Today’s Sponsor

Your name could be here!

Sponsor a Day at the library to commemorate birthdays, anniversaries, remember loved ones, and more. Learn all about it here.


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.


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

Sponsor a Day At the Library

sponsor a dayAre you stumped for a gift idea, or looking for a unique way to support your community? Consider our new Sponsor a Day At the Library opportunity. For a $100 donation, you can choose to sponsor any day that the library is open. Commemorate a special date, like a birthday or anniversary, honor a loved one, or sponsor a random Tuesday because you love your library.

On your day, we will make sure the world knows you’ve supported your library, and why! We’ll posts signs in the library for at least a week, include your information on this website (right in the top left corner), on our Facebook page, and in our monthly newsletter. We will also sent a notice to the honoree or family, if you’d like.

Please consider our new Sponsor a Day at the Library opportunity. As always, thank you for supporting your library. Our community is very important to us!

Thin It to Win It Fundraiser

Lose weight, receive accountability, and help raise money for the library (and maybe yourself!). Thin It To Win It is a 6-week weight loss challenge, with weekly weigh-ins and monetary accountability.

  • The first weigh-in is on Saturday, January 9, at the library anytime from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM.
  • The cost to participate is $25.00 per person and $2.00 at each weekly weigh-in. 
  • Weekly weigh-ins continue every Saturday at the library until February 20. Stop in anytime from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM to weigh-in.
  • Participants whose weight increases from one week must pay an additional $1.00, which can help you stay motivated.
  • The participant who loses the most weight at the end of the 6-week challenge, based on percentage of weight lost, wins half of the total amount collected.
  • The library receives the other half of the amount collected.

Here’s to good health and a good cause! Let’s motivate each other, and try to win some money for ourselves and our library.

Thank you in advance for participating!


Coloring Book Sale

crayonsBuy a few coloring books and support your library! We are hosting a Coloring Book Sale, just in time for the holiday season of gift giving. The coloring books are only $5 each, so stock up and share with all the children in your life.

There are 26 coloring book options. Each spiral bound book has at least 24 pages, including both activity pages and coloring pages, and a heavy board backing. Click here to view the full color flyer: Coloring Book Sale.

You can order your coloring books by stopping at the library, or contacting a Friend, Board member, or other community member with an order form. Money is due at the time of your order, and all orders are due to the library by November 30. The coloring books will be delivered by December 15.

Titles include:

  • My Alphabet Book
  • African American Leaders
  • Beary Beary Book of Bears
  • Butterflies, Birds & Bugs
  • Child Safety
  • Dinosaurs
  • Dogs & Cats
  • Easter
  • Fairy Tales & Nursery Rhymes
  • Food and Fun on the Farm
  • Celebrate America
  • Halloween
  • Little Book of Horses
  • Outer Space
  • Pirate Treasure Bandits
  • Princesses
  • Racing
  • Radio City Christmas Spectacular
  • Story of Christmas
  • Thanksgiving
  • Trains
  • Twas the Night before Christmas
  • Underwater Adventure
  • Valentines Day
  • Our Winter Wonderland
  • Zoo Animals

Thank you for supporting your library!

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Overdrive Not Working

Our popular digital branch, Overdrive, is not functioning currently as we work to implement our our new computer system that integrates all three county libraries into one system.

We hope to have Overdrive back and running as soon as possible, and will let you know as soon as that happens. We know how many of you use and love it!

We apologize and thank you for your patience. As always, thank you for supporting your libraries.

Annual Fund Drive Campaign

free but pricelessOur Annual Fund Drive Campaign is in full swing. The Annual Fund Drive is a key part of the library’s funding. We are an independent nonprofit organization funded by a variety of sources, including municipal allocations (money from the budget of the municipalities that we serve), state aid (money set aside for public libraries in the Pennsylvania state budget), local sponsors, and from you, our patrons.

This year, the library’s need is even greater due to the cost of replacing the boiler system. As you may recall, last winter two of the three boilers that heat the library broke down during the coldest part of the season. The third boiler has been replaced and is ready for the upcoming winter. The total cost to replace all three boilers is $27,000, and the library still needs $11,000 to complete this critical renovation.

Please consider supporting the library’s Annual Fund Drive Campaign this year!

Send a tax deductible donation today. You can mail a check to the library at 421 12th Street, Franklin, PA 16323, or stop by and drop it off. You can also donate now using a credit card by clicking the safe and secure Donate Now button on this page. Every single gift is appreciated, regardless of the amount. As always, thank you for your attention and continued support!

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P.S. There are also a number of small but helpful ways to support your library all year long. Learn more here.