Starting Tuesday, July 14, the library will be open for browsing BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. We will continue to offer curbside pickup.  Browsing hours are: Tuesdays and Thursdays 9-12 and 1-5 and Wednesday evenings from 7-9. (Note the change in day of the week for evenings.)  To make an appointment to browse, call us at: 607-829-2941 or email us at fr.ill@4cls.org.  You must wear a face mask and use the hand sanitizer in the lobby before entering the building.

 

Computer and printer access

Starting on Tuesday June 30, patrons will have access to our computers, printers, and fax machines.  Use is BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Email us at fr.ill@4cls.org or call us at 829-2941. Computers will be available on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10-2.  Use is limited to 20 minutes . To enter the library, you must wear a mask and use the hand sanitizer in the lobby.  These rules, along with the time limit, will be strictly enforced.

 

CURBSIDE PICKUP

Curbside pickup now includes books from other libraries.  We will call you and arrange a  time for you to pick up your books. Books checked out now will have usual 3 week due date.

BOOK DROP REOPENS

Our book drop box will be reopening on Monday June 8, 2020.  Please return your books there.  Due dates remain August 1.

SUMMER READING

Due to the corona virus, there are some changes to our summer reading program.  We will not be offering live performances.  We will, however, offer read and create packs for our young patrons.  Each pack will contain 2 books, fun activities, and craft supplies.

Hoopla is Here

Use your library card to download e books, movies, music,  and audio books.  Go  to hoopladigital.com and set up a free account.

Virtual Library Cards

If you do not have a library card, you can get a temporary virtual library card from Four County Library System.  Log on to: 4cls.org and click on the link f or a virtu

 

Free Books, DVDs & Puzzles!

On nice days, on the porch of the library, there will be a tub of books & DVDs and another tub of puzzles. Feel free to browse through the boxes and take some home! Please read the instructions on the box thoroughly to help keep the public safe. Enjoy!

 

Download E-Books and Magazines

You can use your library card to download e-books and magazines.  You can get the free apps Libby and Overdrive to download books, To download magazines, go to 4cls.org and click on the Flipster box.

Fun Sites for Kids

Here is a list of fun, educational and free websites for children:

Funbrain.com

PBSKids.org

Bedtimemath.org

kids.nationalgeographic.com

www.daybydaynysp.org -This site is through New York State libraries. It offers a different story every day.

ABCMouse.com-(Free thirty day trial)

 

We hope  that all our patrons are well and look forward to seeing you again when things get back to normal.

For latest updates concerning the library go to this page or our Facebook page.

 

VOLUNTEER AT THE FRANKLIN FREE LIBRARY

If you are looking for  something fun to do in your spare time, the Franklin Free Library can always use volunteers.  If you are interested please call 607-829-2941 or email us at fr.ill@4cls.org.

PATRON RECOMMENDED BOOKS

Ever wonder what what to read next?  We have a chart where patrons recommend books they loved.  Check it out and add you own favorite to the chart.

NEW THINGS AT THE LIBRARY

  • Check out our new books.   Xina and Wendy are always ordering newly released books. Look for them on designated shelves!
  • Did you know we have the NY Times on our computers?
  •  We now have DVD’s our patrons can borrow.  You can check out three dvds at a  time.

 

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