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.

Teen News: NaNoWriMo & Halloween Party


Calling all teen writers! We know you’re out there. We want you all to join Miss Kathleen for NaNoWriMo in November! Have you ever heard of NaNoWriMo? It stands for National Novel Writing Month, and the goal is to write an entire novel in 30 days. From the site:

National Novel Writing Month happens every November! It’s a fun, seat-of-your-pants writing event where the challenge is to complete an entire novel in just 30 days. For one month, you get to lock away your inner editor, let your imagination take over, and just create!

That means participants begin writing November 1 and must finish by midnight, November 30. The word-count goal for our adult program is 50,000 words, but the Young Writers Program (YWP) allows 17-and-under participants to set reasonable, yet challenging, individual word-count goals.

In 2014, over 300,000 adults participated through our main site, and nearly 90,000 young writers and educators participated through the YWP.

Click over to the site and sign up by this Saturday October 31 (make sure you have an adult’s permission first), then find Miss Kathleen’s Virtual Classroom, FranklinPublicLibrary_Inklings. You’ll be able to set your own writing goal, follow Miss Kathleen in her own goals, and encourage each other along the way. The site also offers lots of free prep resources, prompts, and interviews from your favorite YA authors.


Teen Halloween Party

spookyThis Thursday, October 29 at 6:00 PM, teens are invited to Neverending Stories at 1252 Liberty Street for a Halloween Party! Winners of the 2015 Teen Spooky Story & Art Contest will also be announced. No registration is required.


  • Our new rates have gone into effect.
    • Fines for books, magazines, and audio recordings are .20 per day, per title. Most books, magazines, and audio recordings circulate for 14 days.
    • New fiction (previously 3 day loan) now circulates for 7 days.
    • Movie fines are $1.00 per day, per title. Movies circulate for 7 days.
    • Non-resident cards are $30 per year.
  • Thank you for your patience while we learn our new computer system. It’s an exciting time for local libraries! You can now search our catalog, our catalog just for kids, and a union catalog of all three local libraries. This project was funded by the County of Venango. Now anyone who has a library card from any of the three libraries can use their card at any of the three libraries!

Annual Fund Drive Campaign

free but pricelessOur Annual Fund Drive Campaign is in full swing. The Annual Fund Drive is a key part of the library’s funding. We are an independent nonprofit organization funded by a variety of sources, including municipal allocations (money from the budget of the municipalities that we serve), state aid (money set aside for public libraries in the Pennsylvania state budget), local sponsors, and from you, our patrons.

This year, the library’s need is even greater due to the cost of replacing the boiler system. As you may recall, last winter two of the three boilers that heat the library broke down during the coldest part of the season. The third boiler has been replaced and is ready for the upcoming winter. The total cost to replace all three boilers is $27,000, and the library still needs $11,000 to complete this critical renovation.

Please consider supporting the library’s Annual Fund Drive Campaign this year!

Send a tax deductible donation today. You can mail a check to the library at 421 12th Street, Franklin, PA 16323, or stop by and drop it off. You can also donate now using a credit card by clicking the safe and secure Donate Now button on this page. Every single gift is appreciated, regardless of the amount. As always, thank you for your attention and continued support!

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P.S. There are also a number of small but helpful ways to support your library all year long. Learn more here.