Foundation Stories

1952 Society Launches

The Johnson County Library story began in 1952 when several PTA moms focused their passion for education and rallied to establish the Johnson County Library. The first libraries were in the basements of businesses and homes until funding could be established.

Today we welcome more than 2.4 million visitors and circulate 7 million items annually. We are proud of our beginnings and thank you for your continuing support to insure future generations have access to quality library services and programs.

The 1952 Society: Writing the Library’s Next Chapter recognizes donors who have committed to make a planned gift or an annual lifetime gift to the Johnson County Library. These gifts demonstrate a unique and enduring commitment to the Library’s mission and provide benefits and security for generations yet to come.

In March, the Foundation is hosting a gathering to launch the 1952 Society: Writing the Library’s Next Chapter. Invitations are being extended to loyal donors who have demonstrated their support of the Library over time by making annual gifts, attending events, adding to our endowment and being an advocate for all we do. 

For more information please contact Stephanie Stollsteimer, [email protected].

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