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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May 2015

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American Girl Club

The American Girl Doll Club is on summer break. 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.

Art Club

Art Club is a bi-weekly club hosted at the library on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month (May 12 & 26) 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.

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

Tail Waggin’ Reading Programcurtis and Catrina

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

Curtis, a therapy dog, will visit the library’s junior room on Saturday, May 9 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 one Tuesday this month, May 5, due to the Used Book Sale and preparations for Summer Reading.

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.

Mommy & Me Story Time

Mommy & Me Story Time meets weekly at 10:15 AM on one Tuesday this month, May 5, due to the Used Book Sale and preparations for Summer Reading.

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.