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


December 2014

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Busy Bees Holiday Story Time

Join Miss Abby for Busy Bees Holiday Story Time weekly on Tuesdays throughout December (December 2, 9 & 16). Pre-registration required. Just like regular Busy Bees, the Holiday Busy Bees Story Time is for children from age 3 to age 6 with a parent or other caregiver.

Mommy & Me Holiday Story Time

Join Miss Abby for Mommy & Me Holiday Story Time weekly on Tuesdays throughout December (December 2, 9 & 16). Pre-registration required. Just like regular Mommy & Me, the Holiday Busy Mommy & Me Story Time is for for children from birth to age 3 and their mother, father, grandparent, or other caregiver.

Art Club

Art Club is a new club hosted by a patron and meeting at the library monthly, on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday (December 9 & 23) from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM. In each session, participants will complete a new art project and occasionally enjoy a visit from a guest artist. Art Club is for kids ages 6 to 12. No registration is required.

Participants are encouraged to bring/donate art supplies, but some supplies will be provided.

Children’s Christmas Party

Children of all ages, from 1 to 12, are invited to a Christmas Party with Miss Abby on December 19 from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM! Children are encouraged to wear their favorite holiday pajamas, and Miss Abby will share holiday stories, songs, crafts, and snacks. No registration is required.

American Girl Club

The next American Girl Doll Club meeting is on Saturday, December 6 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 Noon. Bring your doll and enjoy a Christmas party!

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, and no registration is required.

Gamer’s Guild

Gamer’s Guild meets every other Wednesday from 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM (December 3 & 17). This card game and portable video game night is for ages 8 to 15. If you are older than 15 but would still like to participate, please see Dungeon Master/Pokemon Master and teen librarian Miss Kathleen about volunteering. We’ll play card games (Pokemon, Yu-gi-oh, Magic, Dungeons and Dragons, etc.) and Gameboy, PSP, and Ninenndo 3DS (Pokemon, Legos Batman, Megaman, etc.). Please bring your own game cards and equipment. Kids are responsible for their own cards and video games. No registration is required and snacks will be provided.

Elf on the Shelf

Snickers the Elf began hiding in the library on Monday, December 1, and will be here until Tuesday, December 23. Come check out your favorite holiday books and help find the Elf on the Shelf! You might win a candy surprise.

Gingerbread House Contest

The Gingerbread House Contest is a longstanding tradition at the library. Deliver your house to the library anytime beginning Wednesday, December 10 through Friday, December 12 (we close at 8:00 PM). Pick up a registration form at the front desk beginning Monday, December 1, or print one from the contest page.