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


April 2015

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American Girl Club

The next American Girl Doll Club meeting is on Saturday, April 11 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 Noon (please note the date change). We’ll be making a spring themed craft and enjoying a snack. Come and join the fun! This will be the last regular meeting for the remainder of the school year.

If you have any questions about the American Girl Doll club, please call Bekah Stahlman-Baisch at (814) 673-9080 or Wendi Ziegler at (814) 676-0558.

Any girl in kindergarten and up is invited. Dolls are welcome too! No registration is required.

Art Club

Art Club is a bi-weekly club hosted at the library on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month (April 14 & 28) from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM. Art Club is for all kids ages 6 to 12. In each session, participants complete a new art project and occasionally enjoy a visit from a guest artist. There are suggested themes for each session, but children are encouraged to use their own creativity to interpret the theme.

Participants are encouraged to bring/donate art supplies, but some supplies will be provided. No registration is required. For more information, call the Library at (814) 432-5062 or email the Children’s Department at

Art Club is hosting an open house on Tuesday, April 14, featuring our members’ art projects. Refreshments will be provided. The public is encouraged to come and check out the talent!

Tail Waggin’ Reading Program

curtis and CatrinaAll children are invited to join us for our monthly Therapy Dogs International Tail Waggin’ Reading Program!

Curtis, a therapy dog, will visit the library’s junior room on Saturday, April 25 (please note this is the 4th Saturday of April, regular meetings are the 3rd Saturday of the month) from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM to read with children of all ages. No registration is required. 

Reading with a therapy dog is a low pressure method to help children develop critical literacy skills, including:

  • helping children focus better
  • providing non-stressful, non-judgmental environment
  • increasing self-confidence and reducing self-consciousness
Busy Bees Story Time

Busy Bees Story Time meets weekly at 11:00 AM on Tuesdays (April 21, 28 & May 5). Busy Bees Story Time is for children from age 3 to age 6 with a parent or other caregiver. We share stories, songs, and crafts in this 45-minute story time.

Pre-registration is required. Registration opens on April 6, and remains open until filled. 

Mommy & Me Story Time

Mommy & Me Story Time meets weekly at 10:15 AM on Tuesdays (April 21, 28 & May 5). Mommy & Me Story Time is for for children from birth to age 3 and their mother, father, grandparent, or other caregiver. We share picture books, songs, nursery rhymes, and finger plays in this 30-minute story time.

Pre-registration is required. Registration opens on April 6, and remains open until filled.