Franklin Public Library

Upcoming Events

Summer Reading - "Build a Better World"
Sign up begins Monday, June 19
We have a program for everyone 0-99 years of age.

Our Summer Reading program is completely sponsored by the Friends of Franklin Public Library.

Children:  The more hours you read the more prizes you can win.  Once again this year we will have our candy jar.  For every milestone you reach you get one guess at how much candy is in the jar.  The person with the correct guess will be awarded the candy jar at our reading wrap-up party in August. 

Teens and Adults:  Join our summer reading program and win fabulous prizes.  Every time you read a book, enter your name in our weekly drawing.  Several prizes are given away each week.  Join us for our wrap=up party in August. 


To register for any program please call the Library at 248.851.2254.

Registration required for all children's programs except story times


Family Story Times
Tuesday evenings beginning June 13 running through August
7:00 pm

This program is for toddlers, preschoolers and early elementary aged children.  Every week we will read books and do a related craft.  There will be plenty of one on one time with the librarian to  pick out just the right book. 

Build a Better World
Tuesday, July 11
7:00 pm

Come to the Library for an evening of creativity.  We will have Legos and other building materials for you to use to build any creation you can think of.  Afterward all of your creations will be on display at the Library.  Snacks will be provided.

Summer Reading Wrap-up Party
Tuesday, August 8
7:00 pm

All summer reading participants are invited to a rollicking evening of Rock and Roll!  This is a perfect family event to get everyone moving.  Let's dance, clap, twist and rock in this live, fun, interactive energizing show.




Adult Summer Reading Kick-off and Picnic
Wednesday, June 21
6:30 pm

Join us for a salad buffet supper, socialization and a discussion of great book titles to keep you busy through the summer.  Please bring one or two titles of a book you have recently read to share with the group.  Afterward a "summer reading" list will be compile and emailed to everyone.  Food, beverages and desert will be provide.  Registration required. 

Biography Book Group
Wednesday July 12
6:30 pm

This month we will be reading "Elizabeth Bacon Custer and the Making of a Myth," by Shirley A Leckie.  "George Armstrong Custer's death in 1876 at the Battle of the Little Big Horn left Elizabeth Bacon Custer a thirty-four year old widow who was deeply in debt.  By the time she died fifty-seven years later she had achieved economic security, recognition as an author and lecturer, and the respect of numerous public figures.  She had built the Custer legend, an idealized version of her husband as a brilliant military commander and a family man without personal failings.  In her book, Leckie explores the life of "Libbie," a frontier army wife who willingly adhered to the social and religious restrictions of her day, yet used her authority as a model wife and widow to influence events and ideology far beyond the private sphere."  All are welcome. 

Coloring, Conversation and "Cocktails"
Thursday, July 20
6:30 pm

Adults and teens are welcome to join us for this calming, creativity boosting coloring activity.  Coloring pages from boos designed especially for adults as well as colored pencils, markers and crayons will be provided.  Additionally, we will offer homemade non-alcoholic fresh fruit "cocktails."  Get in touch with your artistic side and meet new people while sipping our summery treat!

 To register for any program please call the Library at 248.851.2254