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By CARZ NELSON All information listed here is accurate as of February 15, 2022. For the most recent information, check out the library website at www.hclib.org. FRANKLIN LIBRARY HOURS Monday    9 AM to 5 PM Tuesday    12 Noon to 8 PM Wednesday    12 Noon to 8 PM Thursday    12 Noon to 8 PM Friday        9 AM to 5 PM Saturday    9 AM to 5 PM Sunday        12 Noon to 5 PM LIBRARY SERVICE AND COVID PRECAUTIONS Everyone must wear a mask in the library and in all county buildings. Children under two years old are exempt. People who tested positive for COVID 19 or who are experiencing symptoms should not enter the library.  DISPLAYS AND EXHIBITS The upstairs display case at Franklin Library currently features photographs from the Glanton collection. The photographs, taken by John F. Glanton, depict the lives of Black Minnesotans after World War II. The community is invited to view the photographs and learn more about John Glanton and this period of history in the Twin Cities Black community. Other new displays at Franklin include a Black Authors Matter display, a celebration of Black hair, and an exhibit of books on sports in the Winter Olympics. FAIR AT FRANKLIN- GET HELP MANAGING YOUR MONEY Have trouble opening and keeping a banking account? FAIR is a program that can help you with banking services. Their goal is to help people cash their paychecks, build credit and increase their financial literacy. FAIR offers accounts with predictable fees and no overdraft penalties. FAIR ambassadors will be in Franklin Library’s community room on March 25 to answer questions and sign up new people who may be interested in the program. For more information, call Build Wealth Minnesota at 651-262-2173. HELP FINDING RESOURCES AND SUPPORT The Bridge for Youth visits Franklin [...]

Library News

By CARZ NELSON All information listed here is accurate as of November 15, 2021. For the most recent information, check out the library website at www.hclib.org. HENNEPIN COUNTY LIBRARY HOURS Hennepin County Library has expanded its hours. See Franklin’s new schedule below. Check out hclib.org for other libraries. FRANKLIN LIBRARY HOURS Monday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Tuesday 12 - 8 p.m. Wednesday 12 - 8 p.m. Thursday 12 - 8 p.m. Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday 12 a.m. - 5 p.m. LIBRARY SERVICE AND COVID PRECAUTIONS Everyone must wear a mask in the library and in all county buildings. Children under five years old are exempt. People who tested positive for COVID 19 or who are experiencing related symptoms should not enter the library. Franklin Library is open for regular service; including book check out, holds pick up, and walk-in computer use. There’s no limit on the time people can spend inside the library. HOMEWORK HELP Both Franklin and Hosmer Libraries provide free one-on-one tutoring for K-12 students. Franklin: Wednesdays 3:30 - 7:30 p.m. and Thursdays 3:30 - 7:30 p.m. Hosmer: Mondays 4 - 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays 1 - 4 p.m. CONNECT AND PLAY AT HOSMER LIBRARY For young children and their caregivers: Connect with your child and explore early literacy activities during this drop-in program, 4 - 7 p.m on the first three Wednesdays of December. COFFEE & CONVERSATIONS Franklin Library hosts a monthly program outdoors in front of the library. Neighbors and community members can stop by for free coffee and doughnuts. It’s the perfect time to chat with library staff. Weather permitting; the meetings are on the second Fridays of the month, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. This month’s meeting is December 10th . READING SUGGESTIONS Looking for a good book to read? You can ask a librarian! At hclib.org you’ll find the link, Ask us for reading suggestions. This leads to a form for you to [...]

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