Friends of the Library
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Next meeting is Tuesday, January 14, 6:30 pm.

Annual Membership renewal letters will be sent out this month.  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.

Fall Raffle—Winner of the Amazon Fire HD8 tablet is—Sunny Fischer!  Congratulations!!! Thank you to everyone who contributed, we raised $335 for the library needs and programs. 

Upcoming Fundraiser’s:

Bunco games- Will be held on Thursday, January 9 and Thursday, February 13. Signups will start January 2 for this easy dice game and lunch! Registration fee is $15 per game session.

March Soup Sale- Begins Monday, March 2. Prepaid orders will be accepted till March 12. Pick-up day will be Saturday, March 14, 2020. Volunteer soup makers please contact Debra at 432-5062. 

Quiltathon 2020 will be April 17 & 18.

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.

2019 Fundraiser’s:

24th Annual Quilt-A-Thon! Our Quiltathon was another success, thank you to everyone who came out to quilt and especially those who got sponsors! With the funds raised we purchased 60 new conference chairs and holder for the meeting room!

Spring Raffle! Thank you to everyone who purchased a raffle ticket! Congratulations to Diane Jackson for winning the raffle and will be receiving 3 Lottery Tickets, 5 $1 Silver Certificates, and a $2 bill! 

Soup Sale! Thank you to everyone who purchased and helped with the sale! We hope you enjoyed the goodies!

Week of Giving! The Friends of the Library made a $2,500 donation during the 3rd Annual Week of Giving!

Cookie Walk! Thank you to all our wonderful bakers and volunteers who helped make this a successful and fun event!

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 usfol.franklin@gmail.comor 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