Franklin Library

The Franklin Public Library in Franklin, MA is historically significant because it is credited with being the first public library in the United States!

Beautiful melding of old and new

The Library was renovated and received a multi-story addition in 2017.

Yet the grace and charm of the original part of the Library, dating back to 1904, was scrupulously retained.

Videos of the Franklin Public Library

The above videos show just how modern and beautiful the Library is.

Lots to offer

The Library has a collection of over 87,000 items available for public use in the library or for circulation.  Included in this collection are print and audio books, DVD and VCR format movies, music CDs, video games, and subscriptions to over 200 magazines and newspapers.  All free to library cardholders!  The Library is a member of Minuteman Library Network.

This allows Franklin cardholders to obtain materials (both print and in electronic format) from many other libraries in the eastern Massachusetts region.

The posts below will introduce you to the interesting history of the Franklin Public Library, the beautiful structure it calls home, and some of the invaluable services Library performs for the Franklin, MA community.

November 27, 2017

Franklin MA Public Library looking great after expansion, renovation

The $10.5M renovation and expansion project at the Franklin Public Library in Franklin, MA has the library looking great, inside and out! The construction project added […]
October 29, 2016

Renovation, addition to Franklin Town Library taking shape

The $10m renovation and construction project at the Franklin Public Library in Franklin, MA is making progress!  The steel framework of the new addition is up […]
May 2, 2016

Franklin Library opens at temporary home

The Franklin Public Library has opened at its new temporary home at 25 Kenwood Circle, Franklin, MA. The Library will be at the new facility on […]
April 8, 2016

Franklin Library moving to temporary new home

The Franklin Town Library will be closed  for the next 3 weeks as it moves to a temporary location in a local industrial park.  The move […]
June 15, 2014

New way to get free movies, TV shows, music from Franklin Public Library

Have a Franklin, MA library card? If you do, you now have free access to thousands of movies, television shows, music files and audiobooks on your […]
May 13, 2013
Franklin MA Touch a Truck

Where can you have fun with the kids and stock up on great bargains too?

Looking for some free family fun? And would scoring super bargains on books and movies help satisfy your family’s summer entertainment needs? Then head over to […]
July 24, 2011

Live animals Wednesday at Franklin Public Library

Looking for something fun to do with the kids?  There are two live animal exhibitions for children coming up this Wednesday afternoon 1PM and 2 PM […]
April 26, 2011

Save money by downloading free eBooks from your MA public library

If your local public library is part of the Minuteman Network in Massachusetts, you can now borrow books digitally.  So long as you have a library […]
October 9, 2010

Book sale to benefit Franklin MA Public Library is Saturday October 16

The Friends of the Franklin Library will hold its semi-annual book sale Saturday, October 16 from 9:00 AM to 4:00pm. The sale takes place at the Franklin […]
May 9, 2010

Striking new reading room at Franklin, MA Public Library

If you haven’t visited Franklin’s Public Library recently, you’re in for an eye opening experience: there’s a simply beautiful new reading room on the library’s lower […]
March 12, 2010

Franklin, MA Library offers lots of fun for young children

Young children will enjoy visiting the Public Library in Franklin, Massachusetts.  In addition to an attractive and well-stocked children’s room, the Library offers plenty of activities […]
March 25, 2009

How Museum Pass Programs Can Help You

Many public libraries in Massachusetts sponsor museum pass programs.  These pass programs are a very valuable public benefit you should know about.  They allow users to […]
February 8, 2009

Franklin, MA Public Library

The Franklin Public Library in Franklin, MA is historically significant because it is credited with being the first public library in the United States! The Library […]
February 8, 2009

Children’s Room Franklin Public Library

The Library has a first-class Children’s Room featuring a comprehensive collection of books, magazines, video games, and DVD movies. There are always charming decorations throughout the Children’s […]
February 8, 2009

1st Public Library in America

The Franklin Public Library in Franklin, MA is generally recognized as the first public library in the United States. The Franklin Collection of books formed the […]
February 8, 2009

The Franklin Collection of Books

The original collection of books for the Franklin Public Library in Franklin, MA came as a gift from the famous US statesman, scientist and patriot Benjamin […]
February 8, 2009

Exterior of the Franklin Public Library

The building that houses the Franklin Public Library in Franklin, MA was built in 1904.  The impressive structure was constructed and decorated in the style of […]
February 7, 2009

Interior of the Franklin Public Library

The interior of the Franklin Public Library in Franklin, MA is finished in marble, mahogany and bronze and sumptuously graced by murals by Tommaso Juglaris and […]
February 7, 2009

Free Videos at the Franklin Public Library

Sick and tired of paying rental fees for movies?  You can borrow movies in DVD and VHS format at the Franklin Public Library – free! The […]
February 7, 2009

Free Museum Passes Franklin Library

Another great benefit offered by the Franklin Public Library in Franklin, MA is the museum pass program. Franklin residents are allowed to borrow membership passes to […]
February 7, 2009

Friends of the Franklin Library

The Friends of the Franklin Library in Franklin, MA advocate for and financially support the Franklin Public Library through book sales and annual membership dues. The […]