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.
Franklin County Teens
The young adult collection consist of fiction including series fiction, genre fiction, classics, manga and graphic novels in a variety of formats including print, audio, and electronic and non-fiction works.
The goal is to meet the developmental, informational and recreational reading needs of teens aged 13 – 18, as well as to supplement the reading and informational needs of class assignments of public, private and home school students. Influencing factors are determined by reading/interest level, patron requests, titles in series, format and shelf space.
The Young Adult Department is committed to providing a comprehensive series of programs to meet the developmental needs of local teens and inspiring a life-long appreciation for reading in every teen who walks through our door. To meet this mission, we offer ongoing events and programs monthly, as well as a comprehensive 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.