KEY TO THE CITY - USA City Directory Top USA City Resource Guide
The Franklin Library
118 Main St.
Franklin, MA 02038
Corner of School and Main Streets
Phone: (508) 520-4940
The First Public Library in the United States!
"The Franklin Public Library is America's first lending library. In 1778, when the town was incorporated the designated name Exeter, was changed to Franklin in honor of Dr. Benjamin Franklin. When asked to donate a bell, Franklin responded with an offer of books for the town's residents, acknowledging that 'sense' was preferable to 'sound'. The original Franklin collection is still housed in a bookcase (pictured) in the Circulation Department of our historic library." (Taken from: http://www.franklin.ma.us/town/library/libboards.htm#history
|Search Key to the City|
To learn how to submit USA City information to Key to the City, go to Publication
Advertise on Key to the City
Use your back button to return to the previous page
To go to a new state, choose the States page
Return to the USA City Directory - Top USA City Resource Guide
Thanks for coming! Don't forget to come back soon!!