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  You must wear a face mask and use the hand sanitizer in the lobby before entering the building.



Franklin Free Library

Board meeting via Zoom on September 17th @ 1:00pm

The public is welcome to attend. Please contact us at;

(607) 829-2941 or email:  

and we will send you the invitation.


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.


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


Use your library card to download e books, movies, music,  and audio books.  Go  to 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: and click on the link f or a virtu


Free Books, DVDs & Puzzles!

On the porch of the library, there will be a tub of books & DVDs and another tub of puzzles and discarded magazines. 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 and click on the Flipster box.

Fun Sites for Kids

Here is a list of fun, educational and free websites for children: -This site is through New York State libraries. It offers a different story every day. 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.



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


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.


  • 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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