Flag Pole & Bench Dedication Pictures

Flag Pole & Bench Dedication – Sunday, Sept. 11th

Please join us Sunday, September 11th for the dedication of the flag pole and bench presented by the American Legion Auxiliary Anno Sanger Unit 209 in memory of Merle and Lorraine Trambly.  Service will begin at 2:00 with refreshments to follow.


American flag flying in the wind

Library Closed for Labor Day

Franklin Public Library will be closed Monday, September 5th for Labor Day.  Have a wonderful holiday weekend!

New Books!

We appreciate your patience during the transition to our new computer system.   Stop by the library to see what’s new!


~ Fiction ~

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~ Non-Fiction ~

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~ Paperbacks ~

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~ Westerns ~



~ Young Adult ~

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~ Juvenile ~



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Thank you!

Nebraska 150 Books


March 1, 2017 marks Nebraska’s 150th anniversary of statehood!

In celebration of the Nebraska Sesquicentennial the Nebraska Literary Heritage Association and the Nebraska Library Commission, have compiled the ‘Nebraska 150 Book List’ to highlight a spectrum of Nebraska books and encourage reading in preparation for celebration activities.

To participate in the reading challenge, pick up a list at the library or visit nebraska150books.org . Completed forms must be submitted by February 28, 2017 to be eligible for the prize drawing on March 1, 2017.

Audio and Large Print Titles on LOAN

Stop in an check out the latest audios and large print titles on loan!




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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