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1314 Columbia Ave., Franklin TN 37064
P: (615) 595-1243 F: (615) 595-1245
Email: ref@ailliamson-tn.org
Hours: M-Th 9-8, F&S 9-5:30 Sun 1-5:30
http://lib.williamson-tn.org/

Upcoming Teen Events


For UPDATES from our Teen Department, click HERE.

Or go to the TEEN PAGE for more information.


Events for ages 12-18

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Regular Events for Children


For UPDATES from our Children’s Department, click HERE.

Or go to the CHILDREN’S PAGE for more information.


Main Library

  • Snuggle Bug Club: 4th Friday of each month at 10am for ages 0-18 months
  • Toddler Time: Every Tuesday at 10am and 11:15am in the Story ThElephant-readingeater for ages 1½-2
  • Preschool Story Time: Every Wednesday and Thursday at 10am in Story Theater for ages 3-5
  • Lego Club: 1st Saturday of each month from 3-4:30pm
  • Jr. Chess Club: 3rd Saturday of each month from 3-4:30 pm with mentor Mr. Jayson, for ages 11 and under

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  • Toddler Time: Every Tuesday at 10:30am for ages 18 to 35 months
  • Preschool Story Time: Every Wednesday at 10:30am for ages 3-4
  • Library Legoland: 3rd Saturday of each month from 10:30am-12:00pm for ages 4 and up

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  • Preschool Story Time: Every Thursday at 10am for ages 2-5
  • Tail Waggin’ Tutors: Thursdays at 4:00 p.m.

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  • Toddler Time: Every Thurdsay at 10am for ages 18-35 months
  • Preschool Program: Every Wednesday at 10am for ages 3-5
  • Lego Club: 1st Thursday of each month at 4pm

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  • Toddler Story Time: Every Wednesday at 10:30am for ages 18 to 36 months
  • Preschool Story Time: Every Tuesday at 10:30am for ages 3-5
  • Leipen’ Legos: 2nd Saturday at 1pm and 3rd Thursday at 3:30pm every month

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  • Story Time: Every Wednesday and Thursday at 10:30am (on hiatus)
  • Lego Club: Every Saturday of each month from 11am-12:30 pm
  • Kids Painting Club: 3rd Thursdays after school 3:45 & 4:30 pm
  • Reading Paws Dogs: Call (615) 776-5490 for times to come read to Reuben or Sadie, registered Reading Education Assistance Dogs© who enjoy being read to by kids and adults.

Academy Park Press


About Academy Park Press



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The Williamson County Public Library is pleased to announce its newest venture, Academy Park Press, a publishing imprint with the ability to empower our arts community by providing truly worldwide exposure. Utilizing innovative new design and publishing software, Academy Park Press will offer authors a low-cost solution to distributing their work utilizing iBook and EPUB formats.

Academy Park Press will seek to publish between four and eight original works in its initial year of operation. In addition to assisting selected authors with design, layout, and marketing of works, the imprint will provide ISBN numbers and the tools to necessary to create a fully optimized iBook, EPUB, or print publication.

Digital publishing has seen rapid growth in the past year thanks to easily accessible programs and the freedom it offers authors. This new movement has enabled a new wave of creative people to distribute their original work by providing a way to publish and set prices without the aid of a major publishing house.

Williamson County is a community filled with both aspiring and well known writers and artists. Academy Park Press eliminates traditional barriers to the publishing world, providing a platform for original works of art, literature, and poetry. By creating our own content, the Library circumvents the traditional limitations imposed by the publishing industry, while at the same time creating a voice for a new ensemble of published authors.

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History of the Library


Our History


40's flierThe history of the Williamson County Public Library and its presence in Franklin dates back to the 1920’s. It began with a few books donated to the local American Legion in Franklin, in the Masonic Hall on 2nd Avenue in downtown. By 1936, the Legion and the Professional Women’s Club raised enough money to have a one year experiment full time library, which opened on June 26, 1936 in the back of the old Post Hotel on the public square. The “experiment” was so successful that within 6 months it was decided to have a permanent library in Franklin, and the Williamson County Public Library was born.

By 1938, the library was able to hire its first full time librarian, and in 1939, needing more space, the library moved to the Old Bank Building on the west side of the Public Square. With World War II came a change of name, and the Library became the War Memorial Public Library. By 1949, the library had again outgrown its space, and moved to the German House on Fifth Avenue and Fair Street. The library became part of the regional library system in the 1960’s, and in the 70’s began opening braches – at Fairview and Brentwood. By the late 1970’s the library had once again outgrown it space, and a new facility was built at Five Points on the site where the Franklin Elementary School had burned in 1962. In the 1990’s the library became a County institution and the name was changed back to the Williamson County Public Library – but had once again outgrown its space by 2000. In 2003, the Library moved to its current home on Columbia Ave.

Clubs for Adults

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Best Reads Book Club: Meets the 3rd Thursday of each month at 1:00 p.m.

Cathartic Coloring Club:

Literary Ladies Book Group: Meets the 3rd Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m.

Writers’ Critique Group: Meets the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month from 10:30 a.m.-12:30  Provides adult authors with serious, courteous critique of their work. These meetings are held in the Board Room.

Bethesda

Adult Coloring Group: Every Saturday at 10:30 a.m.
Bethesda Book Group: Meets the 1st Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m.
Are you a parent longing for some adult conversation? Enjoy stimulating discussions about great books!
What’s Cookin’ at Bethesda: Cook Book Club meets 2nd Thursday of each month at 6:00 p.m.

College Grove

Cook Book Club: Meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 3:30 p.m.
 Tuesday Morning Book Club: Meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 10:00 am.

Fairview

Avid Readers Book Club: Meets the 4th Wednesday of each month at 1:00 pm.
Coloring Group: Meets the 3rd Saturday of each month at 2:00 p.m.
Fairview Book Club: Meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m.
Free Yoga:

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Library Knitting Group: Meets every Friday at 3:00 p.m.
Join us for an informal knitting circle. Everyone is welcome-whether you’re here to get started or just to get ideas.

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