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


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September 2015

Stay informed! Follow the Franklin Public Library Children’s Department on Facebook.

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

Art Club

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

For those who want to see their art displayed, a scary art show in conjunction with Halloween at Neverending Stories is in the works, with the possibility of a spring art show at the library itself.

For more information, call the Library at (814) 432-5062, email the Children’s Department at, or message us on Facebook. 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

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

Curtis the therapy dog will visit the library from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM on Saturday, September 119, and Saturday, October 10. The program is for children of all ages, and no registration is required. 

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!

Crazy 8s Math Club

Crazy8s_MathMiss Christine is bringing 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! Crazy 8s Math Club is for children in Kindergarten through 2nd grade. The club starts on Wednesday, October 14 from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM, and will meet weekly for 8 weeks (no meeting on November 25.) When children sign up, they are committing to coming every week for the full 8 weeks.

Registration is required and begins on Monday, September 28. Space is limited, so be sure to sign up early.

(Click to download the full PDF flyer: Crazy8s Math Club)

Busy Bees Story Time

BeeBusy Bees Story Time meets weekly on Tuesdays from 11:00 AM to 11:45 AM. 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 designed for preschool children. Busy Bees Story Time begins on Tuesday, October 13.

Registration is required and begins on Monday, September 28. Space is limited, so be sure to sign up early.

Mommy & Me Story Time

mom and babyMommy & Me Story Time meets weekly on Tuesdays from 10:15 AM to 10:45 AM. 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. Mommy & Me begins Tuesday, October 13.

Registration is required and begins on Monday, September 28. Space is limited, so be sure to sign up early.

Summer Reading 2015 Was a Success!

Congratulations to everyone who completed a Reading Log and met their reading goals for the summer! And thank you to everyone who came out for our Fabulous Family Fun programs, our Make-N-Take Saturdays, and to those who participated in and took the time to look at our Art Shows. We had a lot of fun this summer!

We wish you all a safe and happy school year. And remember, we are all here to help you with your school projects. Don’t be shy! Ask for help. It’s what we are here for.  :)


halloween children 2015Coming Up: A Halloween Neverland Party

Yo Ho! Second star to the right and straight on till morning! Join us for a Halloween Neverland Party on Saturday, October 10 from 10:30 AM to 12:00 Noon.

Fairy and pirate fans alike will enjoy making treasure chests, fairy tulle skirts, sailor hats, and sharing the pirate treasure! This is a non scary Halloween event for children of all ages. No registration is required.

(Click to download a JPG flyer: Halloween Never Land Party Flyer.)