DAILY SPONSORS

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.

SUPPORT

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.

E-BOOKS & AUDIOBOOKS

Click to visit our digital branch on Overdrive.
In order to use Overdrive, you will need to stop by your library and get your new county card, good for use at all three county libraries, and required for Overdrive.
Check out e-books and audiobooks to read on your e-reader, tablet, computer, or smart phone.


Teen Short Story & Art Contest 2016

franklin public lIbrary summer short story contest 2016Attention, local teen writers and artists! You are invited to write or draw a Science Fiction or Fantasy story for our Teen Summer Short Story & Art Contest. Whether it’s a romp to the past, dealing with fire-breathing lizards, or to a far away galaxy, let your imagination set a course with Sci-fi and Fantasy!

We have three groups for entries: ages 11 – 13; ages 14 – 16; and ages 17 – 19. Stories must be no more than 4 pages, and art work must be printer page size (8 1/2″ x 11″). The deadline for submission is Saturday, June 11, 2016. Winners will be announced during our Comic Con on July 16th — details on Comic Con will be available soon.

Entrants must include name, phone number, address, school, and grade from the 2015-2016 school year with their submission. You can submit your story or art by dropping it off at the library during normal business hours, or by email at franklinstorycontest@gmail.com. Remember, the deadline is Saturday, June 11, 2016.

The contest is co-sponsored by Seneca Printing, Victorian City Art & Frame, and Neverending Stories. If you have any questions, please call Miss Kathleen at the library (814-432-5062), email franklinstorycontest@gmail.com or call Neverending Stories at (814) 516-5075.

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Upcoming: Books and More Sale

We are currently accepting donations of books, puzzles, and games in good condition for the an upcoming Books and More Sale. The next Books and More Sale is on June 3 and 4 at the Christ United Methodist Church, 1135 Buffalo Street. Parking is available off Chestnut Street behind the church.

This is a two-day only event, so come early for best selection. The sale is open from 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM on Friday, June 3, and 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM on Saturday, June 4.

A wide selection will be available for sale, but if you snooze, you lose!

21st Annual Quiltathon

Our 21st Annual Quiltathon is this Friday, April 15 and Saturday, April 16, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM each day. This long standing annual fundraiser is brought to you by the Friends of the Library, and the dedication of many long-time volunteers.

Stop by the library to watch an interactive quilting demonstration, practice quilting, and browse a collection of beautiful quilts and handmade accessories for sale. Purchase tickets at the front desk for a chance to win one of the quilts. The winner is drawn on May 9, and need not be present.