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Address: 118 Main Street, Franklin, MA 02038
Phone Number: 508-520-4940
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has a great book selection,computers, etc when I reserve books,i receive them as quickly as possible.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2015
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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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Providence, Rhode Island, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

You cannot beat the first public library in the United States. The collection of books is amazing and the architecture breathtaking. A great place to read, study, or relax

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

Here's the story. In 1778 or so, the people of what is now Franklin, which was then part of Wrentham, decided it was too hard getting to town meetings in the winter, and split off to form a new town. Much debate over the name, but some bright soul suggested naming it Franklin, after (of course) Benjamin Franklin. The thought... More 

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Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2012

Locals are justifiably proud of the library tradition in Franklin. Underfunded now but bravely carrying on the mission.

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Address: 118 Main Street, Franklin, MA 02038
Phone Number: 508-520-4940
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Franklin

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