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What do you want for the future of our library branches?

The Johnson County Public Library board wants to know your ideas for the future of the Franklin and White River branches. We are hosting special public meetings to discuss ideas and solicit opinions.

Your input is very important as the board decides the next chapter of library services in Johnson County.

We encourage you to click on the button on the right and send us an email with your ideas.


View video of June 4 special library board meeting at Franklin Branch

The Johnson County Public Library board held a special meeting on June 4 about the future of the Franklin Branch, the White River Branch and the Library Services Center.

Audience members shared their ideas
and concerns during a 90-minute meeting. You can view a video of the entire board meeting by clicking below or on the photograph to the right.

The library board will have a similar public input session at 6 p.m. July 12 at the White River Branch.

View the board meeting video

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Just The Facts

21,500 square feet
Size of current Franklin Branch, which was built in 1987.

70,000 to 90,000 square feet
Size of comparable-sized libraries in Marion, Noblesville, Connersville and other Indiana communities.

100 percent
Population growth of Franklin area since the current library branch was constructed in 1987.

Current debt of the Johnson County Public Library District.

$-37.5 percent
Amount less of total property tax dollars levied by the Johnson County Public Library board between 2010 and 2011.

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Three items purged
What happens every time four new items are added to the Franklin Branch library collection.

150 requests denied
Number of times requests are turned down annually due to community room space limitations.

Total annual patron visits annually to the Franklin Branch.

1 for every 500 patron sessions 
Recommended standard for number of public computers in Indiana's libraries.

1 for every 3,317 patron sessions
Current number of public computers available in the Franklin Branch.