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!

Summer Reading Ebooks

    With just three weeks left in summer, now’s the time to get started on your summer reading (if you haven’t already!). Looking for middle and high school titles?  Try downloading one for free! Downloadable copies of some titles are available through 3M Cloud Library. You’ll find a number of books on our Featured-Summer […]

Staff Pick of the Week: Midnight Crossroad by Charlaine Harris

Looking for a light summer read with a little magic and mystery? Then check out this week’s staff pick Midnight Crossroad by Charlaine Harris.  If you’re a fan of  Harris’ other, hugely popular Sookie Stackhouse books you’ll definitely want to check this one out. The first in a series, our staff equally enjoyed the second […]

Staff Pick of the Week: I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh

Looking for the next big psychological thriller?  Check out this week’s staff pick I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh.  This is a book you won’t want to put down, with a jaw-dropping twist you won’t see coming! We eagerly await Mackintosh’s follow up. “On a rainy afternoon, a mother’s life is shattered as her son […]

Teen Board Games

Did you know we have board games available every Friday in the Teen Room?! Join us for informal gaming every Friday in the Teen Space.  We’ll have old classics and new games to play.  Have a favorite game?  Bring it to share!

Staff Pick of the Week: The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Bivald

  This week’s staff pick is the perfect companion for a day at the beach.  The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Bivald is a charming and delightful tale that reminds all readers why they love books. Several staff members loved this book and called it a fantastic choice for book clubs! “Broken Wheel, […]

Staff Pick of the Week: Lumberjanes by Noelle Stevenson

Lumberjanes is the story of five friends attending Miss Qiunzella Thiskwin Penniquiqul Thistle Crumpet’s Camp for Hardcore Lady Types and the mysterious, supernatural occurrences that keep popping up around them.  Join Jo, April, Mal, Molly and Ripley as they defeat three-eyed creatures, the nearby boy’s camp and their watchful counselor Jen. Each of the five characters […]

Live Theater- Twelfth Night

  Join us this Friday, July 15th as The Next Stage Ensemble of the Shakespeare Theatre of NJ returns to perform an abridged production of William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. Written in 1601 or 1602, Twelfth Night is one of Shakespeare’s most popular comedies. It has enjoyed a lasting legacy. The play has inspired numerous film […]

July Events- Franklin Park Branch

Summer is in full swing and we’ve got lots of great children’s events happening at the Franklin Park branch. For questions or more information please call the Franklin Park branch directly at 732-873-8700 option 5. Make Your Own Journal (Wednesday, July 13th from 11:00 am-12:00 pm) LEGO Night for Parents and Kids (Thursday, July 14th […]

Staff Pick of the Week: One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia

This week’s staff pick, One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia, is the story of three sisters, Delphine, Vonetta and Fern and the summer they spend with their mother Cecile in Oakland, CA. It’s 1968 and Cecile has no interest in her daughters and to keep them occupied she sends them to a Black Panther day […]

Summer Travel with Zinio

Are you travelling somewhere on vacation this summer? National Geographic Traveler is the world’s most widely read travel magazine. With captivating storytelling and beautiful you-are-there photography, National Geographic Traveler brings you the world’s best destinations. Check out the current issue for a “taste of summer” at Zinio. We’ve also got over 40 other digital magazines […]

Teen Summer Reading Prizes

What are the prizes this year?  How can you get them? Step 1:  Sign-up for Teen Summer Reading Step 2: