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

Coming Up: Annual Gingerbread House Contest

2013 Winner Bakker Family

2013 Winner Bakker Family

Edited 12/17/14: Please check out the winners on our Facebook page (the link should work for anyone; you do not have to be on Facebook in order to view our page).

It’s December again, and that means it’s time for the library’s Annual Gingerbread House Contest! We’ve been hosting this contest for so long that we aren’t sure exactly how many years it has been. Start sketching out your dream gingerbread house and get your entry built: delivery begins next Wednesday, December 10.

The 2014 Annual Gingerbread House Contest display will run from Wednesday, December 10 through Tuesday, December 23. Judging happens on Saturday, December 13 at 10:00 AM. For the full contest rules, and to download a registration form, please check the Gingerbread House Contest page.

The gingerbread houses add a big dose of Christmas spirit to the library. We look forward to seeing this year’s contenders! Be sure to stop by the library and check out all the entries.

Closed Thursday for Thanksgiving

The library is closed this Thursday, November 27 for Thanksgiving. Regular library hours resume on Friday, November 28.

Enjoy your holiday! Here are some Thanksgiving links for you to enjoy, and maybe learn something new.

Light Up Night Festivities

light up night

Franklin’s Light Up Night is this Saturday, November 22. Light Up Night is a fun time to brave the cold with the rest of your community in order to kick off the holiday season on a festive note. The parade and fireworks begin at 6:00 PM, but you can enjoy some holiday fun during the day at the library!

  • From 12:00 Noon to 2:00 PM, children of all ages are invited to join Miss Abby for Light Up Night Stories & Craft. Participants will listen to holiday stories and complete a craft. No registration is required.
  • At 3:00 PM, enjoy a unique performance from ventriloquist Ken Berry! All ages are welcome.
  • Throughout the day, the Friends of the Library will be selling cocoa and cookies in the library. Proceeds benefit the library, so warm up and enjoy a sweet treat to support your library!

Start your Light Up Night early at the library, and stay warm out there.

(image from Franklin, PA Events & Marketing page on Facebook)