Starting Tuesday, October 27th, the library will be open for browsing. It will no longer be 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 as of October 27th. 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. 



Beginning Tuesday, October 6th

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.


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 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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