Franklin Public Library
421 Twelfth Street
Franklin, PA 16323

Phone: (814) 432-5062
Fax: (814) 432-8998
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

Thank You!

thank youWe rely on a number of annual fundraisers to meet the budgetary needs of the library each year. Two major fundraisers are the Annual Quiltathon and the Semi Annual Used Book Sales. We are so pleased to report that this year, these two fundraisers raised over $4,000!

The 19th Annual Quiltathon raised $2,272! Thank you to the Friends of the Library for coordinating the Quiltathon each year. Thank you so much to every quilter who donated time, quilts, supplies, and items to sell. And, most importantly, thank you for collecting sponsors, and thank you to every sponsor who donated. It’s hard to believe that this fundraiser has been going strong for 19 years, and this year was one of the best years yet! The Quiltathon money was used to purchase new computers.

The Spring Semi Annual Used Book Sale raised $2,000! Thank you to everyone who shopped the sale, to everyone who donated books and other materials, and to all the volunteers who helped set up and staff the sale. We truly could not do the Semi Annual Used Book Sales without you.

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Spring Semi-Annual Used Book Sale Begins This Weekend

The 2014 Spring Semi-Annual Used Book Sale begins on Saturday, May 17 and continues through Saturday, May 31. The sale is open to the public during regular library hours. Please note that the library is closed on Monday, May 26 for Memorial Day.

The Preview Sale for the Friends of the Library is on Friday, May 16 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM. The Preview Sale allows members of the Friends of the Library to shop the sale before it opens to the public. Visit the Friends page for information on how to join the Friends and gain access to the Preview Sale.

Stop by the sale to purchase books and more at very affordable prices. Here are a few prices; a full price list is available at the library.

  • Hardcover books: $1.50 each + tax
  • Large Softcover books: $1.00 each + tax
  • Paperbacks: $0.75 each + tax
  • Videos or DVDs: $0.25 each + tax
  • Children’s Hardcover books: $1.00 each + tax
  • Children’s Paperbacks: $0.50 each + tax
  • Children’s Movies: $0.25 each + tax

We are looking for volunteers to staff the sale in short shifts through the end of May. If you would like to help, please stop by and see Debb B. at the library, or give her a call at (814) 432-5062.

The Semi-Annual Used Book Sales are major fundraisers for the library, and we appreciate everyone who shops and volunteers their time to make each one a success!

120 Years: Share Your Story

franklin public library2014 is the 120th Anniversary Year for the founding of the Franklin Public Library. We’ve served the people of the Franklin area since 1894! The library has had several homes, although its current location on Twelfth Street has been our home since 1921. The building was built in 1849 as a residence, and has undergone a few different renovations throughout the years to help it function better as a public library.

We would love to hear any stories you might have about the library! Share your memories, old and new, of what the library has meant to you. Do you have a fond memory of attending Story Time, finding the perfect book, discovering your family history, getting guidance in writing a resume, or getting a job? We want to hear it! Comment on this post (click on the post title to get to the comment form), stop by the library, or post on our Facebook wall.

Thank you for helping us serve our community for 120 years! Here’s to 120 more.