book discussion groups. Each month, the library visits senior centers and nursing homes to deliver books, movies, and audio resources. Researchers from near and far can find genealogy sources to search for ancestors and reconnect with family members. The library’s Pennsylvania Room is staffed four days a week, and offers unique information both in print and online.

Please be our partner in serving our community.

Your donation to the Franklin Public Library’s Annual Appeal will help the library continue to offer these much needed services, resources, and programs. Send a tax deductible donation today! You can also donate now using a credit card by clicking the safe and secure Donate Now button on the right of this page. Every single gift is appreciated, regardless of the amount. There are also a number of ways you can support your library all year long.

As always, thank you for your attention and continued support!

Fall Semi Annual Used Book Sale

used books neon signIt’s that time of year again … time for Applefest and the  library’s Fall Semi Annual Used Book Sale!

The sale opens to the public on Saturday, September 27 and continues through Sunday, October 5.  You can shop the book sale anytime the library is open: Monday through Friday 10 AM to 8 PM, and Saturdays from 10 AM to 5 PM. We will be open for Book Sale business only on Applefest Sunday, October 5 from Noon to 5 PM.

The special Friends of the Library Preview Sale is on Friday, September 26 from 5 PM to 8 PM.  All Friends members are invited to the Preview Sale in order to purchase items before the sale opens to the public! Anyone can join the Friends. You can join the Friends at the Preview Sale, or print the application from the bottom of the Friends page and mail it with a dues check.

Our Semi Annual Used Book Sales include a large selection of hardcover and paperback books for all ages, as well as movies, audio recordings, puzzles, and games. The Sales are major fundraisers for the library, and 100% of the Sale’s proceeds benefit the library! Please keep us in mind as you declutter your home: donations of gently used items for the Sale are accepted through September 25.

The Clearance Sale, where you can help us clear out the Meeting Room by shopping for only $1 per bag, is from Monday, October 6 through Wednesday, October 8.

While the library’s Meeting Room is busy with the Used Book Sale, teen programs will be on vacation. Please check the Teens page to see when Gamer’s Guild and Thunder resume.