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News & Views of Phillips Since 1976
Monday July 22nd 2024

Franklin Library News

All information listed here is accurate as of June 12th, 2024. For the most recent information, check out the library website at

Monday 9 AM to 5 PM Tuesday 12 PM to 8 PM Wednesday 12 PM to 8 PM Thursday 12 PM to 8 PM Friday 9 AM to 5 PM Saturday 9 AM to 5 PM Sunday 12 PM to 5 PM

Hennepin County Libraries are closed on Thursday, July 4.

Free Hot Lunch for youth 18 and under
Thursdays, 1:20-1:40 PM

MPS Culinary & Wellness will provide no-cost meals to students 18 and under from their Street Eats food truck. Meals and snacks must be eaten on site.

Recycled Book Art for youth grades K-6
Wednesday, July 17, 3-5 PM

Drop in to create art using damaged books heading to the recycling bin. Materials provided. Collaborator: Ready Go Art: Art Book Circle. Sponsor: MELSA (Metropolitan Library Service Agency).

STEAM Activities for Youth
Wednesdays, 1-2:30 PM

Drop in for fun and creative STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, math) experiments and projects! Materials provided. Led by Franklin Library’s Teen Tech Squad.

Video Games & VR for Youth
Wednesdays, 3-4 PM

Come hang out for an afternoon of Nintendo Switch and Virtual Reality! Take turns using VR and playing a variety of Nintendo Switch games, including MarioKart, Overcooked, Boomerang Fu, Smash Bros and more.

Coffee & Conversation
Second Wednesday of the month, 12:30-2 PM

Join Franklin Library staff for free coffee & conversations with neighbors. Next happening on July 10.

Goats at the Library
Wednesday, July 31, 2-5 PM

Come play and learn with a whole crew of friendly, sociable goats from Goat Shine Animal Therapy. Sponsor: MELSA (Metropolitan Library Service Agency).

Technology Hour
Tuesdays and Sundays, 1-2 PM

One-on-one help with computers, smartphones, tablets, and e-readers. Library staff are available to assist you on your own devices and library computers.

Have a reference or library account question? You can chat, email, text, or call the library. Chat or email at, text to 612-400-7722, or call 612-543-KNOW (5669) to reach library staff by phone.
Español/Spanish: Llame o envíe un texto al 651-503-8013 para recibir ayuda en español.
Hmoob/Hmong: Hu losis text rau lub tsev nyeem ntawv ntawm 612-385-0886 txais kev pab hais lus Hmoob.
Soomaali/Somali: Caawimaad Soomaali ah, soo wac ama qoraal (text) usoo dir maktabada 612-235-1339.

Ari is a librarian at the Franklin Library.

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