Grand Re-opening for Children’s Library


The Franklin County Library Children’s Department, aka Children’s Library, is celebrating a grand re-opening on Monday, March 29, from 3–5 p.m. All are welcome with social distancing in mind. Please also wear a mask.

The Children’s Library was gifted new floor shelving by the Franklin County Library Foundation and the Friends of the Franklin County Library. The items were purchased from Demco, a library supply company.

The shelves replaced three units that had served well and it showed. As they were becoming a safety hazard, new shelving was a priority. The Foundation and Friends granted a request made last year by the library. “We are all so pleased to see the beautiful, well-built pieces in place just waiting to be enjoyed,” Stevens said. The Children’s Library houses nearly 12,000 items available for checkout.

Robin Mays, Youth Services Director said, “The Children’s Library is fresh and new. We hope there are many memories made for our community’s children!”

The Foundation was started by a generous trust given by Adrian and Evelyn Gonsolin with instructions that the principal never be spent.

The Friends hold book sales and have the only used book store in Franklin County, the BOOK NOOK. Monies raised provide programs and equipment for the library that otherwise would not be possible within the normal budget.

If interested in joining the Friends of Franklin County Library, membership is $20 annually. New members receive a sturdy, attractive tote and a $20 gift certificate to the BOOK NOOK.

Book donations are appreciated. To donate, please call the Franklin County Library at 967-3706 before arriving as there are some limitations.