Franklin Public Library
421 Twelfth Street
Franklin, PA 16323

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

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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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February 2015

Reminder: It’s Time to Renew Your Membership!

Please drop off or mail your dues with an application, available at the library, or by downloading it here: Friends Membership Application 2015 (PDF).

Bunco Party

dice colorfulThe Friends’ 2nd Annual Bunco Party fundraiser in January was so much fun, they’ve scheduled another for this month. Join us on Friday, February 13 from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM for another round of Bunco fun! Bunco is an easy, fast paced dice game requiring no previous skill. It’s a social game that relies on luck, and anyone can learn in minutes. The cost is $12 per person, and includes lunch.

Coming Up: 4th Annual Hildegarde Dolson Memorial Cribbage Tournament

cribbageThe Friends of the Library host the 4th Annual Hildegard Dolson Memorial Cribbage Tournament on Saturday, March 14, 2015. Registration is required and is limited to 24 players. The cost is $12.00 per player and includes lunch. Proceeds support library programs.

You can register for the tournament by filling out a form and returning it to the library with your registration fee (download the registration form here: 2015 cribbage entry form, or pick one up at the library). Pre-registration is greatly appreciated. 

  • Players, please bring your own boards.
  • Players meet at 10:45 AM for an organizational meeting.
  • Tournament play begins at 11:00 AM.
  • Players will be assigned opponents by a random draw, and games will be one-on-one according to Hoyle’s Rules, excepting the rule of muggings.
  • Opponents will play a best of 3-game series, with the winner advancing to the next round.
  • Trophies will be awarded to the last three remaining players.

(photo credit: Jonathan_W (@whatie) via photopin cc)

When do the Friends meet?

The Friends of the Library typically meet monthly. The next meeting is February 18, 2015 at 6:30 PM. New faces are always welcome.  We have more ideas than energy and can always use helping hands and hearts!

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

Who are the Friends of the Library?

The Friends of the Franklin Public Library are community members who work to promote and enhance the library and what it has to offer. We are enthusiastic supporters of the library’s services, programs, and materials. We help the library by raising funds for various programs and materials, raising community awareness and appreciation of the library, and supporting the library’s goals and services. All ages are welcome.

As a member of the Friends, you are invited to a special, Friends only Preview Sale the night before our Semi Annual Used Book 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.

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 2015 (PDF)

2014 Officers
  • President: Dianne Hall
  • Vice President: Krista Cloonan
  • Treasurer: Leigh Protivnak
  • Secretary: Apply!