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The Purpose of the Franklin County Public Library District is to collect, maintain, and disseminate information, with special emphasis on stimulating the community’s interests and appreciation for reading and learning. The Franklin County Public Library District strives to provide a foundation for building a literate county.

One way we strive to attain this purpose is to offer programming for the adult community. We work to bring a wide range of information through various speakers. Book Discussion Groups, Healthy Living Series and Hooked on History are just examples of regular monthly programs we offer. We also bring various authors to discuss their works.

We hope you enjoy our adult programs. If you have any suggestions for other programs, please let us know.

Upcoming Events


  • June 27, 2017
    11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Every Tuesday at Brookville Library from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm come and introduce children to science, art, nature, and environmental issues with CLICK magazine. Each issue of Click answers their questions about how the world works, takes children on a journey of discovery about the world around them, one intriguing topic at a time, sparking a (more…)


  • June 27, 2017
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Laurel Library: Tuesday, June 27th at 1:00 pm. Ages 12-18 please. Bees are disappearing! Farmers rely on them for pollination, so come and build a bee house, then place it out in the community to help re-build the local bee population! (more…)


  • June 27, 2017
    4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

On Monday, June 27th at Laurel Library at 4:00 pm to “Build a Habitat”. Kristie Ridgeway with the DNR will be discussing different bird species, what they eat, and the materials they use to build their nests. You will have the opportunity to build a nest and make a feeder to take home! (more…)


  • June 27, 2017
    6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Join Naturalist Kristi Ridgeway as she discusses the building of the Brookville Dam. Presented at Laurel Library on Tuesday, June 27th at 6:30 pm. (more…)


  • June 28, 2017
    10:00 am - 11:00 am

Girls in grades 2nd & 3rd are welcome to attend a Girl Scout Series that empowers girls through improving body confidence and self-esteem. Every Wednesday in June at Brookville Library at 10:00 am. (more…)