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Franklin Public Library
421 Twelfth Street
Franklin, PA 16323

Phone: (814) 432-5062
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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


March 2016

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All children and families are welcome to participate in our programs, regardless of residence.

Wee Build It

Join Miss Christine for Wee Build It on Saturday, March 22, from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM. Come ready to build and learn with our new playsets!

Open to all ages, and caregivers must stay with their children for the length of the program. No registration is required.

Math Preschool Story Time: March of the Stuffed Animals

Join Miss Christine for a Math Preschool Storytime for children ages 3, 4, and 5 (with their caregivers). This special story time is Tuesday, March 22, from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM. Wear your pajamas and bring along your favorite stuffed critter for a March of the Stuffed Animals! Enjoy stories, hands-on math, and take-home activities too.

Pre-registration is required and remains open until filled.

This program will use materials provided by Bedtime Math, a nonprofit organization that makes it easy to add a little math to the family routine anytime!

Crazy 8s Math Club

Crazy 8s Math Club continues this month! Miss Christine brings math to the library with a totally new kind of math club. You’ll build stuff, run and jump, make music, and make a mess. It’s math gone wild!

This round of Crazy 8s Math Club is for children in 3rd through 5th grades. The club began in February and concludes March 23 (March 2, 9, 16 & 23). The club meets at 4:00 PM, and the program lasts for approximately an hour. Parents are asked to stay in the building.

Registration is required and will remain open until the club is filled. Come join us for weekly hands on fun!

(click here to download the PDF flyer: Crazy 8s Older Kids)

Busy Bees Story Time

BeeBusy Bees Story Time continues to meet weekly on Tuesdays at 11:00 AM this month, concluding March 15. Busy Bees Story Time is for preschoolers from age 3 to 6 with a parent or other caregiver. We share stories, songs, and crafts designed for preschool children.

Registration is required. Space is limited, but registration remains open until the session is filled.

Mommy & Me Story Time

mom and babyMommy & Me Story Time continues to meet weekly on Tuesdays at 10:15 AM this month, ending March 15. Mommy & Me Story Time is for for children from birth to age 3 and a parent or other caregiver. We share picture books, songs, and nursery rhymes.

Registration is required. Space is limited, but registration remains open until the session is filled.

Art Club

Art_ClubArt Club is a bi-weekly club hosted at the library on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month (March 8 & 22) from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM. Art Club is for all kids ages from 5 to tween. Supplies are furnished but donations are always appreciated.

Art Club provides a space for young artists to free their creativity without boundaries. In each session, the club will try to offer projects involving art history and techniques (clay, drawing, mosaics, appliqué), but this is a chance for the kids to decide how they want to express themselves. Club organizer and library patron, Hannali, feels that art is a celebration of everything in your imagination and wants her peers to feel welcome and at home regardless of their skill level or ideas.

This is a free program and registration is not required.

(Click to download the full PDF flyer, and see a sample of Hannali’s art: Art Club.)

Tail Waggin’ Reading Program
curtis and Catrina

Curtis the therapy dog will not be visiting the library this month, but keep your eye out for future visits.  

All children are invited to join us for a fun, unique Therapy Dogs International Tail Waggin’ Reading Program!

This program encourages children to read by providing a furry friend and non-judgmental listener. Curtis won’t laugh at them if they make a mistake or stumble over a word. He will just lie next to them and enjoy the story being read. The children learn to associate reading with being with the dog, who never judges, and begin to view reading in a positive way. Over time, the child’s reading ability and confidence can improve because they are practicing their skills, which will make them enjoy reading even more!

We hope you are having a safe and happy school year. Remember, we are all here to help you with your school projects. Don’t be shy! Ask for help. It’s why we’re here.  :)