If you would like to be involved with how we help the library please join us!
Next Friends meeting is Tues, May 8th 6:30 pm at the Franklin Public Library.
All members are welcome to attend.
Its that time of year… Book’s and More Sale! Spring Book Sale will held April 17th-21st. Helper’s are needed for set up, cashiering, shelf organizing during the sale, and post sale clean up. Contact Debra at the Library.
A BIG THANK YOU TO THE VOLUNTEERS WHO MADE THE
QUILT-A-THON A SUCCESS
Quiltathon held on April 13&14 Our biggest Fundraiser of the Year Thank yous to all who participated and contributed to the Quiltathon! The quilters finished the Charlotte’s Web themed quilt (50×50”) and Patriotic Floral Applique (50×50”) over the weekend. The lucky winners will be announced May 7th. If you’d like to sponsor a quilter and get a chance to win one of the quilts chances are $5 each or 5 for $20, available at the Library circulation desk.
Raffle tickets to win a machine quilted patchwork quilt created by Terrie Grove or a framed, signed & numbered print by local artist Mary Hamilton titled “Threads of Tradition” are also available at the library now- $2/ea or 3/$5. The money raised will be used to improve the security system for the Library.
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- fol.franklinlibrary.org, or messaging us on facebook-www.facebook.com/franklinfriends.
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 www.franklinlibrary.org.
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
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.