Showing posts with label curbside. Show all posts
Showing posts with label curbside. Show all posts

Friday, May 13, 2022

Changes to Franklin's Simple Recycling Program Effective Monday, May 16, 2022

Franklin DPW announces a change in the SimpleRecycling program for clothing, shoe and textile collections. 

Call or schedule via their website to arrange for a pickup rather than leaving the pink bag curbside for pickup.


SimpleRecycling program change in pick up process
SimpleRecycling program change in pick up process

Sunday, April 17, 2022

Patriots' Day - NO trash delay April 18 - 22, 2022

Patriots' Day - NO trash delay April 18 - 22, 2022

There will be NO trash delay April 18 - 22, 2022. Patriots' Day will not affect curbside trash and recycling schedule.

Shared from -> https://www.franklinma.gov/home/news/patriots-day-no-trash-delay-april-18th-22nd-2022

For a copy of the curbside flyer ->  https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif6896/f/uploads/franklin_program_guide_2021-2022_update.pdf

(Note, the next trash delay period is the week of Memorial Day)

Patriots' Day - NO trash delay April 18 - 22, 2022
Patriots' Day - NO trash delay April 18 - 22, 2022

Friday, December 31, 2021

Curbside Program Update - Anticipated delays in pickup today, to be carried over to pick up on Monday

31 December 2021

The Franklin DPW has been working with Waste Management throughout the pandemic to minimize disruption to the solid waste/single stream recycling curbside program. However, this week, Waste Management's collection team has been impacted by a severe increase in COVID related absences. At this time, it appears that 2-3 hours of Franklin's trash service will be left incomplete this week. Routes that are not completed today will resume on Monday. A map of the affected areas will be posted at the end of the day.
In the midst of the holiday season, the DPW and the Waste Management team are keenly aware of the unfortunate timing of this delay. It is always our goal to stay on track, and to ensure collection for trash and recycling occurs as scheduled. However, it must be noted that collection delays may occur from time-to-time, over the course of the next several weeks.
We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience this causes to the residents of Franklin. Rest assured that we are working all the angles to ensure each route is collected on its scheduled collection day.

Stay safe. -- Derek Adams Town of Franklin Department of Public Works Environmental Affairs


For more about the curbside pickup program visit their page

Updated with the maps of the areas affected (shared from Facebook)

A map of the affected areas will be posted at the end of the day 1
A map of the affected areas will be posted at the end of the day 1

A map of the affected areas will be posted at the end of the day 2
A map of the affected areas will be posted at the end of the day 2




Anticipated delays in pickup today, to be carried over to pick up on Monday
Anticipated delays in pickup today, to be carried over to pick up on Monday


Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Townwide Curb event - Sep 25-26

"Place all of your gently used or unwanted items on your curb and let the treasure hunting begin! 
Everyone would be responsible for removing any unwanted items from their curb after the event."
Shared from Facebook; follow the event for updates

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Reminder: Trash/Recycling Pickup delayed one day this week

Trash Delay September 6-10

one day off from the normal pickup schedule due to the Labor Day holiday on Monday


Franklin Residents: Trash Delayed by one day during week of September 6-10, 2021
Franklin Residents: Trash Delayed by one day during week of September 6-10, 2021

 

Sunday, May 30, 2021

Monday, March 22, 2021

Franklin Library reopens for in person hours on limited basis - Mar 22, 2021

We are pleased to announce that the Franklin Public Library will be re-opening for in-person hours beginning on Monday, March 22nd! 
 
Our hours will be as follows:
  -  Monday: 1 - 4 pm
  -  Tuesday 1 - 4 pm
  -  Wednesday 1 - 4 pm
  -  Thursday: 4 - 8 pm (Senior hour 3 - 4 pm)
  -  Friday 1 - 4 pm
  -  Saturday 1 - 4pm

Curbside services will continue
with pick up hours as follows:
 -   Monday - Thursday 10am - 8pm
 -   Friday - Saturday 10am - 5pm

All returns still must be placed in the outside book drop prior to entering the building. Items will continue to be quarantined for three days before they are checked in.

No donations are being accepted at this time. Please do not place them in the return bins, outside or inside the Library.

What's available:
 -   Browsing the stacks. Please limit your visit to 30 minutes maximum.
 -   Checking out items (Please use the self-check app or self-check computers)
 -   Logging into your account to pay late fees and lost materials with your credit card. Staff will not be handling cash at this time.
 -   WIFI access
 -   Public computer workstations (May be used for up to 60 minutes only)
 -   Printing, scanning, faxing, and photocopying. Please bring exact change. Staff will not be making change or handling cash.
 -   Museum passes (Please check with the museum prior to your visit. Further action may be necessary)

What is not available:
 -   Study rooms
 -   Meeting rooms
 -   Toys
 -   Children's play area
 -   Local history collection
 -   Restrooms. Please plan your visit accordingly.

Health & Safety Practices

All patrons entering the library will be required to do the following:
 -   Wear face coverings covering their nose and mouth at all times inside the Library
 -   Use remote services – phone, email, and curbside –if you cannot wear face coverings for medical reasons.
 -   Sanitize hands upon entering and complete the contact tracing form
 -   Practice social distancing
 -   Please remember to maintain a distance of at least six feet away from other patrons and staff

Library Programming
 - All programming will continue to be either virtual or take-and-make kits.
 
If you have any questions, please contact the Franklin Public Library at 508-520-4941 or at frkill@minlib.net .
 
Shared from Town of Franklin Library page:
Franklin Library reopens for in person hours on limited basis
Franklin Library reopens for in person hours on limited basis

Thursday, March 18, 2021

Town of Franklin, MA: Fire Dept serves over 250 meals at Senior Center

Town of Franklin, MA (@TOFranklinMA) tweeted on Wed, Mar 17, 2021:

"Our amazing team @FranklinMAfire served over 250 corned beef & cabbage meals at the @FranklinSrCntr today!
The annual event looked different this year, but there was still delicious food, Irish music & plenty of happy faces under the masks!
Thank you to everyone who contributed! "
https://t.co/txXMRMtKNx
 
 
Town of Franklin, MA: Fire Dept serves over 250 meals at Senior Center
Town of Franklin, MA: Fire Dept serves over 250 meals at Senior Center


Monday, February 1, 2021

Parking Ban & Curbside Trash/Recycling Pick-Up - 2/01/21

Parking Ban & Curbside Trash/Recycling Pick-Up 2/1/21

Due to the impending snow storm, there will be a full parking ban from 4 pm today through tomorrow morning.

If your trash is not picked up today, it will be picked up tomorrow.

Stay safe!


Parking Ban & Curbside Trash/Recycling Pick-Up - 2/01/21
Parking Ban & Curbside Trash/Recycling Pick-Up - 2/01/21


Saturday, January 30, 2021

Franklin Public Library: February 2021 - News & Events

Franklin Public Library February 2021 News & Events

Library News

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Franklin Public Library is currently closed to the public. Curbside Pickup is available Monday through Thursday, 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., and Friday and Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the vestibule of the entrance at the top of the parking lot ramp. Library Staff are available by phone (508-520-4941) and email (frkill@minlib.net) 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. Sunday hours are not available at this time.

The Library will be closed and Curbside Pickup will not be available on Monday, February 15 for Presidents Day.

No donations are being accepted at this time. Please do not place them in the return bins or outside the building.

Friends of the Franklin Library

Library staff would like to thank the Friends of the Franklin Library for their incredibly generous donation of $4000 to the Library. This gift will be used to fund programming for children, teens, and adults.

New Materials

Check out the list of new books, movies, and music added to the Library's collection in the last month!

https://www.franklinma.gov/franklin-public-library/pages/new-materials

Curbside Printing

The Franklin Public Library is now offering Curbside Printing! Send your document as an email attachment to the following email address: frkill@minlib.net .

In the email subject line, in all caps, type: CURBSIDE PRINTING

  • Can only be printed on 8.5 x 11 or 8.5 x 14 inch paper
  • Can only be printed in black and white
  • Must be ten pages or less
  • Limit of one print job per week
  • Must be Microsoft Office compatible or standard PDF format
  • Single sided pages only
  • For Franklin residents only
  • You will receive an email when your document is ready for pick up
  • This is a free service

Staff members cannot alter your print job in any way prior to printing. Please carefully check the print preview option on your computer or personal device before submitting our document.

Privacy information: Please do not send print jobs that contain private or sensitive information. Your document will be placed in an envelope, but it will be left for pickup in the Curbside Pickup area – this area is open to the general public.

Have some questions about this service? Send an email to frkill@minlib.net . In the subject line, type CURBSIDE PRINTING QUESTION.

Book & Movie Bundles for Kids and Adults

Miss browsing the stacks? Looking for some book or movie recommendations? Help is here! Introducing Book & Movie Bundles! Fill out a form indicating your preferences, and Library staff will customize a bundle of five items just for you. Once your bundle is ready, you will receive an email that it is available in our Curbside Pickup area. To get started, visit the Franklin Public Library's website https://www.franklinma.gov/franklin-public-library/pages/book-movie-bundles .

Programs for Children and Teens

Weekly Virtual Events for Kids!

Wake Up Wiggles! Mondays @10:30AM on Facebook Live!

Virtual Dungeons & Dragons! Mondays @3:30PM

email mgousie@minlib.net for more details!

Zoom Tummy Time for Babies! Tuesdays @9:30AM

          email Miss Caleigh at ckeating@minlib.net to register for Tummy Time!

Zoom Toe Tapping Tuesdays! (Super Silly Dance Class for Ages 2+!) Tuesdays @4:00PM

          email Miss Bree at bcomeau@minlib.net to register for Cool Cruisers!

Bookworm Bounce! Thursdays @4:00PM on Facebook Live!

Virtual Dungeons & Dragons! Mondays @ 3:30PM

Kids Ages 7-15! Join us each week for virtual D&D on Roll20.net! Then join a community of gamers for fun on FPL's own Discord Server! "Chairs" are open for New Players and Dungeon Masters are always in demand! Email mgousie@minlib.net for more details!

Teen Advisory Board, 2nd Wednesday of the Month on Zoom @6:30PM!

Teens! Want to get involved at the library from a distance? Join us as we plan teen-centric events, book displays, revamp our website and more! The perfect way to earn community service hours remotely! Email ckeating@minlib.net to get involved!

Girls Who Code!

Grades 3-5 Friday Feb. 5th & 19th @ 3:00PMGirls Who Code

A Coding club for grades 3-5. We are bringing back G.W.C. at the Franklin Public Library! Learn to Code, Join a community, and Share your passions. All kids interested are welcome! Email mgousie@minlib.net for more details!

 

Grades 6-12 Friday Feb. 5th & 19th @ 4:00PM

A Coding club for grades 6-12. We are bringing back G.W.C. at the Franklin Public Library! Learn to Code, Join a community, and Share your passions. All teens interested are welcome! Email mgousie@minlib.net for more details!

 

Special Programs for Families

Take and Make: Chinese New Year Dragon Puppets!Take and make dragon puppets

Starting Saturday, February 1st, stop by the library between 10:00am-7:00pm and call the children's room (508-520-4941 ext. 2) to pick up your very own Dragon Puppet Kit! Kits include supplies and instructions for making a charming Dragon Puppet to celebrate Chinese New Year! This year is the Year of the Ox! SUPPLIES ARE LIMITED! Dragon Puppet Kits will be distributed on a first come first serve basis!

 

Black History Month Book Bingo!Black History Month Bingo

Celebrate Black History Month with a special reading challenge! We've got a special BINGO board with reading prompts relating to Black historical figure, authors and illustrators!  Complete BINGO in any direction in order to receive a prize! Special prizes will be available for anyone who completes their entire board! Find the Bingo Board in the library vestibule or on our website starting February 1st, and email your titles to ckeating@minlib.net! All entries must be received by Sunday, February 28th!

 

Zoom Cooking Class for families with Miss Sandhya! Saturday February 13th, 1:00PMZoom Cooking Class for Kids

Join Miss Sandhya of Sandhya's Kitchen for a special zoom cooking class for kids and their grown-ups! To register for the class and receive the zoom link, email Caleigh at ckeating@minlib.net!

 

 

 

 

Take and Make: Slime!Take and make Slime Kits

Starting Saturday, February 13th, stop by the library between 10:00am-7:30pm and call the children's room (508-520-4941 ext. 2) to pick up your very own Slime Making Kit! Kits include supplies and instructions for making your very own slime, with glue and liquid starch! The perfect vacation week craft! SUPPLIES ARE LIMITED! Slime Kits will be distributed on a first come first serve basis!

 

February StoryWalk at DelCarte Reservation!February Story Walk

Starting Saturday, February 13th, the Franklin Recreation Department and the Franklin Public Library are teaming up again for a cozy StoryWalk on the trail! The StoryWalk will be up until mid-March, so you have plenty of time to enjoy the story, while social distancing!

 

 

Teen Zoom Murder Mystery Party! Wednesday, February 17th @6:00PM

Teens! Join us on Zoom for a teen-centric virtual soiree, as we celebrate February vacation week with a 1920s, Gatsby themed interactive mystery! To register and receive the zoom link, please email ckeating@minlib.net!

Make with Miss Mitzi Craft Class: Hand Warmers! Saturday February 27th, 1:00PM

Join Miss Mitzi for a special zoom crafting class! She will be teaching us how to sew our own heart-shaped hand warmers! To register for the class and receive the zoom link, email Mitzi at mgousie@minlib.net!

Adults

Love in All its Forms: A Valentine's Reading and Performance, Wednesday, February 10, 7:00 p.m.Love in all its forms

Love in All its Forms will feature four local authors reading and performing original works spanning literally all forms of love: gay, straight, undecided, male, female, cringe-inducing, heart-warming, humorous, pathetic, vanilla and not-so-much, millennial and middle-aged, romantic and platonic.

The New England Indie Authors Collective will present their latest work on the modern state of love. The Zoom event will include time for a Q&A. Authors will include Jenny Pivor, Judah Leblang, Jason M. Rubin, and Randy Ross. To register, please visit https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUqf-yvqDopHNGUcKO_rtyzEOrzgSC... .

 

Roots of Black Music in America presented by Karlus Trapp, Wednesday, February 17, 7:00 p.m.

The Roots of Black Music in America

Karlus Trapp's delightful, educational, and entertaining presentation "The Roots of Black Music in America" is a 100 year journey back through time to hear, experience anew, and learn about the music of America's black musical giants. It is a joyful show that encourages and comes alive through audience participation and interaction with singing, dancing, call and response and percussion playing. Please be warned: If you view this show, you may find yourself uncontrollably smiling, singing or humming for hours afterward.

To register for this Zoom program, please visit https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUudO-uqzMsHNKi6AUaGVu1mkziEz0... .

Take-And-Make Craft for Adults: Embroidery Kit

Embroidery Kits

In a collaboration with the Franklin Mill Store, the Franklin Public Library is now offering Take-And-Make craft kits for adults! The project for January is embroidery kits. The embroidery kits include everything you need to create your own hand embroidered hoop. The pattern design is pre-printed on 100% cotton fabric, so there's no need for transferring or tracing. Just pop the fabric in the hoop, thread your needle, and start stitching!
These make easy and wonderful gifts. Embroidery is a great way to slow down, get cozy, and get crafty. Each kit contains: pre-printed (in color) fabric pattern, coordinating embroidery floss, needle, wooden hoop(s), full color card with image on front and stitching notes on back, a 'getting started with hand embroidery' guide and instructional how-to for basic stitches. The finished design is sized to fit nicely in a 6" hoop.

Kits are available to the first 35 Franklin residents to register, and will be placed in Curbside Pickup. To register, please contact Assistant Library Director Kim Shipala at 508-520-4941, or email kshipala@minlib.net .

 

Franklin Public Library Book Club, Tuesday, February 23, 7:00 p.m.

Book Club

The book for discussion is Such a Fun Age, by Kiley Reid.

Alix Chamberlain is a woman who gets what she wants and has made a living, with her confidence-driven brand, showing other women how to do the same. So she is shocked when her babysitter, Emira Tucker, is confronted while watching the Chamberlains' toddler one night, walking the aisles of their local high-end supermarket. The store's security guard, seeing a young black woman out late with a white child, accuses Emira of kidnapping two-year-old Briar. A small crowd gathers, a bystander films everything, and Emira is furious and humiliated. Alix resolves to make things right. But Emira herself is aimless, broke, and wary of Alix's desire to help. At twenty-five, she is about to lose her health insurance and has no idea what to do with her life. When the video of Emira unearths someone from Alix's past, both women find themselves on a crash course that will upend everything they think they know about themselves, and each other. With empathy and piercing social commentary, Such a Fun Age explores the stickiness of transactional relationships, what it means to make someone "family," the complicated reality of being a grown up, and the consequences of doing the right thing for the wrong reason.

To reserve a copy of the book or for more information, please contact Assistant Library Director Kim Shipala at kshipala@minlib.net . To register, please visit https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcsf-yrrDIuGNZUG2MU5BiraLtGa3d... .

 

Online Resources

Even though we are closed to the public, the Library still has so much to offer! Here are updates and information regarding the Library's services during this closure:

Shared from the Town of Franklin page

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

67 Degrees Brewing HOME DELIVERY (weekly) IS ON!!

Email from 67 Degrees announces:

Orders can be placed daily on our Webstore (https://commerce.arryved.com/location/BEPyvnP6).  

Delivery orders placed after 2 pm on the same delivery day will be delivered on the next zone schedule.  

67 Degrees Brewing HOME DELIVERY IS ON!!
67 Degrees Brewing HOME DELIVERY (weekly) IS ON!!

Enjoy Beer, Family, and Friends

Cheers!!

visit 67 Degrees online via their web page -> https://www.67degreesbrewing.com/

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Franklin Public Library: December 2020 News & Events

Library News

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Franklin Public Library is currently closed to the public. Curbside Pickup is available Monday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the vestibule of the entrance at the top of the parking lot ramp. Library Staff are available by phone (508-520-4941) and email (frkill@minlib.net) Monday through Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sunday hours are not available at this time.

The Library will be closed and Curbside Pickup will not be available on December 25-27, 2020 and January 1-3, 2021. The Library will be closing at 2:00 p.m. on December 24th & December 31st.

No donations are being accepted at this time. Please do not place them in the return bins or outside the building.

Curbside Pickup

Not sure how Curbside Pickup works? Unsure how to return your materials? Follow these steps to get started!

https://www.franklinma.gov/franklin-public-library/pages/curbside-pickup

How to Get a Library Card While the Library is Closed

Apply for a Minuteman Library Card Online! Your card allows you to place requests and provides access to our online resources.

https://www.franklinma.gov/franklin-public-library/pages/get-library-card

Curbside Printing

The Franklin Public Library is now offering Curbside Printing! Library staff will now print black and white documents up to ten pages in length free of charge. Send your file to frkill@minlib.net . Your document will be printed and placed in a sealed envelope for your privacy. Once you have been notified that your document is ready, pick it up under your last name on the Cubside Pickup carts in the glass vestibule at the top of the parking lot ramp. For documents over ten pages or in color, please email frkill@minlib.net for further information.

New Materials

See the latest additions to the Franklin Public Library's collection of books, movies, and music for all ages!

https://www.franklinma.gov/franklin-public-library/pages/new-materials

Programs for Children and Teens

Weekly Virtual Events for Kids!

  • Wake Up Wiggles! Mondays 10:30AM on Facebook Live!
  • Zoom Tummy Time for Babies! Tuesdays @9:30AM
    email Miss Caleigh at ckeating@minlib.net to register for Tummy Time!
  • Zoom Toe Tapping Tuesdays! (Super Silly Dance Class for Ages 2+!) Tuesdays @4:00PM
    email Miss Bree at bcomeau@minlib.net to register for Cool Cruisers!
  • Bookworm Bounce! Thursdays @4:00PM on Facebook Live!

Teen Advisory Board, 2nd Wednesday of the Month on Zoom @7:30PM!

Teens! Want to get involved at the library from a distance? Join us as we plan teen-centric events, book displays, revamp our website and more! The perfect way to earn community service hours remotely! Email ckeating@minlib.net to get involved!

Special Programs for Families

Winter StoryWalk at DelCarte Reservation!Winter Story Walk

The Franklin Recreation Department and the Franklin Public Library are teaming up again for a cozy winter StoryWalk at DelCarte Reservation! Bundle up, mask up, and check out this season's story, Got  to Get To Bear's! by Brian Lies! The StoryWalk will be up from early December to mid-January!

Zoom Cooking Class: Holiday Cupcakes! Saturday December 19th, 1:00 p.m.Holiday Cupcake Class

Join Miss Sandhya of Sandhya's Kitchen for a special zoom cooking class for kids and their grown-ups! We will be making holiday themed cupcakes! To register and receive the recipe and zoom link, please email ckeating@minlib.net!

 

 

 

 

Teen Noon Year's Eve Mystery Party! December 31st, 12:00 p.m.

Join us on Zoom for a teen-centric celebration, as we ring in 2021 with an interactive mystery! To register and receive the zoom link, please email ckeating@minlib.net!

 

Adults

Kitchen Table Art Workshop: Secret Pockets, Sunday, December 6, 3:00 p.m.Secret Pockets

Got a secret? Secret Pockets are collage card creations that become secret pockets for more images, messages, quotes, and treasures, keepsakes and whatever else you might like. They can be created as intuition or inspiration cards, as mini-diaries, or artists' trading cards – the possibilities are endless. This workshop is for adult and young adult artists and non-artists, no experience needed. A limited number of kits containing materials and tools to be used in the workshop will be available for pick up curbside at the library. More info and registration at www.thecreativitycurator.com. Please register early if you would like to receive one of the kits since quantities are limited. Priority for Franklin residents. Registrants who don't receive a kit will be provided with a supply list to assemble their own. Contact Jacqueline Burke Volpe thecreativitycurator@gmail.com .

 

Finding Easy Walks Wherever You Are with Marjorie Turner Hollman,Wednesday, December 9, 7:00 p.m.Finding Easy Walks

Getting outdoors can be exciting and challenging. For some, it's especially challenging. You, or those you love, may have health and/or mobility issues that preclude venturing onto rocky or rooty trails. Your children may have special needs. You may have toddlers, or older parents who can no longer venture onto the demanding trails they used to.

If you are like many these days, you are spending a lot more time outdoors. Getting out on trails has taken on new appeal. But do you worry about finding a safe place to park when you consider visiting a local trail? What are the best clothes to wear? Things to bring with you? Regardless of your challenges, the outdoors is not off-limits.

"How do you find all these trails?" Finding Easy Walks Wherever You Are is the answer. You'll learn how to discover Easy Walks when visiting a new area, find new places to walk nearby as well, and so much more. Author Marjorie Turner Hollman loves the outdoors, and has completed three guides to Easy Walking trails in Massachusetts. With limited mobility, she uses hiking poles when heading outdoors. She has been published in local, regional, and national publications. For more information, please visit https://marjorieturner.com/easy-walks/ .

To register for this Zoom program, please visit https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEkfu6tqz8vH9WgKXxj1R0STVp13y6...

 

Franklin Public Library Book Club, Tuesday, December 22, 7:00 p.m.Born A Crime

The book for discussion is Born a Crime, by Trevor Noah.

Trevor Noah's unlikely path from apartheid South Africa to the desk of The Daily Show began with a criminal act: his birth. Trevor was born to a white Swiss father and a black Xhosa mother at a time when such a union was punishable by five years in prison. Living proof of his parents' indiscretion, Trevor was kept mostly indoors for the earliest years of his life, bound by the extreme and often absurd measures his mother took to hide him from a government that could, at any moment, steal him away. Finally liberated by the end of South Africa's tyrannical white rule, Trevor and his mother set forth on a grand adventure, living openly and freely and embracing the opportunities won by a centuries-long struggle.

Born a Crime is the story of a mischievous young boy who grows into a restless young man as he struggles to find himself in a world where he was never supposed to exist. It is also the story of that young man's relationship with his fearless, rebellious, and fervently religious mother--his teammate, a woman determined to save her son from the cycle of poverty, violence, and abuse that would ultimately threaten her own life.

To reserve a copy of the book or for more information, please contact Assistant Library Director Kim Shipala at kshipala@minlib.net . To register, please visit  https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEscuqupjgoGd0XAfQuUAIIChGwkzL...  .

Online Resources

Even though we are closed to the public, the Library still has so much to offer! Here are updates and information regarding the Library's services during this closure:


Sunday, November 8, 2020

Franklin Public Library: Curbside Pickup

How it works:
  • Place a hold in the Minuteman Library Network catalog https://find.minlib.net
  • Wait for a notification (email, text, phone call)
  • Pick up your items at the Library Monday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the glass vestibule entrance at the top of the ramp.
  • Items are filed by your last name on book carts
  • Your items are already checked out to you, just bring them home!
  • Prefer to make a request by phone? Give us a call between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday at 508-520-4941. We can place up to five holds per phone call.
Returns:
  • Please return items in the return slots at the top of the ramp, to the left of the glass doors.
  • To return an oversized item, call the Circulation Desk during Curbside Pickup hours and a staff person will meet you at the door to accept the item.
  • Please call the Circulation Desk with any questions, or if you have mobility issues: 508-520-4941. 
 
Download a copy of this for reference
 
Franklin Public Library: Curbside Pickup
Franklin Public Library: Curbside Pickup


Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Senior Center - Curbside Cafe Menu for August

The August menu for curbside pickup at the Senior Center is shown here. 

You can order online or call


A Safe, No Contact, Curbside Lunch Pick-Up for anyone who's been alive since the Eisenhower Administration :). 

Please Order by 9:00 AM for same day pick-up. (After 9, Call 508-520-4945) 

When Picking up, please stay in your vehicle and wear a mask. We will place your order in your trunk or backseat, while practicing safe distancing at all times. 

If you do not have transportation, Dial-A-Ride may be able to assist you. Call: 800-698-7676 for details. 

This program is funded by a grant from the MetroWest Health Foundation and generous support of the Franklin Council on Aging. Meals are offered at a subsidized rate of $2.00 ea. and will be billed monthly. 

Let us know if you or anyone in your party has food allergies. 

Please call our Social Service Coordinator if you are in need of any additional food assistance. 

Curbside pick up Located at The Franklin Senior Center 10 Daniel McCahill St. Franklin MA, 02038 Phone: 508-520-4945

Shared from the Town of Franklin page  https://www.franklinma.gov/Curb


Senior Center - Curbside Cafe Menu for August
Senior Center - Curbside Cafe Menu for August

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Franklin Library: Curbside Pickup Update July 28

Library Curbside Pickup - Update July 28

We're making changes to our curbside pickup so that you can pick up your items comfortably in all kinds of weather! 

Starting today at 10 AM, curbside pickup will be in the vestibule of our new entrance at the top of the ramp! 

You'll be able to grab your items from this spot going forward! As a reminder, pickup is from 10 AM-4:30 PM!

Franklin Library: Curbside Pickup Update July 28
Franklin Library: Curbside Pickup Update July 28

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

In the News: cocktails to go legislation signed; police chiefs object to police reform drafts in House/Senate

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:
"Gov. Charlie Baker on Monday afternoon signed a pair of bills that will update the state’s approach to mosquito control and allow restaurants to sell sealed containers of mixed drinks with their takeout and delivery food orders. 
Lawmakers sent Baker those two bills on Thursday, along with a $1 billion supplemental budget that focuses on spending related to the state’s COVID-19 response. That spending bill (H 4808) remains on Baker’s desk, and he has until Sunday to act on it. 
“While many mom and pop establishments have been able to slowly reopen in recent weeks, they still face significant challenges in their efforts to retain employees and pay their bills,” said State Sen. Diana DiZoglio, who filed the legislation. “According to our local, family owned and operated restaurants, these measures could help them generate thousands of dollars a month and would greatly assist them in paying utility bills and rent.” 
The new to-go cocktails law (S 2812) is aimed at helping restaurants generate additional revenue while their operations are restricted amid the COVID-19 crisis. It follows an April law that allowed restaurants to sell beer and wine alongside takeout and delivery, and restaurants will now be able to sell limited quantities of beer, wine and mixed drinks for off-premises consumption through February 2021 or until the COVID-19 state of emergency is lifted, whichever comes later."
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https://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20200721/cocktails-to-go-and-mosquito-bills-become-law-in-massachusetts?rssfeed=true


"For years, Massachusetts police chiefs say, they’ve been ignored by state lawmakers. Now, police say legislators are threatening their safety - and the safety of the public — through proposed police reform measures. 
“Law enforcement in Massachusetts is under attack by a liberal element that wants to bring shame (to police officers) that none of us understand,” said Hampden Police Chief Jeff Farnsworth, president of the Massachusetts Police Chiefs Association, on Tuesday. Massachusetts police have been leading the way in model police standards in the United States for years – but those efforts haven’t been acknowledged by legislators, he said. 
“As leaders, we can stand here today and tell you, the legislation will not make us safer,” Farnsworth said. 
Farnsworth was joined by nearly 100 of the state’s 351 police chiefs Tuesday morning in Framingham to criticize two police reform bills that were recently moved by the Senate and House. The chiefs urged Gov. Charlie Baker and state legislators to work with police on the legislation instead of cutting them out of the conversation."
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https://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20200721/mass-police-chiefs-criticize-lawmakers-on-rushing-police-reform-bills?rssfeed=true

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Franklin Public Library: curbside pickup hours changed slightly

We adjusted the hours slightly, so now Curbside Pickup is available 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM Monday through Saturday!

Franklin Public Library: curbside pickup hours changed slightly
Franklin Public Library: curbside pickup hours changed slightly

Franklin radar picked up via Twitter
https://twitter.com/FrkPublicLib/status/1285284490475175937?s=09

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Franklin Residents: Curbside Pickup Updates at the Franklin Public Library


Curbside Pickup Updates at the Franklin Public Library

Curbside Pickup Updates! Patrons can place holds online or by phone. When placing holds by phone, there is a limit of five holds per call. 

Inter Library Loan is now available! You are able to place holds on items throughout the Minuteman Library Network. Search our catalog at find.minlib.net

Once you receive a text or email that your items are ready, visit the Library at the School Street entrance between 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM. Monday through Saturday to pick them up! 

In the event of rain, items will be available under an awning near the door. The Library will still be closed to the public, but staff will be available to answer questions by phone and email 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM Monday through Saturday. Please call us at 508-520-4941.

Starting Monday, July 13, Curbside Pickup hours will be extended to 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday through Saturday. Additionally, staff will be available by phone 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday through Saturday.

Franklin Residents: Curbside Pickup Updates at the Franklin Public Library
Franklin Residents: Curbside Pickup Updates at the Franklin Public Library

Monday, June 29, 2020

"Social distancing has fundamentally challenged the way libraries across the MetroWest region operate"

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:

"Nearly every library has needed to similarly adapt to changing demands - particularly in children’s departments. 
Summer reading and summer programming helps serve as vital educational supplements to maintain learning out of school, Caleigh Keating, youth services librarian at the Franklin Town Library, said. Children’s departments are often one of the busiest sections of the library and serve a vital role in the community. 
As a result, Franklin has begun offering more virtual events than ever before, such as storytime sessions, book clubs, and “Dungeons and Dragons” sessions, and has started promoting novel software, such as Beanstack, to track reading logs. Additionally, the Franklin Town Library has sent weekly packets with activities including arts and crafts and STEAM projects so children can continue learning at home. 
Though she misses seeing her patrons, Keating said offering more online events has helped the library better fit parent schedules, encouraging increased family participation."
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https://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20200628/region-wide-libraries-are-changing-how-where-and-when-they-offer-services-during-coronavirus-pandemic

The Franklin Public Library has a resource page focused on service for this pandemic period  https://sites.google.com/view/toflibrarycovid19resources/home

Franklin Public Library has a resource page
Franklin Public Library has a resource page