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: BBQ

Whether you’ll be out grilling this weekend or want to get a head start on July 4th preparations, this week’s staff pick is sure to help! Here are some of our favorite grilling and BBQ books. Master of the Grill by America’s Test Kitchen The Essential New York Times Grilling Cookbook by Peter Kaminsky Where […]

Piano Music for Four Hands- Spring Rhapsody

We invite you to enjoy the sounds of the season with the Syrtsova-Krivonos piano duet. Their program ‘Spring Rhapsody” features music written or transcribed for four hands by great composers – each with their own unique style and sound. Whether it’s the passionate and sublime ‘Fantasy’ by Schubert, the elegant dances by ‘The Waltz King’ […]

Staff Pick of the Week: Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

This week’s staff pick comes from the writer Jay Asher and it’s his debut young adult novel Thirteen Reasons Why.  Librarians from FTPL were lucky enough to hear him speak at this year’s New Jersey Library Association Annual Conference and he was fantastic! Funny, insightful and engaging, he made everyone in the room want to […]

Spring Cleaning and Book Donations

Have you kept yourself busy on these rainy days by spring cleaning and now have books to donate? We certainly appreciate your interest!  Please bear in mind our guidelines for donation when you’re boxing them up. Books should be brought to the Circulation Desk during normal business hours.  Out of consideration for others, we request […]

Staff Pick of the Week: Scorched by Mari Mancusi

This week’s staff pick is the young adult fantasy novel Scorched by Mari Mancusi. Post-apocalyptic time travel, reminiscent of the Terminator movies, with dragons and a love triangle! Save the Dragon. Destroy the World. Trinity Foxx is used to her grandfather’s crazy stories, so she doesn’t believe the latest treasure he brought home to their […]

Free Movies in May!

Friday, May 13th from 2:00-4:00 pm in the Community Room, join us for Concussion. Will Smith stars in a thriller based on the incredible true David vs. Goliath story of American immigrant Dr. Bennet Omalu, and the uphill battle he faced to make public his conclusions about concussions in American football.  The brilliant forensic neuropathologist […]

Staff Pick of the Week: George by Alex Gino

If you’re working on the 2016 Read Harder Challenge this week’s staff pick is perfect for number 12- Read a book by or about a person that identifies as transgender. George by Alex Gino is the story of 4th grader George, who knows she’s a girl despite the fact that everyone identifies her as a […]

Books in Bloom

Check out the latest gallery book display Books in Bloom: Choose from Our Garden of Genres covering tons of great genre reads.  Whether you like mystery, fantasy, or romance there’s a little something for everyone.  Always been interested in trying a new genre but don’t know where to start? Here are a few places to find […]

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? […]

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