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 Friends meeting is Tues, Feb 13th, 6:30pm.

Membership renewal letters have been sent out, please send in your annual dues at the earliest convenience.

Upcoming Events:

The next BUNKO tournament will be held Thursday, February, playing 11:00-3:00, lunch & prizes included. $15/player, sign up at the circulation desk today! This fun & fast paced dice game is easy to learn and there’s lots of friendly banter too.


MAGIC:The Gathering Tournament will be held Saturday, March 24th… keep checking in for more details!


QUILTATHON will be held Fri & Sat, April 14-15 at the Franklin Public Library. “Charlotte’s Web” themed quilting & items for purchase. Sponsors get a chance to win the quilts @ $5/ticket. Keep checking back for more details!


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


Venango County Book Sale- is looking for permanent and temporary volunteers for the sale coming this spring.




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