About Us
About Us

Mission Statement:
Franklin Public Library is a vital part of the community. It serves as a gathering place for citizens and is dedicated to promoting the free exchange of ideas. It provides information and popular materials in an open and welcoming atmosphere.

From Route 495 take Exit 17 to Route 140 South; proceed to 5th set of traffic lights (cemetery on right, school opposite left); turn left onto Union Street., then first right onto School Street; proceed one block. Library is large granite building at the corner of Main and School Streets. Parking lots are off of School Street.

Board of Directors:
The Franklin Library Board of Directors is appointed by the town administrator of the town of Franklin and accepted by the town council. The board acts in an advisory capacity to the library director and the town administrator.  The board meets every fourth Monday of the month at 7:00 p.m., in the Library meeting Room.  Board meetings are open to the public.  

Board Members
Sandra Brandfonbrener and Monique Doyle (Co Chairs)
Kathleen Gerwatowski
Doug Newton
Suzanne Stilgoe


We are a nonprofit organization, incorporated in 1991 and dedicated to supporting and promoting the Franklin Public Library. Ours is the first public, lending library in the USA, established with a donation of books from Benjamin Franklin.  We are an all-volunteer community group that meets the first Wednesday of the month in the Library Community room at 7:00 pm from September thru June.

updated 3/4/2014