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, February 11th, 6:30 pm.

Annual Membership renewal letters were sent out last month, don’t forget to renew! Our annual election is in April, please consider stepping up to continue our mission.

The current board is ready for a break, new energy is needed, where would you like to see out group in the next few years?  Some topics of discussion include combining our group with Oil City Friends and/or the FPL advisory board, do you have input?  Please come to a monthly meeting or contact a member who will be coming.

Upcoming Fundraiser’s:

Bunco games- Will be held on Thursday, February 13. Sign up for this easy dice game and lunch at the Circulation Desk or call 814-432-5062.  Registration fee is $15, cash or checks made payable to Friends of the Library.

March Soup Sale- begins March 2nd.  Three options are available for purchase: Chili, Corned Beef ‘n Cabbage Soup, or Stuffed Pepper Soup $7/ qt. Fresh-baked bread is available for an additional $3/ loaf. Prepaid orders will be accepted until March 12. Pick-up day will be Saturday, March 14, 2020. 

25th Annual Quiltathon will be held April 17 & 18. More information to follow soon.

Spring Bingo Fund-raiser is in the planning stages! Helpers are needed with preparations NOW.  Please leave us a message via email or at the library if you’d like to get involved…we need help getting the prizes, ticket sellers, and help with advertising and follow up.

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


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