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


February 2015

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New!  Tail Waggin’ Reading Program

We are excited to announce a new program for children called the Tail Waggin’ Reading Program! Curtis, a therapy dog, will visit the library’s junior room every 3rd Saturday of the month from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM to read with children of all ages.  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

This month, Curtis will be in the library on Saturday, February 21. Bring your kids of all ages to the library for a unique and empowering experience. No registration is required.

Dr. Seuss’s Birthday Party

Children of all ages are invited to celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday with Miss Abby and friends on Saturday, February 28 from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM at the library. We will read Dr. Seuss books, create crafts, and play games. And, of course, there will be birthday cake! Children of all ages are invited to attend with an adult caregiver, and no registration is required.

Art Club

Art Club is a bi-weekly club hosted at the library on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month (February 10 & 24) 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 to interpret the theme.

Participants are encouraged to bring/donate art supplies, but some supplies will be provided. No registration is required.

Busy Bees Story Time

Busy Bees Story Time continues to meet weekly at 11:00 AM on Tuesdays through February 17. Busy Bees Story Time is for children from age 3 to age 6 with a parent or other caregiver. Miss Abby shares stories, songs, and crafts in this 45-minute story time. Registration is required and will remain open until filled.

Mommy & Me Story Time

Mommy & Me Story Time continues to meet weekly at 10:15 AM on Tuesdays through February 17. Mommy & Me Story Time is for for children from birth to age 3 and their mother, father, grandparent, or other caregiver. Miss Abby shares picture books, songs, nursery rhymes, and finger plays in this 30-minute story time. Registration is required and will remain open until filled.

Registration for Busy Bees and Mommy & Me

Registration for the next sessions of Busy Bees Story Time and Mommy & Me Story Time begins on Monday, February 23 at 10:00 AM. The sessions runs from March 3 through March 24, and each group will continue to meet at their regular times on Tuesdays. Stop by the library to register, or call us at 814-432-5062. Registration will remain open until filled.


Robotics continues to meet weekly on Mondays from 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM through March 16. Children are working with a partner and learning how to program a real robot! Ms. Laura Jones is again be conducting the program. Due to finite resources, only a limited number of children were selected to participate, and pre-registration was required.

American Girl Club

The next American Girl Doll Club meeting is on Saturday, February 7 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 Noon. We’ll be celebrating with a Valentine’s Day 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. No registration is required.