Welcome to Summer @ FTPL! Welcome to your one-stop location for information on summer events at Franklin Township Public Library

Starting July 1st our Saturday hours are 10 AM to 2 PM. We will resume our regular Saturday hours in September.

Summer News!

Mother’s Day Make & Take for Kids

What is a Make & take?  It’s something you make in the library and then take home. At this program, you will make something special to share with the mother, grandmother, aunt, or other special person in your life. This event will be held tonight from 7:00- 8:00 pm in the Children’s Program Room. No […]

Staff Pick of the Week: Bird Box by Josh Malerman

If you’re participating in this year’s Read Harder Challenge and need a good book to fill your horror spot, look no further than this week’s staff pick Bird Box by Josh Malerman.  What would you do if you lived in a world where you could no longer open your eyes for fear of becoming violent? […]

Test Prep with Learning Express Library

Are you taking the ACT tomorrow? How about the SAT next Saturday?  We’ve got a database to help! Learning Express Library provides free online practice tests and test preparation for the SAT, GED, AP exams, GRE, GMAT, MCAT and more! You’ll also find popular software tutorials, an adult learning center and career resources. To access […]

Native American Artifacts of Franklin Township

Come celebrate the release of the Library’s Native American artifact collection, while learning more about how to identify the artifacts you may discover on your property or during a hike or walk in the Central New Jersey area. The Library’s collection contains items that were discovered on Franklin Township farms and pathways over the course […]

Staff Pick of the Week: Gwendolyn Brooks

It’s National Poetry Month and we wanted to share another one of our favorite poets.  This week’s staff pick is the the works of Gwendolyn Brooks. Author of more than twenty books of poetry, Brooks is a multi-award winning, critically-acclaimed poet. She is the first African-American female author to win a Pulitzer Prize, was the […]

Earth Day!

  Today marks the annual, global celebration of supporting environmental protection. Inspired by the antiwar protests of the 1960s, Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson created Earth Day in 1970 as a “national teach-in on the environment”.  Nelson hoped to bring national attention to environmental issues, such as pollution, clean water, loss of wildlife and sustainability.  Twenty […]

Hiking in NJ and Southern NY

Does Spring fever have you ready to polish off your hiking books and set off on a local adventure?  This program will arm you with an itinerary of hikes throughout New Jersey and Southern New York serving a broad range of abilities and interests.  Hiking enthusiast and author Daniel Chazin will discuss a number of […]

Staff Pick of the Week: Evil Librarian by Michelle Knudsen

As National Library Week comes to an end, we thought we’d celebrate librarians one more time. This week’s staff pick is the dark comedy, Evil Librarian by Michelle Knudsen. It’s the story of Cynthia, her best friend Annie and the new high-school librarian, Mr. Gabriel. Horror, humor and romance…this one has it all! “When Cynthia Rothschild’s […]

Tax Day is Not Today!

    If you haven’t filed your taxes yet, no need to panic! Instead of the usual 15th, the tax deadline this year is Monday, April 18th.  Why the change? Today is Emancipation Day, an official holiday in Washington D.C. If you still need federal forms and instructions, including an extension form, visit the IRS […]

Celebrate National Library Week

    Created in 1958, National Library Week is celebrated each April across the United States and is sponsored by the American Library Association.  It is a week to celebrate the contributions of libraries and librarians, as well as promote library use and support.  The theme for 2016 is “Libraries Transform”.  Award-winning graphic novelist Gene […]

7/1Nina Et Cetera
7/8Hawaiian Trio
7/15NJSO String Quartet
7/22Simple Gifts
7/29The Philly Ringtones
8/5Sonido Costeno
8/12Carnaby Street
8/12Universal African Dance & Drum Ensemble

Early Literacy Hero Program (Ages 0-3)
Registration opens June 15th

Register your little one ages 0 - 3 years to be a reading hero! Fill out the registration card available in the library. You will receive a booklet with instructions. Bring it with you when you come to a library program, and your child will receive a handstamp and a stamp in their booklet. The program will count as 15 minutes of reading. For every three programs you attend together, your child will receive a choice of a large sticker, a coupon for a free book from the Children's Book Sale, or a trinket from the library treasure chest!

Every Hero Has a Story (Ages 4-10)
Registration opens June 15th

Can you read 1,000 minutes? Read your way through the list of superpower levels and earn a prize at every 100-minute level! Sign up with your library card using the button above. If you are returning to record reading, just log in beneath that button.

Escape the Ordinary (Teens)
Registration opens June 15th

Every page counts…even required school reading! For every 250 pages you read, you will receive Book Bucks and raffle tickets. **Cash in your Book Bucks for great prizes!** All Prizes are displayed in the Main Library Historical Room Showcase (Raffle tickets may be turned in at the Adult Reference Desks at both Library locations) Be sure to turn in your raffle tickets to be eligible for the grand prize drawings in September!The Grand Prize drawing will be on September 4th. This year's prizes include: a gift bag of assorted prizes, a $50 Barnes & Noble Gift Card, and a Kindle e-Reader.

  • Last Day to Sign Up: August 15
  • Last Day to Log Reading: August 31
  • Last Day to Redeem Prizes: August 31

Escape the Ordinary (Adults)
Registration opens June 15th

Join us for the annual Adult Summer Reading Program! Registration begins June 15, 2015 and is open to all active card holders age 18 and older. Enter to earn fun reading incentives and chances to win one of several prize drawings; including, a grand prize drawing where three lucky winners will be chosen. How to sign up:

  • You will need your library card number and your PIN number to sign up online. (Ask a librarian for help if you do not have this information.)
  • Click on Sign Up to register.
  • To log your reading, enter your library card and PIN number in the fields located underneath "Current Reading Program Members Log in."
Last Day to sign-up: August 15 Last day to redeem prizes: August 31