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Library Board Approves $3.8 Million Budget

Library Board Approves $3.8 Million Budget

The Franklin Township Library Board of Trustees approved a $3.8 million 2022-2023 library budget and heard of some maintenance and other big-ticket projects in the offing at its May 25 meeting. About 70 percent of the budget, or $2.7 million, is targeted for employee-related costs, including salaries, benefits and pensions. The budget allocates $468,000 to […]

Township Library Partnership Seen As Model For Somerset County

Township Library Partnership Seen As Model For Somerset County

A partnership between the Franklin Township Public Library and the Somerset County Library System of New Jersey, through which members of each can borrow items from affiliated libraries, is seen by officials as a model of cooperation between the SCLSNJ and independent libraries in the County. Through the program, Franklin Township library patrons can borrow […]

Contract Awarded For Construction Of Library’s Southern Branch

Contract Awarded For Construction Of Library’s Southern Branch

A Garfield-based construction company on December 27 was awarded the contract to construct the Franklin Township Public Library’s southern branch building. Pal-Pro Builders was given the $2.6 million contract during a special meeting of the library Board of Trustees. Roughly half of that amount, about $1.3 million, will be paid for through a state grant, […]