Today’s Sponsor

May 2, 2016
This Day at the Franklin Public Library
is sponsored In honor of
All Mothers
By Merralee Obenrader – Edward Jones

Sponsor a Day at the library to commemorate birthdays, anniversaries, remember loved ones, and more. Learn all about it here.

See a list of sponsors here.


Give a gift that helps the entire community.

Donate to the Annual Fund Drive!

Consider joining the Friends of the Franklin Public Library. Visit the Friends page to learn more.

There are also lots of other ways you can support your library.


Franklin Public Library
421 Twelfth Street
Franklin, PA 16323

Phone: (814) 432-5062
Fax: (814) 432-8998
Email: FranklinPL (at) FranklinLibrary (dot) org

Or, use our Contact Us form.


Monday: 10 AM - 8 PM
Tuesday: 10 AM - 8 PM
Wednesday: 10 AM - 8 PM
Thursday: 10 AM - 8 PM
Friday: 10 AM - 8 PM
Saturday: 10 AM - 5 PM
Sunday: Closed

Friends of the Library

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March 2016

Friends of the LibraryThe Friends typically meet monthly. The next meeting is Wednesday, March 16, at 6:30 PM. New faces are always welcome. We have more ideas than energy and can always use helping hands and hearts!

The Friends’ Annual Meeting is at 6:30 PM on Wednesday, April 20, followed by the regular monthly meeting. 

Email the Friends at FOL.Franklin {at} gmail {dot} com, or check us out on Facebook.

Cocktails and Canvas

We are hosting a popular painting and cocktails party with local artist Gail Tefft on Thursday, March 10, from 6:00 to 8:30 PM. The cost is $30.00 per person or $25.00 for members of the Friends. Cost includes all painting supplies and light refreshments. A portion of the proceeds benefits your library.

Cocktails & Canvas nights are relaxing, fun evenings where you can enjoy time with friends and learn something new. The event is BYOB (alcoholic or not). Local artist Gail Tefft will provide step by step instructions to help you decorate your own paper mache eggs this month. And, best of all, no artistic experience is required!

There is limited seating and registration is required by Tuesday, March 8.

Annual Hildegarde Dolson Memorial Cribbage Tournament

The Annual Hildegarde Dolson Memorial Cribbage Tournament is Saturday, March 19, beginning at 10:30 AM. Cost is $15 per person, and lunch is provided for all participants. Pre-registration is greatly appreciated. You can pre-register for the tournament by filling out a form and returning it to the library with your registration fee (Cribbage Entry Form – PDF), or you can register on the morning of, beginning at 10:00 AM. Proceeds support library programs.

Who are the Friends of the Library?

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. 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 $7.00 per year, family membership is $10.00 per year, and business membership is $20.00 per year.

Friends Membership Application (PDF)