Franklin Public Library
421 Twelfth Street
Franklin, PA 16323

Phone: (814) 432-5062
Fax: (814) 432-8998
Email: FranklinPL (at) FranklinLibrary (dot) org

Or, use our Contact Us form.


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 2014

Busy Bees

Registration opens April 1 for the next session of Busy Bees Story Time. This is a short session that runs in April, and meets on Tuesdays (April 8, 15 and 29; there is no meeting April 22), at either 10:15 AM or 11:00 AM. Registration is limited to 20 children per time. To register, please stop by the library or call (814) 432-5062.

Busy Bees is a great opportunity for children from birth through age 6 to experience the joy of storytelling, singing, dancing, and craft making with our Children’s Librarian, Ms. Abby. Each session has a theme, which is carried out through picture books, short stories, songs, dancing, and finger plays. Pre-registration is required.

Please note:

  • Please call if you will be absent.
  • Please plan to feed your children before arriving or after story time is over.
  • The Busy Bees do lots of fun participatory activities, including singing and dancing. Participation makes it fun for the kids, so please participate as much as possible. If your child has a difficult time paying attention, feel free to leave the room and come back when your child is ready.
American Girl Club

The American Girl Club meets on Saturday, April 5 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 Noon. We will have an Easter egg hunt! If you have any questions, please call Bekah at (814) 673-9080 or Wendi at (814) 676-0558. Any girl in kindergarten and up is invited. Bring your doll if you’d like.

Children’s Day at the Mall

Be sure to stop by our booth at the Cranberry Mall Children’s Day on Sunday, April 6 from 12:00 Noon to 5:00 PM.

Spring Party

Spring is in the air! Miss Abby is hosting a Spring Party on Saturday, April 12 at 1:00 PM. Children and families are invited to create Easter themed crafts and play games, including Pin the Tail on the Easter Bunny, egg rolling, and the egg spoon race (weather permitting). Registration is required by Monday, April 7.  To register, call the library at (814) 432-5062, or stop by a circulation desk.

Library Scavenger Hunt

Families, children, and teens are invited to join us for a Library Scavenger Hunt in celebration of National Library Week on Wednesday, April 16 at 5:30 PM. Registration is required by Tuesday, April 15. Register by calling the library at (814) 432-5062 or stopping by a circulation desk.

The scavenger hunt is a fun, interactive way to learn about the library and its resources. Teams are categorized as Family, Teen (ages 12-18), and Child (ages 8-11). You don’t need to be part of a team when you register; we’ll form teams as needed.

Family Movie Night

Join Ms. Abby on Friday, April 25 at 5:30 PM for a family friendly movie and popcorn. Please call the library for the movie title. No registration required.