The library is now open for browsing. It is not necessary to make an appointment to come in. However, we do recommend calling ahead of time, to be sure the library is at a safe capacity. We will only allow 3 patrons at a time for browsing.  We will continue to offer curbside pickup if desired.

Please Note! Our new hours are: Tuesdays; 9am -12pm & 1pm – 5pm  Wednesday; 3pm-7pm (NEW!) Thursday; 9am-12pm & 1pm- 5pm

Contact 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.

Note to our patrons; Due to books having to be quarantined once they have been returned, you may receive emails saying they are overdue. Please disregard. All fines will be forgiven. 

May be an image of bird and text that says 'BIRD Watching Program Wednesday April 21 at 7:00 PM Join Charles Scheim from the Delaware Otsego County Audubon Society for a zoom presentation on birding. If you are new to bird watching, or just want to brush up your skills, this program is for you! Email the Franklin Free Library at to be placed on the zoom invitation list.'

Hey Students!

From 3pm-5pm on Tuesdays and Wednesdays The Franklin Free Library  is offering indoor space for students who might benefit from accessing our free Wi-Fi. Questions? Contact us at (607) 829-2941 or email; 

*Younger students must be accompanied by an adult.

All safety precautions will be in place. Masks required.


Winter Days: Let’s Celebrate Art!

Once a month from January 19th through April 13th, The Franklin Free Library is hosting a “take-home” program for kids ages 2-8. Through these days, when the arts have taken a hit due to the pandemic, it is important to encourage awareness of the arts in the minds of children. For this project, we chose to celebrate artists whose birthday’s fall within the month. It may be a painter, a musician, a dancer, a sculptor, a photographer, a composer, etc. There are many means of artistic expression!



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.


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 virtual library card.

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.


  • 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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