Edited 6/1/13: The Spring Semi-Annual Used Book Sale is over. We’ll be back with another sale this Fall. Thank you very much for your support!
Edited 5/30/13: The Book Sale is winding down with half price books Thursday 5/30, and $1-a-Bag on Friday 5/31 and Saturday 6/1. Stop in to pick up some super inexpensive books and support your library!
The Spring Semi-Annual Used Book Sale is open! You can shop the sale during regular library hours: Monday through Friday from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM, and Saturday from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
We need volunteers to staff the sale during library hours through the end of May. If you would like to help set up or staff the sale, please call the library at 432-5062. We appreciate all the help we can get!
(Image from Don Shall via Flickr)
Edited: The Pastry Sale ended 5/6/2013. Thank you all!
Purchase some pastries to support the library! The Friends of the Library are hosting a spring fundraiser selling delicious goodies from Pastries by Andrea. They are great for Mother’s Day, graduation parties, and showers.
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. All can be frozen for up to two months.
Orders are due by Monday, May 6. Orders can be picked up at the library on Friday, May 10 between 11:00 AM and 8:00 PM.
Kolachi are $12, Baklava are $10 for 12 or $15 for 18, and Lady Locks are $12 for 18 – 20.
Download an order form or stop by the library to pick up an order form. 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 Monday, May 6).
- Call 814-657-8899.
Thank you for ordering pastries to support the library! You will not be disappointed.
The 18th Annual Quiltathon is coming up on Friday, April 12 and Saturday, April 13. Quilters will be in the library from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM on both days, quilting. Stop by one or both days to quilt, or stop by to watch the quilters in action.
The quilters will be working on an I Spy quilt top, made and donated by Sherry Bastecki of The Flying Needles, as well as an Amish-style table runner and matching place mats, made and donated by Krista Cloonan.
The Quiltathon is an annual fundraiser sponsored by the Friends of the Library. The money raised this year will be used towards the Children’s Room roof repair. You can support the Quiltathon in a few ways.
- Collect sponsors and do not quilt.
- Volunteer your time to quilt and collect sponsors.
- Stop by and watch the quilters in action to offer your moral support! There will also be small handmade items for sale.
Anyone who collects three or more sponsors will be entered for a chance to win one of three prizes: a $50 gas card, the completed I Spy quilt, or the completed table runner and placemats.
Anyone who would like to quilt is welcome to join in. Experience is nice, but it is not necessary. If you can hold a needle, you can quilt! Quilters can pick up sponsor sheets at the library, as well as at Neverending Stories in downtown Franklin. Quilting is a great way to relax and enjoy the fellowship with old and new friends, and the Quiltathon is a great way to support your library.