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Franklin Public Library News & Events scheduled for May 2022

May 2022 Franklin Public Library News & Events

Library Hours

The Franklin Public Library will be closed Sunday, May 29th and Monday, May 30th for Memorial Day. The Library's regular hours are Monday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Sunday 1:30-5:00 p.m.

Exciting Library News

Inspired by the Ken Burns's four-hour documentary on Benjamin Franklin, two-time award winning broadcast journalist, Pamela Watts will host a program on Rhode Island PBS Weekly about Benjamin Franklin's book donation to the Franklin Public Library.

This program will air on Sunday, May 8, at 7:30 p.m. with an encore on Wednesday, May 11th.  After that, it will be on PBS website at .

From the Friends of the Franklin Library

Friends of the Franklin Library Annual Meeting

Wednesday, May 4th at 7:00pm

Friends of the Franklin Library is an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting and promoting the Franklin Public Library's collections and programs. Want to learn more about becoming a Friend? Join us on May 4th in the FoFL Community Room to learn more about our group and ways to get involved. If you can't attend our Annual Meeting, drop us a line at for more information on the Friends.

Book Sale

Franklin Library Book Sale
Friday, May 13th ,  1:00-5:00 p.m.  Saturday, May 14th  , 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 Noon.
All books are just one dollar!
Bag Sale - $5 A Bag—Saturday, May 14th  , from 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Come fill a brown bag with all the books you can!

Homework Help Program

The Franklin Public Library is now offering its free Homework Help program for grades 1-8. The program takes place Monday through Thursday, 3:00-5:00 p.m. Students will be assisted by either retired teachers or high school students. Application forms for both participants and volunteers are available at the Circulation Desk and on the Library's website .

Featured eResource

Libby, by OverDrive

Borrow ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines to read on your phone or tablet using the Libby app by OverDrive. You can even send and read your borrowed ebooks to your Kindle ereader ! It's free and easy to get started for new users and a streamlined experience for current OverDrive app users. Learn more at 

For the full listing of events in May at the Library please visit this newsletter online
Franklin Public Library News & Events scheduled for May 2022
Franklin Public Library News & Events scheduled for May 2022

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