Saturday, December 31, 2022

Franklin Public Library: Library News & Events for January 2023

Library Hours

The Library's hours are Monday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., and Friday and Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Sunday 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. The library will be closed on Sunday, January 1st and Monday, January 2nd for News Year's Day. The library will be closed Monday, January 16th for Martin Luther King Day.

Book Sale

Franklin Library Book Sale
Friday, January 20th,  1:00-5:00 p.m.  Saturday, January 21st , 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 Noon.
All books are just one dollar!

Bag Sale - $5 A Bag—Saturday, January 21st, from 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Come fill a brown bag with all the books you can!

Featured Databases

Transparent Language Online for Libraries empowers anyone to learn 110+ languages anytime, anywhere, on any device — with unlimited simultaneous usage. Creating an account will let you save your progress and learned vocab, as well as access the mobile apps!

Universal Class offers free and unlimited access to over 500 online courses. Interested in continuing your education, expanding your horizons or just learning something for fun? Choose from a diverse range of subjects including  computer training, resume writing, home and garden, health and medicine, hobbies, self-help  and more. Universal Class virtual classrooms are extremely easy to use and they are available any time, anyplace with an internet connection. To get started you'll need an email address and your library card. Universal Class is also available through the Libby App.

Creativebug has more than 1,000 award-winning art & craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists. Access to this database is limited to Franklin residents.

Volunteer Tutors Needed for ESL & Adult Literacy Program

The Franklin Public Library is starting an English as a Second Language and Adult Literacy Program to serve Franklin and its surrounding communities. If you have the time and interest to help adult learners improve their English reading, writing, speaking and listening, please consider volunteering!

To volunteer, you must have a high school diploma or equivalent, have patience, and be able to speak English clearly. Prior teaching experience is not required. Volunteer Tutors will be given training and all supporting materials will be provided. The time commitment is one orientation session, 18 hours of tutor training, and to meet with your student 2 hours per week for one year. Volunteers and students do not need to be Franklin residents. If interested, please contact Assistant Library Director Kim Shipala at, or fill out the registration form on the library's website 

Volunteers Needed for Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program

Volunteers are always needed for the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance and Tax Counseling for the Elderly programs… better known as VITA and TCE. Many volunteer roles are available. You can help as a greeter, an interpreter or a computer specialist. Most of all, we need tax preparers!

Learn more & Sign up at:

Massachusetts Center for the Book 2023 Reading Challenge

January: A book with 100 pages or less

Do you have a cozy reading corner you've been wanting to spend more time in? Do you have a group of friends who like to select books together? Maybe a little constraint helps you choose what to read next.

If you are looking for a fun, unique reading challenge to take on in 2023, Massachusetts Center for the Book has you covered.

Check it out today!

From the Friends of the Franklin Library

The New Year is here and we are ready to continue our support of the Franklin Public Library. Keep reading to find out how you can help us with this mission.

Valentine's Day Fudge Fundraiser. Fudge + Friends = a VERY sweet deal and we hope you'll participate! We are partnering with The Fudge Lady of Uxbridge to offer for sale 14 of her delicious and decadent homemade specialty fudge flavors. Order as gifts for friends & family, treat yourself, or do a little bit of both. All fudge purchases help the Friends fund various library activities. Orders due by Friday, February 3rd . CLICK HERE to order your Fudge!

Become a Friend! We meet at the Library at 7:00pm on the first Wednesday of each month. Please join us at an upcoming meeting (January 4 th & February 1 st are our next meetings) to find out how you can get involved. Don't have time just now to attend meetings, no worries, you can still support our mission and the Library by making a direct donation to the Friends. Membership dues and donations are both tax deductible. To join the Friends or make a donation, CLICK HERE.

 For the full list of January events ->

Franklin Public Library: Library News & Events for January 2023
Franklin Public Library: Library News & Events for January 2023

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