Franklin County information collection at the Brookville library currently contains over 600 vertical files on various topics including surnames and local history topics. We also have 75 family histories in bound format as well as a small collection of family Bibles, high school annuals, indexes to county vital records and genealogical notes that reference items that were in the newspapers from 1827-1900, and a collection of local newspapers on microfilm from 1833 to the present day.
Programming for Kids
Both Brookville and Laurel branches of our library offer families a warm and welcoming place to enjoy and share books, magazines, puzzles, games and computers. We offer a variety of programs throughout the year including Wee Reader Story Time for preschoolers, Family Reading Night for school-aged children, and a variety of drop-in crafts and activities.
The Teen Collection consists of fiction and non-fiction books and magazines in a variety of formats including traditional print, audio books, and e-books.
We strive to meet the interests and needs of every teen who walks through our door, and inspire a life-long appreciation for reading. We offer special events, ongoing monthly programs, book clubs, a teen summer reading program, and partnerships with local schools, homeschool groups, and community organizations.
The mission of the Franklin County Public Library District is to provide a friendly public service through the programs, facilities, and materials which help the residents of the district obtain information meeting their personal, educational, professional, and leisure needs. The purpose of the libraries is to collect, maintain, and disseminate information, with special emphasis on stimulating the community’s interest and appreciation for reading and learning. The Franklin County public libraries strive to provide a foundation for building a literate community.