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Address: 118 Main Street, Franklin, MA 02038
Phone Number: 508-520-4940
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First U.S. Public Library

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
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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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Franklin, Massachusetts
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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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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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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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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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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Franklin Library is a beautiful historical building in downtown Franklin. You can get a tour of the building and hear the history of how Ben Franklin donated his own books to begin the first public library in the US.The staff are very friendly and encourage you to request books from other libraries. I belong to a few book clubs here... More 

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Franklin, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

the staff is so friendly and helpful and I walked out with a book and a video game !!! I am so glad I was able to return my book to another library !! I want to go back for the tour of the library

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Franklin, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

This is the most complete library I have been in for a smallish town. It has a lot of history from Benjamin Franklin to the frescoes painted on the walls. You can take a tour of the library or stroll through it at your leisure. there are computer stations that you can use and an online catalog that you are... More 

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