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


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.

Friends of the Library

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September 2015

Friends of the LibraryThe next monthly Friends meeting is on Wednesday, September 16 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.

Fundraiser: Cocktails & Canvas

dndelion tefft septWe are hosting another popular Cocktails & Canvas party with local artist Gail Tefft this month. Join Gail at the library on Thursday, September 17 at 6:30 PM. The cost for Friends is $25, and nonmembers pay $30. The 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). Talented artist and instructor Gail Tefft will provide step by step instructions to help you create your own dandelion painting to take home. And, best of all, no artistic experience is required!

There is limited seating and registration is required. Please register by calling the library at (814) 432-5062.

Fundraiser: 50/50 Raffle

Purchase a ticket at the front desk throughout September, and the winner will split the total with the Friends of the Library.

Congratulations to Sandra Barnes, winner of the Honey Pot 50/50 Raffle. She won a basket with a jar of honey and other honey goodies, as well as half the raffle total of $136. Thanks to all who supported the raffle!

Fundraiser: Books & More Sale

This year, the Semi Annual Used Book Sale has become the Books & More Sale. The Books & More Sale runs from September 26 through October 4. Find all the details of the Sale in this blog post.

Donations of items in good condition will be accepted through Friday, September 25. We cannot accept sets of encyclopedias, old magazines, catalogs, condensed books, or items that are broken, incomplete, or in poor condition, as these items do not sell.

As you can imagine, we have a lot of books and more to sort, organize, and sell! Please consider volunteering to help with Sale setup on Wednesday, September 23 through Friday, September 25. We also need volunteers to staff the sale during regular library hours in two-hour shifts, throughout the duration of the Sale. Please call the library at (814) 432-5062 if you are able to volunteer for set up or staffing the Sale.

Exclusive Friends of the Library Preview Sale

The exclusive Preview Sale for the Friends of the Library is Friday, September 25 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM. All Friends members are invited to the Preview Sale in order to shop the Books & More Sale before it opens to the public! Anyone can join the Friends. You can join the Friends at the Preview Sale, or print the application from the bottom of this page, and mail or drop it off with a dues check. Or, come to the next meeting and join! We would love to have you.

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 2015 (PDF)

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