February Library Hours
The Franklin Public Library will be closed on Monday, February 17 for Presidents Day. The Library’s regular hours are Monday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Sunday, 1:30-5:00 p.m.
Programs for Children and Teens
Move Along. 10:30 a.m. For ages 0 – 5 years
This thirty minute program features music, movement, stories, and other interactive activities to encourage social skills and promote early literacy! Parents and caregivers are welcome and encouraged to participate. No registration is required! Join us immediately after for an informal playgroup with toys and books for children who are accompanied by an adult. Connect with other parents and let little ones interact with one another!
Dungeons and Dragons Club for Kids! Monday Afternoons, 3:30-5:00 p.m.
Kids ages 7-13 are invited to join us for a weekly Dungeons and Dragons Club! Dungeons and Dragons, also known as D&D, is one of the most complex tabletop games in history. The library will supply dice, rule books, and blank character sheets! We will be using the 5th edition books and rules. (Dungeon Masters must be ages 12 and up) Email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up!
Cool Cruisers: a Playgroup for crawlers and early walkers! 9:30 a.m.
Babies who have graduated from tummy time and are scooting all over the place are welcome to this playgroup just for them! We recognize that fun age of exploring is very different from their first few months, so join us for a special playgroup just for this exciting time!
Get Ready for Kindergarten. 10:30 a.m. For ages 3 – 5.
This 45 minute program featuring stories, songs, activities, and crafts will help prepare your children for preschool and kindergarten. Parents and caregivers can attend with their child if they wish. No registration is required.
Toe-Tapping Tuesdays! 4:00 p.m. (2-4)
Let’s play some music and get those little toes grooving! Join us for an introductory class into creative movement using basic ballet moves and props. From tip toeing, twirling and skipping to jumping and tapping, we will have fun learning to move to the music while building coordination and confidence.
Terrific Toddlers. 10:30 a.m. For ages 18 months to 3 years.
Enjoy thirty minutes of interactive stories, songs, and activities for families and children from 18mo to age 3. No registration is required. Join us immediately after for an informal playgroup with toys and books for children who are accompanied by an adult. Connect with other parents and let little ones interact with one another!
Creation Station! Wednesdays, 3:30-4:30 p.m. (4+)
Join us each Wednesday for an afternoon of crafting, building, and flexing our creative muscles! We'll have themed crafts and building challenges each week in this special drop-in program that combines arts and crafts, Legos, and other fun surprises! There's sure to be something for everyone!
RAD Storytellers Club! 3rd Wednesday of the month, February 19th, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Join local author James Rad for a special book club and storytelling class for all ages! Young storytellers will share, learn, and create with middle-grade author James Rad and art teacher Amy Rad! Plus--pizza!
Baby Tummy Time! 9:30 a.m. (For pre-walkers ages 0-18 months)
Babies and caregivers: join us each Thursday morning for Tummy Time! Nurture your baby’s development with gentle music, movement, and sensory play at the library! Please bring a small blanket or towel for your baby’s comfort!
StoryXplorers. 10:30 a.m. For ages 0-5.
Join us for 30 minutes of themed stories, songs, and movement followed by 30 minutes of craft and sensory play!
Bookworm Bounce! 4:00-4:45 p.m. (0-5)
Kids ages 0-5 are welcome to join us for an afternoon storytime full of music, movement, stories, and other interactive activities to encourage social skills and promote early literacy! Parents and caregivers are welcome and encouraged to participate! No registration required!
Chess Club for Kids! 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. (8-13)
A fun and educational program for kids? What more could you ask for? Whether you are new to the game or are a more seasoned player, we invite all kids ages 8-13 to join us!
Tales for Tails. 2nd Thursday of the Month, 6:30 p.m. (2nd grade +)
Improve your reading skills and make a new friend by reading aloud to a trained therapy dog! Bring your favorite book or pick out one of ours to read. REGISTRATION REQUIRED. SPOTS ARE LIMITED. Email email@example.com to sign up!
Happy Feet! Friday, February 7th & 21st, 10:30 a.m. (2-4)
Let’s play some music and get those feet moving! Join us for an introductory class into creative movement using very basic ballet moves. We will have fun learning to move to the music while building coordination and confidence. Laughter and giggles are definitely expected!
Baby Sensory! First Saturday of the Month, 10:30 a.m.
Join us for a 45 minute baby sensory program! Watch your little one interact and engage with a variety of sensory items! Sensory play is a fantastic way to help babies explore their worlds, stimulate the senses, and create little inquisitive explorers! Babies under 2 are welcome and encouraged! (Got older siblings? They can bring along a stuffed toy or baby and play along!)
Storytime S.T.E.A.M.! Friday, February 7th, 1:30 p.m.
Join us for a special reading of "Hugo & Miles in I've Painted Everything" by Scott Magoon followed by a science-infused paint challenge! IDEAL FOR GRADES K-5!
Tape Town! Saturday, February 8th, 10:30 a.m.
Families! Spend an imaginative morning at the library! Bring along a small toy vehicle (or borrow one of ours) and cruise along our "roads" made of tape all through our big meeting room, and enjoy a series of interactive pretend play stations all through the town!
Baby-Wearing Dance Party! Friday, February 14th, 9:00-9:30 a.m.
Strap your little one in and join us for music and movement together! Bond with your baby in a fun, interactive way for this half-hour program!
Famous Friends Scavenger Hunt! Friday, February 14th- Sunday, February 16th
This Valentine’s weekend, we’re celebrating friendship with book character pairs! How many famous literary pairs can you finding hiding in the Children’s and Teen Room? Stop by the library and find out!
The Amazing Race: Library Edition! February 18th-21st
Spend the week "traveling" the world with us! Each day you will have to navigate Detours and Road Blocks as you visit all 7 continents! Drop in anytime each day to complete the challenges!
Tuesday: Europe & Africa
Thursday: Australia & Antarctica
Friday: South America & North America
Animal World Experience! Wednesday February 19th, 10:30 a.m.
Animal World Experience provides a fun, interactive, and educational animal presentation to audiences of all ages! Come meet some fascinating creatures and learn their stories!
Read and Draw with Miss Mac! Thursday February 20th, 1:00p.m.
Meet Miss Mac! A local author specializing in creating children's books with whimsy and rhyme. Her stories and illustrations make reading fun!
Winter Beach Party! Saturday February 22nd, 10:30 a.m.
Families! Let’s bring a little summer warmth to this cold month! Join us as we turn our big program room into an indoor summer oasis! Grab a cold drink and hit the play sand, enjoy beach balls, sand castles, snacks, and groovy tunes!
Leap Frog Scavenger Hunt! Friday February 28th-Sunday March 1st
The leap frogs have gotten loose and are hiding in the Children's and Teen room! Can you help us find them all!
Leap Day Family Fun! Saturday February 29th, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
We've got an extra day in the year, so let's make the most of it! Join us for leap-tastic games, crafts, and more!!
Artist Amigos! First Wednesday of the Month, February 5th, 6:00-6:30PM
Join us for a monthly artsy meetup in the teen room! Bring your own art projects to work on, or get inspired by fun prompts devised by our youth services librarians! Materials and snacks will be provided!
Volunteens! 1st & 3rd Thursday of the Month, 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Calling all Tweens and Teens! Are you looking to build your resume? Have you ever been interested in volunteering at the library? Well now’s your chance. Join us Thursday nights twice a month for volunteer projects! Attendance to at least one meeting a month is required.
For more information please contact Bree at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Teen Advisory Board, 2nd Wednesday of the Month @ 6:30 p.m.
Join us each month for Teen Advisory Board! The Teen Advisory Board is a GREAT opportunity to get involved here at the library! You'll help plan events and programs, create displays and decorate the teen space, and help drive decisions around the kinds of materials we bring to the YA collection, from books and beyond, all while eating snacks and getting volunteer hours! It's a win-win-win!
Teens Single Pringle Mingle! Friday February 14th, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Our famous event from last year is back! Enjoy a pringles taste test, games, and a few surprises!
Girls Who Code! 2nd & 4th Saturday of the Month 1:00-3:00 p.m. (6th-8th Grade!)