May 7, 2016, was sponsored
In Memory of Garnet Wood
by the Board of Directors of the Franklin Public Library
May 6, 2016, was sponsored
In Memory of Joanne Cox
by Courtney Cox.
May 2, 2016, was sponsored
In Honor of All Mothers
by Merralee Obenrader - Edward Jones

Sponsor a Day at the library to commemorate birthdays, anniversaries, remember loved ones, and more. Learn all about it here.

See a list of sponsors here.


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May 2016

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

Kite Day

Join Miss Christine for a springtime Kite Day program on Saturday, May 7, from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM. Participants will enjoy books, movement, creative arts, math concepts and more.

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

Busy Bees Story Time

BeeBusy Bees Story Time continues to meet weekly on Tuesdays at 11:00 AM this month, concluding May 17. 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 May 17. 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 (May 10 & 24) 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!