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9,000 Miles On a 2,200 Mile Trail

Since 1989 Andy “Captain Blue” Niekamp has hiked 9,000 miles on the Appalachian Trail (AT), a continuous footpath that runs through 14 states from Springer Mountain in Georgia to Katahdin in Maine.  He has been awarded four “2,000 miler” certificates by the Appalachian Trail Conservancy and is a Life Member of the Appalachian Trail Conservancy.

He is one of a dozen people worldwide who has reported completing the entire AT four or more times.  He first became interested in backpacking in the Boy Scouts, took his first solo hike on the AT in 1989 and has section hiked the AT end-to-end over four times.  He finds each hike gets easier and more enjoyable.  During this presentation you will take a photo journey from Georgia to Maine on the AT and Andy will give advice about mail drops, shuttles, hitchhiking and hiker hostels. 

Program is free and open to all ages.  No registration is required. 


Teen Winter Reading Program Begins

Starting November 30, 2016, Teens, ages 11 -18, are invited to participate in the Teen Winter Reading Program.


· Reading logs will be available at both libraries.

· For each hour you read, check it off on the reading log. Reading for school DOES count!

· When you reach a prize level, bring it to the library and claim your prize.

· A staff member or volunteer will stamp your reading log at each level you complete.

· Once you complete your reading log, you can fill out an entry slip for a chance to win prizes!

· Names will be drawn for prizes at the end of the program.

  • Program ends January 30, 2017

Preschool Storytime – Franklin Library


Preschool Storytime is a 30- to 45-minute program for children ages 3 to 5 years. It includes songs, stories, activities, and crafts to encourage the development of literacy skills.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 -
1:30pm to 2:15pm
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 -
1:30pm to 2:15pm
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 -
1:30pm to 2:15pm
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 -
1:30pm to 2:15pm
Wednesday, July 5, 2017 -
1:30pm to 2:15pm
Wednesday, July 12, 2017 -
1:30pm to 2:15pm
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 -
1:30pm to 2:15pm


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