Library Closed for Independence Day

Franklin Public Library will be closed Monday, July 4th for Independence Day.   


Have a safe and happy holiday!

2016 Summer Reading Program

The 2016 Summer Reading Program ‘On Your Mark, Get Set, READ!’ concluded Tuesday with a scavenger hunt, hot dogs and prizes.

Weekly reading logs reported a total of 151 hours 15 minutes read during the program!

Thank you to all volunteers who helped make the program a success and to all parents and caretakers for making reading a priority!


4-H Summer Reading

Kids who participated in the summer reading program had the opportunity to do a fun art project, led by Carrie Soucie, a 4H leader from Upland, Nebraska.  The activity was held at the Franklin Public Library on June 17 for kids who had participated in 4H throughout the summer.  Soucie led nine kids in a fun art project that allowed them to make their own canvas tote bag for books.  Soucie said the goal was to give kids a way to protect their library books and avoid losing them.  The kids used stencils, permanent sharpies, and rubbing alcohol to make colorful, tie dye looking bags of their own.  The kids used the sharpies and stencils to spell “books” on their bags and draw colorful decorations.

There were some creative minds at work.  Some of the decorations included a superhero, chickens, an alien, horses, and an emoji.  Soucie has 26 years of experience as a 4H leader and loves doing crafts with kids.  The kids also enjoyed a fruit pizza made by Katrina Christiancy.  Part of the goal of this year’s Summer Reading Program was exposing kids to healthy food choices.  The colorful pizza included kiwi, blueberries, and strawberries.  Many of the kids enjoyed trying a new kind of fruit. The kids who participated enjoyed creating their own designs and went home with a colorful bag for storing their library books in.

Written by Linda Christiancy









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New Books!

The following books have been added to our collection:



Pioneer Consortium – Coming Soon!


Franklin Public Library is in the process of migrating to the Pioneer Consortium.

This new automation system will allow patrons online access to search the catalog, place holds, check due dates, and renew items!

Please provide your email address in order to receive due date reminders and overdue notices.


This project is supported in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by the Nebraska Library Commission.

Ready, Set – Read a Recipe with 4-H

Today’s 4-H Summer Reading lesson was Ready, Set – Read a Recipe.

Rhonda and Katrina taught kids about calories, how to read food labels, and healthy snacks.



Next week’s lesson is Ready, Set – Think Your Drink.  Join us Friday, June 3rd at 10:30!




Memorial Day

The Library will be closed Saturday, May 28th and Monday, May 30th for Memorial Day.



Summer Reading Kick Off

Go, Go, Go with Mad Science!

We had a great start to the 2016 Summer Reading Program ‘On Your Mark, Get Set, READ!’ with Mad Scientist, Mr. Jim Birkel!

Thank you to everyone who joined us today!

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**Week 1 Reading Logs are available today through Wednesday, June 1st.

Be sure to turn in completed reading logs for a chance to win a prize at the Closing Celebration!

BIG Library Read Voting

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Attention OverDrive users: 

Voting is open for the next BIG LIBRARY READ running June 23 – July 7.

The Big Library Read program allows for a shared reading experience by providing unlimited, temporary access to a title for several weeks.

Be sure to vote for your top three choices!   VOTE here!

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