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

January 30, 2017 - Sponsored by Courtney Cox in memory of Joanne Cox

See a list of sponsors 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.


Click to visit our digital branch on Overdrive.
In order to use Overdrive, you will need to stop by your library and get your new county card, good for use at all three county libraries, and required for Overdrive.
Check out e-books and audiobooks to read on your e-reader, tablet, computer, or smart phone.

For the rest of our catalog and resources, including our databases, please click here.

Friends of the Library

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March 2017

Friends of the LibraryThe Friends typically meet monthly. The next meeting is Wednesday, March 15 at 6:30 PM. New faces are always welcome. We have more ideas than energy and can always use helping hands and hearts!

Email the Friends at FOL.Franklin {at} gmail {dot} com, or check us out on Facebook.

Scrabble Tournament

Join the Friends of the Library for a Scrabble Tournament Scrabble at the library on Saturday, March 18, from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

The cost is $15 per person, and includes lunch and prizes. Click to download a registration form (Scrabble Entry Form PDF), or stop by the library for a copy, and drop it off at the library by Thursday, March 16.


Bunco Parties

Support your library and have some fun at the The Friends of the Library’s Bunco parties! Bunco is an easy, fast paced dice game requiring no previous skill. Can you roll dice? Then you can play Bunco! You can learn to play in a few minutes.

Join us for a lively game and lunch on Thursday, January 12 from 11:00 to 3:00 PM. The cost is $15 per person and will benefit the library. Lunch is included. Seating is limited, and registration is required by Monday, January 9, so we know how much food is needed.

The next Bunco Party is Thursday, February 16, and registration is required by Monday, February 13.

Adult Coloring for Relaxation

Come to the library on Saturday, January 28 from 1:00 to 3:00 to color, relax, and enjoy a cup of tea. Light refreshments, materials, and relaxing music will be provided.

This stress-relieving program is for adults only. This is a free program but registration is requested by Friday, January 27.

To register, call the library, stop by, or fill out this form and click “Submit”:

Who are the Friends of the Library?

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.

Friends Membership Application (PDF)