Franklin Public Library
421 Twelfth Street
Franklin, PA 16323

Phone: (814) 432-5062
Fax: (814) 432-8998
Email: FranklinPL (at) FranklinLibrary (dot) org

Or, use our Contact Us form.


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.

Next Weekend: Books & More Sale

picture of a neon sign reading "used books"Don’t forget, next weekend, Saturday, September 26 our semi annual Books & More Sale begins! The Sale is open during regular business hours (Monday through Friday from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM, and Saturday, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM), and concludes on Applefest Sunday, October 4. We will be open that Sunday from 12:00 Noon to 5:00 PM.

While shopping the Sale is always fun, there are lots of ways you can help out too! Please call the library at (814) 432-5062 if you are able to volunteer.

  • 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 and organize! We are looking for volunteers to assist 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.

Thanks you so much for your continued support! Shopping the Sale and volunteering to help out are both great ways to support your Library. The Books & More Sale is a major fundraiser for us each year!

This Week: Cocktails & Canvas

dndelion tefft sept
This Thursday, September 17, the Friends of the Library are hosting another popular painting and cocktails party with local artist Gail Tefft, from 6:30 PM to about 9:00 PM. The cost is $25 for Friends members or $30 for nonmembers. Cost includes all painting supplies and light refreshments. A portion of the proceeds benefits your library. (Feel free to join the Friends for the class discount, and to shop next week’s Books & More Preview Sale!)

Cocktails & Canvas nights are relaxing, fun events where you can enjoy time with friends and learn something new. The event is BYOB (alcoholic or not). Local artist Gail Tefft provides step by step instructions to help you create your own painting to take home. Isn’t this month’s dandelion design beautiful? And, best of all, no artistic experience is required, we promise!

There is limited seating and registration is required. Please call the library at (814) 432-5062 ASAP to register, or stop by. Let’s be creative together!

Closed for Staff Training

The library is closed Monday, September 14 for staff training.

Regular hours resume Tuesday, September 15.

Thank you for your patience while we upgrade and get accustomed to a new circulation system!