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Research Databases


  • ALLDATA Pro - The library no longer provides access to this database. Please use Chilton Library.
  • Ancestry Library AllDATA Pro
    (in library use only) 
    Ancestry is used for genealogical research.  Search records from the following sources: U.S. federal census, military records, Social Security Death Index, New York and other passenger records as well as some records from the United Kingdom and Ireland. 
  • Chilton LibraryAllDATA Pro
    (card required for home access) 
    Chilton Library is a car repair database for both domestic and imported cars and trucks from 1940 to the present.  Find repair information, maintenance recommendations, recalls, and labor estimates. 
  • Consumer Health CompleteConsumer Health Complete
    (card required for home access)
    Consumer Health Complete contains full text journals, magazines, and reference books from EBSCOhost dealing with health, wellness, fitness, and nutrition. Browse medical and drug reference books. Find sources for alternative health information.
  • CultureGramsCultureGrams
    (card required for home access)
    Get information on countries worldwide - history, customs, recipes, and more. World Edition provides in depth reports, while Kids Edition offers an easy to use interface with basic facts, flags and maps. Use States Edition for info on the 50 states.
  • HeritageQuest CultureGrams
    (card required for home access) 
    Search census records, books, serials, and other historical records to trace your genealogy. 
  • LawDepot 
    (card required for home access) 
    LawDepot provides unlimited access to thousands of legal forms across all categories, including Real Estate, Business, Human Resources, Family, and more.  Access your LawDepot account at any time and from any computer with Internet access to view, edit, create, and print your legal documents.  
  • Learning Express Library 
    (card required for home access) 
    Learning Express Library provides access to online tests such as the SAT, ACT, AP Tests, GED, GRE, GMAT, and LSAT.   There are tests for specific careers including: Military, EMS, Firefighting, Law Enforcement, Civil Service, Teaching, Nursing, and  Cosmetology. There are also tutorials that can help improve math, reading, and writing skills. 
  • Lynda.comAllDATA Pro
    (card required for home access) has more than 6,600 courses ranging from computer programming to project management including instruction on various computer software, programming languages, and business topics. 
  • Literary Reference Center Liteary Reference Center
    (card required for home access)
    Literary Reference Center offers full text of literary journals and respected literary reference works. It contains plot summaries, literary criticism, author biographies and interviews, and the full text of thousands of poems and short stories.
  • Mango Languages - The library no longer provides access to this database. Please use Transparent Language Online. 
  • Ohio Web Library Research DatabasesOhio Web Library logo
    (card required for home access)
    These databases are provided by the Ohio Web Library to all Ohio residents. 
  • ReferenceUSAReferenceUSA
    (card required for home access)
    ReferenceUSA is the leading provider in business and consumer research. Its databases provide real-time access to more than 20 million businesses, 222 million consumers, new U.S. businesses, and new homeowners and movers. Business listings include the name of the business, address, telephone number, headquarters, branch and subsidiary identification, SIC codes, yellow pages headings, ticker symbol, credit rating, number of employees, estimated sales volume, and more. Residential information comes from more than 5,200 White Page telephone directories, with each listing as it appears in the phone book. ReferenceUSA’s quality information helps business researchers, students, and job-seekers answer a wide variety of questions, while saving them valuable time and money. 
  • Science Reference Center Science Reference Center
    (card required for home access)
    Topics covered in Science Reference Center include biology, chemistry, earth and space science, environmental science, health and medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science and society, technology, and wildlife.
  • Transparent Language OnlineScience Reference Center
    (create username and password) 
    There are over 100 foreign language courses available that can help you learn languages including French, German, Itiamian, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Spanish, and Mandarin Chinese. There are also courses for children and an ESL component. 
  • Value Line Investment Survey and Small & Mid CapValue Line Intestment Survey & Small and Mid-Cap Edition
    (card required for home access)
    The Value Line Investment Survey & Small and Mid-Cap Edition complements The Value Line Investment Survey's 1,700 stock reports and covers approximately 1,800 additional, mostly small-capitalization, issues. The Small and Mid-Cap Edition features consensus earning estimates for many companies, a business description of each company, including recent corporate developments, and Value Line's Performance Ranks, designed to predict relative price performance over the next six to 12 months.  



Book Collections for Educators

Book Collections

Are you a teacher who needs books for your classroom?
Do you homeschool your child(ren) and need materials to assist you?
Are you leading a children’s book club and want multiple copies of a
particular title?

Download a printer-friendly BOOK COLLECTION form to bring
or fax to the library.

Classroom Sets/Book Club Kits

Class sets are made available on a first come, first served basis. Before you begin your unit or topic, check out the entire class set (7 - 15 books) on your Library card. Teachers are permitted to keep the sets for four weeks, one week longer than the normal loan period. Currently, the library has class sets/book club kits of the following books:

Children Class Sets:

  • Alpha Tales (no author)
  • Be a Perfect Person in Just Three Days by Stephen Manes - 720L
  • Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo - 610L
  • Big Cats by Seymour Simon - 1050L
  • Breadcrumbs by Anne Ursu - 720L
  • Bud Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis - 950L
  • Cam Jensen: The Mystery of the Dinosaur Bones by David A. Adler - 490L
  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl - 810L
  • A Corner of the Universe by Ann M. Martin - 750L
  • Danger Along the Ohio by Patricia Willis - 840L
  • Dear Mr. Henshaw by Beverly Cleary - 910L
  • Dewey the Library Cat by Vicki Myron - 730L
  • Everything on a Waffle by Polly Horvath - 950L
  • Fighting Ground by Avi - 580L
  • Homeless Bird by Gloria Whelan - 800L
  • The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis - 940L
  • Magician's Elephant by Kate DiCamillo - 730L
  • Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli - 820L
  • My Teacher is an Alien by Bruce Coville  - 650L
  • The Name of This Book Is Secret by Pseudonymous Bosch - 810L
  • The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate - 570L
  • Ramona the Pest by Beverly Cleary - 850L
  • Sign of the Beaver by Elizabeth George Speare - 770L
  • Sisters Grimm by John Reynolds Gardiner - 550L
  • Stone Fox by John Reynolds Gardiner - 550L
  • The Story of Doctor Dolittle by Hugh Lofting - 580L
  • Superfudge by Judy Blume - 560L
  • Through My Eyes by Ruby Bridges - 860L
  • Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbit - 770L
  • The Watsons Go to Birmingham - Christopher Paul Curtis - 1000L
  • The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin - 750L
  • Wonder by R.J. Palacio - 790L

* each title is labeled for its lexile measure

Young Adult Book Club Kits:

  • Among the Hidden by Margaret Peterson Haddix - 800L
  • Bridge to Terabethia by Katherine Paterson - 810L
  • Crossed by Allyson Braithewaite Condie - 630L
  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon - 1180L
  • The Fault in Our Stars by John Green - 850L
  • Freak the Mighty by W. Rodman Philbrick - 1000L
  • Hoot by Carl Hiaasen - 760L
  • Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins - 810L
  • Matched by Allyson Braithwaite Condie - 680L
  • Maze Runner by James Dashner - 770L
  • Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys - 590L
  • Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson - 840L
  • Stormbreaker by Anthony Horowitz - 670L
  • The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton - 1050L
  • When Zachary Beaver Came to Town by Kimberly Holt - 700L
  • White Fang by Jack London - 650L

* each title is labeled for its lexile measure

Adult Book Club Kits:

  • All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
  • The Art Forger by Barbara Shapiro
  • Caleb's Crossing by Geraldine Brooks
  • Crooked Letter Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin
  • Day After Night by Anita Diamant
  • The Fallen Angel by Daniel Silva
  • The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
  • Girls of the Atomic City by Denise Kiernan
  • The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls
  • Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
  • The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
  • Happiness is a Habit by Michele Philips
  • Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford
  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
  • Killing Kennedy by Bill O'Reilly
  • Killing Lincoln by Bill O'Reilly
  • The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom
  • The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman
  • Mrs. Lee's Rose Garden by Carlo DeVito
  • Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
  • The Paris Wife by Paula McLain
  • Room by Emma Donoghue
  • The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
  • The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabreille Zevin
  • Take Me With You by Catherine Ryan Hyde
  • Wild by Cheryl Strayed

The number of copies vary per title. We are constantly adding to this list, so please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.


The children's librarian is happy to visit school classrooms for whatever you need. She can teach your students how the library works, show them how to access library databases from home, or just read a story.


Is your whole class doing reports on medieval times or another big project like it? Let us know and we can create a reference cart for your students to use in the library. This ensures that the library can help all your students do the best research possible. (And prevents the first few students from checking out all the available books on the subject!)


     GED classes are offered at the Franklin Public Library. Please call Warren County GED for more information at 937-425-2987.



    High school students planning on attending college within the next year should fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA. It can be filled out and updated on-line.

The Ohio Benefit Bank

A program of the Ohio Association of Second Harvest Foodbanks

See if you are potentially eligible and apply for these work support programs:

  • Free Tax Filing
  • Access to Tax Credits
  • Food Assistance
  • Medical Coverage
  • Assistance with Utilities
  • and other support

Call the Ohio Benefit Bank toll-free at 1.800.648.1176 or visit the Ohio Benefit Bank website

Tax Information

Voting Information

For individuals registering for the first time you need to fill out the written voter registration form. You can pick up a form at either library location or you can complete an Online Form, print it off, and mail it to your county board of elections. For an address change ONLY, fill out the Online Form.