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!

Staff Pick of the Week: Life in Motion by Misty Copeland

This week’s staff pick is the inspiring story of Misty Copeland, American Ballet Theater’s principal ballerina. In Life in Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina, Copeland shares her story of discovering her natural talent for ballet at a community center through her rise to the top.  Not a “typical” ballet dancer, Copeland shares the struggles and hardships […]

Staff Pick of the Week: The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman

A powerful debut novel about a couple who find themselves trapped in the ultimate moral dilemma is this week’s staff pick. The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman is the story of Tom and Isabel Sherbourne and their life on a remote island where Tom serves as the lighthouse keeper.  After enduring several miscarriages, a […]

Your Smartphone= Your Library Card

Forgot your library card? No problem! You can now use a loyalty card app on your smart phone instead. Some frequently used apps include CardStar, Key Ring or StoCard, but you can use ANY loyalty card app from iTunes, Google Play or the Microsoft Store. After installing the app  be sure to save your library card […]

Attention 2015 Tax Filers

Tax Forms Due to federal budget cuts, the IRS Tax Forms Outlet Program has reduced the number of forms and publications they provide to us and other public libraries. Only Forms 1040, 1040A and 1040EZ will be available in paper form for patrons to take home. A very limited number of instruction booklets will be […]

Staff Pick of the Week: A Week in Winter by Maeve Binchy

This week’s staff pick is a cozy, charming read that goes perfectly with an afternoon cup of tea. Published posthumously, A Week in Winter is Irish author Maeve Binchy’s final novel. After living in the US for many years, Chicky Starr decides to return to her hometown of Stoneybridge in Western Ireland and turn a […]

News You May Have Missed!

The beginning of a new year is often a busy time, which means you may have missed some of our more recent news! Here’s a quick refresher on what’s new and exciting at the library:   The library now offers two new ways to better manage your holds, including suspending a hold and setting a […]

Concert: Rat Pack Library Lounge

Travel back in time to the days when the Rat Pack ruled the night, as Dave DeLuca performs his one-man tribute to the swingin’ sounds of the iconic Las Vegas trio – Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr., and Frank Sinatra.  Dave’s show the Rat Pack Flashback features classic songs from the Great American Songbook, such […]

Today is Clean Off Your Desk Day!

Did you know January 11th is Clean Off Your Desk Day?  Having  a clean desk can reduce stress and help you focus on one task at a time, increasing efficiency. Need a little help organizing? We’ve got just the program for you! 3 Steps to a Clutter Free New Year Join us for a humorous […]

Staff Pick of the Week: Brain on Fire by Susannah Cahalan

The first staff pick of 2016 is the riveting memoir Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness by Susannah Cahalan.  In the midst of a promising career and serious relationship, Cahalan suddenly finds herself plagued with migraines, panic attacks, memory loss and even severe psychosis.  Several doctors are baffled by her condition and she’s on […]

Changes to the Happenings Newsletter

A new year is a great time for fresh starts and new beginnings, and the Franklin Township Public Library is excited to announce that we are changing our eNewsletter platform. During the month of January, the Library will phase out the Bookletters service and start sending mailings of Happenings @ FTPL via the Mailchimp service. […]

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