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Franklin Public Library
421 Twelfth Street
Franklin, PA 16323

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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


February 2016

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

Crazy 8s Math Club

Math Club starts this month! Miss Christine brings 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!

This round of Crazy 8s Math Club is for children in 3rd through 5th grades. The club runs for 8 weeks starting Wednesday, February 3 and concluding March 23 (February 3, 10, 17, & 24; March 2, 9, 16 & 23). The club meets at 4:00 PM, and the program lasts for approximately an hour. Parents are asked to stay in the building.

Registration is required and will remain open until the club is filled. When children sign up, they are committing to coming every week for the full 8 weeks. Come join us for weekly hands on fun!

(click here to download the PDF flyer: Crazy 8s Older Kids)

Be My Valentine Story Time

be mineOn Saturday, February 6, from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM, enjoy stories and activities about the special times we have with friends and family, and the love we share, at Be My Valentine Story Time. Make your special someone a Valentine too! This program is for children of all ages. Parents stay with their children for the length of the program. This is a free program and no registration is required.

Busy Bees Story Time

BeeBusy Bees Story Time meets weekly on Tuesdays at 11:00 AM, beginning February 9 and ending March 15. 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 meets weekly on Tuesdays at 10:15 AM, beginning February 9 and ending March 15. 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.

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 visits the library from 10:30 AM to 12:00 Noon on Saturday, February 20. The program is for children of all ages, and registration is not 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!

Art Club

Art_ClubArt Club is a bi-weekly club hosted at the library on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month (February 9 & 23) 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.)

We hope you are having a safe and happy school year. Remember, we are all here to help you with your school projects. Don’t be shy! Ask for help. It’s why we’re here.  :)