Want to receive a reminder from the library before your items are due?! To help better serve our patrons, the library has begun to send out courtesy reminders to patrons that have asked to receive email notices from the library.
Get a glimpse of history! Check out this collection of photographs taken by local photographer Elton H. L. Wade during the early part of the 20th century. The collection includes photographs of everyday life in the Middlebush area of Franklin Township, as well as many historically significant photos, such as photos of the Hindenburg zeppelin flying over New Brunswick and exhibits at the New York World’s Fair of 1939-1940. The initial online collection features 29 images, and will grow each month to feature the over 2,000 photographs taken by Wade in his lifetime. Click here to see the photos.
If you sustained losses or damages from Hurricane Sandy and need assistance or information on housing, unemployment claims, temporary work, crisis counseling, tax returns or other matters, help is available. To register for disaster assistance and get additional information, you can call 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) [1-800-462-7585 TTY for the hearing impaired,], go online to www.disasterassistance.gov, or visit the Somerset County Disaster Recovery Center, Somerset County Human Services Building, 27 Warren Street, Somerville, NJ 08876. The Center is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. until further notice.
Construction has started and is well underway at the new Franklin Park Branch, to be located in the Franklin Towne Center on Route 27. Library staff have been purchasing materials and gearing up for opening. No firm date has been set for the expected opening, so please check back here for updates.
The Franklin Township Public Library would like to thank all of the photographers who submitted work for this year’s “Picturing Franklin” photography contest. The Library received 43 eligible entries, all of which are on display in the Library’s lobby and Historical Room display cases. The winners were announced during a reception at the Library on January 29th. First and second prize winners were announced in each of five categories: Architecture/Landmark, Judges’ Choice, Landscape, Nature/Animals, and People.