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Franklin County Public Library Week

Franklin County Public Library Week – April 8 – 14, 2018

The Office of the Franklin County Commissioners has proclaimed April 8 – 14, 2018 as Franklin County Public Library Week.  The Franklin County Library System is made up of seven library branches and two outreach vehicles: the BookMobile and the Preschool Book Buggy.  Collectively, the FCLS mission is, “To create leaning opportunities that lead to personal discovery, growth, and enjoyment.”

Residents are invited to discover something new at their local library this year.  The aggregate collection of books available for circulation system-wide is early 300,000.  Additionally, the library offers e-books, free internet access, and online databases.  Strategically offered community programs include:  language classes, painting and handcrafts, military history, read-to-a-dog nights, Lego clubs, movie screenings, book discussion groups, photography and cooking clubs, and many more.  These diverse offerings are open to all area residents and are the result of the collective effort of library patrons, valuable volunteers, and knowledgeable staff.

In addition to celebrating Franklin County Public Library Week, the FCLS Annual Appeal Campaign kicks off in April. The past, present, and future of libraries would not be possible without the generous support of our giving donors. Patriot Federal Credit Union sponsors the Annual Appeal with a $3,000 gift to cover printing and mailing expenses allowing all community donations to be expended directly on library services.  With the community’s ongoing financial commitment, FCLS is able to offer an atmosphere where everyone can discover something new.  Donors can give online at www.fclspa.org or at any FCLS library.

Photo of proclamation presentation (from left): Robert Ziobrowski, County Commissioner; Moriah Story, FCLS; David Keller, County Commissioner; John Kilduff, Patriot; Joan Peiffer, FCLS; Bernice Crouse, FCLS; Gloria Guba, FCLS; and Denise Bigham, FCLS.