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 October 9, 6:30 pm.

All members are welcome to attend!

The winner of the Summer Quest Reading  50/50 is Joan Beith!!

Congratulations Joan and thank you to everyone who purchased tickets!

Every little bit helps the library and all of us!


We are sponsoring a day at the library in honor of Penny Minnick

October 4th has been chosen to celebrate her wonderful contributions to our community and our library! Thank You Penny!!

Penny managed the Bunco games each winter,

to continue the games we need a volunteer to take over her duties.

Tentative date for this winter are Jan 10 & Feb 14, 2019. 

Please contact Debra @ the library to get more info.


 Upcoming Events:

-Volunteers are needed to–

**cashier (special training is required) during the sale (Sat 9/22 thru Oct 6) and

**take down/clean up (Mon, Oct 8).

Contact Debra @ the library to sign up.

Fall 2018 Raffle – American Girl Doll –GABRIELLA-

 Tickets are available at the Library Circulation Desk

Sept 17 to Nov 17, $5/ticket,

Winner drawing is Nov 17, 4 pm,

attendance not necessary (though there will be cookies).

The doll was donated to us by American Girl so the proceeds

will benefit a program for children 6-12 at the library.

Cookie Walk during Light Up Night -Nov 17 Noon-4 pm,

 Krista will be contacting volunteer bakers next month.

If you want to be a baker let Debra know & she’ll pass along your info.

 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.

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