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Address: 118 Main Street, Franklin, MA 02038
Phone Number: 508-520-4940
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Time to go back to the library

We have moved to Franklin within the last year. When we were waiting for our house and lived in the hotel we went to the library a lot. It is a wonderful old library. It kept... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 5, 2016
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Franklin, Massachusetts
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Franklin, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

We have moved to Franklin within the last year. When we were waiting for our house and lived in the hotel we went to the library a lot. It is a wonderful old library. It kept my kids busy for hours. Great little play area and the childrens books are laid out and tagged by reading level. Once school started... More 

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Thank sunnysal
Franklin, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

The Franklin Public Library is the oldest in the US and it is a great place. The building is beautiful, if old, and there are renovations/expansion plans in the works. The staff is friendly and helpful. There are many programs for families/children. There are monthly book sales, so it is also a great place to pick up used books for... More 

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Thank Mary-Ann O
Franklin, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

First off, I love books and bookstores, especially used bookstores. And although I'm a dedicated Kindle reader I had the opportunity to wander into this library with my family. Stepping into the main reading room, I couldn't believe something as beautiful, historical and old world feeling existed in my own town. I know of course, that Franklin is known for... More 

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Thank PricingGuy007
Franklin, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

The Franklin Public Library is structure of great beauty, inside and out. Original books given to the library by Ben Franklin, instead of a bell tower, are housed there. Library staff is friendly and helpful. There are many programs for children and families. They offer vouchers for many museums making it affordable for families to see educational sites, and places... More 

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Thank musicmaven45
Franklin, Massachusetts
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39 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Needs some updating, children's room crowded. Friends of Franklin-not Friends! Story time is literally boring-there is NO enthusiasm from the reader-she seems more "put out" than enthused! Staff Is friendly and helpful.

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Thank Cheryl H
Franklin, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Plan a visit to the Franklin Public Library and you'll have a chance to be in the oldest library in the country. You can even see books once owned by Benjamin Franklin. The old building has its charm and the people who work there are always helpful. If you're a reader, don't miss their book sales.

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Thank Dennis T
Franklin, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

has a great book selection,computers, etc when I reserve books,i receive them as quickly as possible.

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Thank lattelady78
Franklin, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

This library is anything you want out of a library. It's huge and has a ton of material - Books, CD's, DVD's, Audio books plus computers for public use. You can put books on hold, search the catalog for all county libraries, renew books, and find out when your books are due.

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Thank Richa G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Very impressive, well maintained and well stocked with interesting books, videos and reference material. The main floor is all wood from floor to furniture. Great murals. Wish we had more time to re-visit.

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Thank monalisa22
Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

This is the first library in the nation and worth checking out. If I lived there I'd be there all the time. I am glad I didn't miss this on my trip to the area.

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