Friends of the Library
If you would like to be involved with how we help the library please join us.
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Next meeting is Tuesday, June 5, 6:30 pm.

All members are welcome to attend!

Congratulations to the lucky winners of the Quilt-a-Thon Quilts: Gladys Ruminski and Steve Shaw.

In the Sister Raffle-The machine quilted patchwork quilt created by Terrie Grove was awarded to Tom Stallone and Wendy Norris won the print by local artist Mary Hamilton titled “Threads of Tradition”.

The money raised will be used to improve the security system for the Library. (PS: Any other contributions for the security system will be greatly appreciated!)

The Friends are sponsoring a subscription to “Book Page” for the Library, copies are available in the periodicals area.

The Friends are contributing a basket of summer fun to the Blues and BBQ, June 16&17, stop in and buy some tickets, maybe you’ll win!

 The Summer 50/50 has begun- purchase tickets at the circulation desk.

Upcoming Events:

The Franklin Public Library Advisory Board will have a booth at the Blues & BBQ event this June. The Friends will be contributing a basket of Children’s outdoor toys, please buy some tickets!

The Fall Raffle is a Gift Card Tree, donations of gift cards are appreciated- contact Krista, Yvonne or Debra.

Helpers needed for each event-contact us by leaving a message at the circulation desk, emailing us-, or messaging us on


Adult Volunteers are needed at the Library for various activities also. They are required to get clearances because children may be involved. The fees for these are waived for non-profit entities such as the Library. In addition to activities helpers  the Library needs regular volunteers to shelve books, assist with youngster programs or work on other projects  for a few hours each week, there is a form available at the Circulation Desk to get this started. Questions? Call 432-5062 or visit


Who are the Friends?

The Friends of the Library is a nonprofit volunteer organization dedicated to supporting the Franklin Public Library. We are community members who work to promote and enhance the library and what it has to offer.

The Friends help by volunteering at the library, helping to organize and staff the semi annual book sales, and host events to raise funds for services and resources. Recent fundraisers have included the annual Quiltathon, Cocktails and Canvas painting classes, and the 50/50 raffles. We have donated to many programs and resources around the library, including the children’s Robotics program and towards the replacement of the library’s heating system.

As a member of the Friends, you are invited to a special, Friends only Preview Sale the night before our semi annual Books and More Sales open to the public, and discounts to some Friends’ events. Membership is also a great way to share your ideas with the library. Friends also support the library with help at various fundraisers and events. Please consider joining today!

How to Join the Friends of the Library

To join the Friends of the Franklin Public Library, stop by the library, or mail a completed application and a check made out to “Friends of the Franklin Public Library” to:

Friends of the Franklin Public Library

ATTN: Membership

421 12th Street,

Franklin, PA 16323

Individual membership is only $7.00 per year, family membership is $10.00 per year, and business membership is $20.00 per year.

Download FOL Membership Application