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

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.


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Friends of the Library

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June 2016

Friends of the LibraryThe Friends typically meet monthly. The next meeting is Wednesday, June 15 at 6:30 PM, in the Junior Room of the library. 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.

Cocktails and Canvas

cocktails and canvas juneTime for another Cocktails and Canvas led by local artist Gail Tefft. On Thursday, June 9 at 6:30 PM, we’ll be painting a peacock on the inside of a book cover. The registration fee is $30.00, or $25.00 if you are a member of the Friends of the Library.

Cost includes all painting supplies and light refreshments. You may bring your own beverage of choice. The proceeds benefit library programs.

Cocktails & Canvas nights are relaxing, fun evenings where you can enjoy time with friends and learn something new. The event is BYOB (alcoholic or not). And, best of all, no artistic experience is required! There is limited seating and registration is required.

Help Us Light the Way

This year the library replaced the old fluorescent lights with new, energy efficient LED lights. The total cost of the project was $8,100.00. The Friends of the Library Quiltathon helped by giving $2,500.00. Thank you!


Nora Rowan won the Quiltathon’s Crayon Quilt, and the Flying Needles Quilting Group won the Tea Cup Quilt. Again, thank you all for supporting this amazing, profitable fundraiser year after year.

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)