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, April 9th, 6:30 pm.

All members are welcome to attend!

Mark Your Calendars:

Spring Raffle: Running from Valentine’s Day to Easter. Tickets are $1 each. You may purchase your tickets at the front desk at the library. The winner will win: 3 Lottery Tickets, 5 $1 Silver Certificates, and a $2 bill! Each participant must be 18 or older to purchase a ticket.

National Library Week- April 7-13: Enter to win tickets to Erie’s Comedy Club. Take a selfie at the Franklin Public Library, Upload it, and Tag the Franklin Public Library Page.

24th Annual Quilt-A-Thon- April 12-13, 10-5pm: Interactive demonstrations of quilting and a consignment booth of quilt related items. Quilters and sponsors are needed! More information is available at the Circulation Desk. Sponsors will be entered into a drawing to win one of the quilts on display!

Spring Book Sale plans have have changed, we are back to the county sale over three weekends in late April-early May but the dates are not set yet. We will let you know…

Recent Fundraisers:

Soup Sale! Thank you to everyone who purchased and helped with the sale! We hope you enjoyed the goodies!

Week of Giving! The Friends of the Library made a $2,500 donation during the 3rd Annual Week of Giving!

You are invited

to get involved with the Friends,

we need fresh board members and fundraising participation…

And for you to renew your membership…. 

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

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.

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