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Address: 118 Main St, Franklin, MA 02038-1931
Phone Number: 508-520-4940
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Beautiful Old Buidling That Must be Seen and Experienced from the Inside

I love books, loved boostores when they were around, and am a person who seeks out Used Bookstores. All that said, I'm not usually one to borrow books from the local library... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Franklin, Massachusetts
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Franklin, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love books, loved boostores when they were around, and am a person who seeks out Used Bookstores. All that said, I'm not usually one to borrow books from the local library since I like to own them. But this Library is special. I can't comment on how large their collection is, but the, I'll call it the Old Room,... More 

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Franklin, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

Awesome lace to read a good book or catch up with work. Girgeous facilities and friendly staff!!!!!!

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Franklin, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

The Franklin Library is awesome! I especially love having access to the Minuteman Library network. I encourage everyone to visit their local library.

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Franklin, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Part of the Minuteman library system, this library has access to any book you want or need. Franklin is the first public library in the US and was started from a gift from the real Benjamin Franklin of a few books. The library is currently undergoing a renovation and has temporarily relocated to an industrial park off of Grove Street.... More 

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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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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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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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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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