About Us


The late Robert Calvert wanted to establish this library in loving memory of his wife Janet Carlson Calvert. Mrs. Calvert, a 55- year resident of Franklin, was an avid reader and supporter of reading to young children; the younger the better.  The Estate of Mr. Calvert matched the $100,000 dollars raised from our town to begin this library and we thank the Calvert Family for their support.

Mission Statement

The Mission of the Janet Carlson Calvert Library is to provide Franklin residents of all ages with books, materials and information. The Library seeks to inspire a love of learning in young children while accommodating all ages in an accessible comfortable environment.

Library Staff

Library Director – Christine Schulz

Library Aide – Eileen Richmond

Library Aide – Julia Girard

Library Aide – Matthew Novosad

Library Aide – Sue Underhill

Library Board of Trustees

Matthew Calvert (Chair)

Margaret Ayer

Denise Day

Barbara Dyer

Christine Friese

Marjorie Miner

Christine Schulz (Library Director)

Joan Seidel

Thomas Seidel