We are seeking individuals to serve on the library’s Board of Directors, with terms beginning in April 2014.
The Library Board is the governing body of the Franklin Library Association. The board sets library policies, approves the budget, and secures funding for library operations. Library Board members also serve as advocates for the library.
The Franklin Public Library’s Board of Directors is made up of 12 members. One member is appointed by the City of Franklin, one member is appointed by the Franklin Area School District, and 10 members are elected by the Franklin Library Association at their annual meeting in April. Anyone can apply to be an elected board member. Elected members serve a 3-year term, and may serve a second consecutive term.
We have four openings with full 3-year terms (April 2014 through April 2017). We also have one opening with a short 2-year term (April 2014 through April 2016), due to a previous board member’s resignation. Board meetings are on the first Tuesday of every month at 4:00 PM in the library. If you are interested in serving on the board, contact Library Director Debbie Oaks for more information.
Everyone is invited to visit the library on Saturday, February 8 from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM for the 3rd annual Love Your Library Benefit Open House. A $1.00 donation is appreciated, and entitles you to a chance to win the Love Your Library gift basket, sponsored by the Franklin Public Library Board. The library is closed to normal business on that day, and instead will feature all kinds of fun, family friendly activities, including:
- Local student art projects based on a favorite book
- Music by Sandycreek Elementary Choir at 12:00 Noon
- Music by Central Elementary Instrumental students at 1:00 PM
- Meet K-9 police dog Mal and Officer Anundson from 12:00 Noon to 2:00 PM
- Caricatures by Jeff Little
- Story times with Miss Abby
- Craft making stations featuring snowman and valentines
- Door prizes
- Cookies and punch
The Love Your Library Benefit Open House is a great time to meet others in the community and check out all the library has to offer. It’s also a nice way to show you support the library, as well as the students who will perform. We hope to see you here!
Purchase some delicious Pastries by Andrea to enjoy this holiday season, and support your library at the same time!
The Friends of the Library are hosting a fundraiser selling delicious goodies from Pastries by Andrea. Orders are due by Wednesday, December 4, and pastries can be picked up at the library on Friday, December 13. The pastries freeze well and can be frozen for up to two months.
You can choose from Andrea’s delicious Baklava, Lady Locks, and Kolachi. Baklava (pictured, far left) is a delicate phyllo, honey, and walnut pastry. Lady Locks (pictured, center) are tender filled cream horns. Kolachi (pictured, right) are long filled rolls, and you can choose apricot or nut filling.
Kolachi are $12, Baklava are $10 for 12 or $15 for 18, and Lady Locks are $12 for 18 – 20.
Click here to download an order form: Pastries by Andrea Holiday Sale Flyer 2013. Or, pick up an order form any time you’re in the library. Payment is due with your order. Please make checks payable to the Friends of Franklin Public Library. You can place your order one of three ways:
- Return your completed form and payment to the library.
- Mail your completed form and check to Friends of Franklin Public Library, 421 12th Street, Franklin, PA 16323 (but don’t delay! Remember, orders are due by Wednesday, December 4).
- Call 814-657-8899.
Thank you for ordering pastries to support the library. You will not be disappointed; they are delicious!
The Friends of the Franklin Public Library will present their 8th Annual Holiday Bazaar, an afternoon of one-stop shopping in conjunction with Franklin’s Light Up Night festivities. The Holiday Bazaar is on Saturday, November 23 from 2 PM to 6 PM.
Award winning children’s book author and illustrator John Manders will present his unique version of story time from 2 PM to 3 PM. He will be reading The Year Without a Santa Claus and painting one of the book’s characters, right before our eyes!
The Friends will offer cookies and cocoa. The Friends will also take orders for their Pastries by Andrea fundraiser, for delivery on Friday, December 13. Be sure to stock up on delicious Baklava, Kolachi, and Lady Locks for all your holiday celebrations! Other vendors participating in the bazaar will be selling aromatherapy, 31 products, jewelry, country décor, and more.
Stop by the library on Light Up Night for the 8th Annual Holiday Bazaar and find some great holiday treats!