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 ask you to partner with us to insure future generations have access to quality library services and programs. The 1952 Society recognizes donors who have committed to make a planned 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.
If you are considering making a planned gift, these documents will help you express your intentions
1952 Deferred Gift commitment form
Sample bequest language
Johnson County Library Foundation 501c3 letter
For more information about “writing the Library’s next chapter”, please contact Shelley O’Brien, [email protected].
1952 Society Members
Erwin and Phyllis Abrams*
Geoff Allison and Rachel Berbiglia*
Chris Anderson and Lyn Buckley*
Anne and Bill Blessing*
Abe and Anna Bograd Memorial Trustᵒ
Enid and Jim Dickson*
Bonnie R. Finnᵒ
Susan J. Fischer*
Timothy Lynn Gabisch Trustᵒ
Mel and Alice Hawk
Skip and Saundra Johnson*
Brad Korris and Missy Bruhn*
Chris and Bonnie Limbird
Carol and Fred Logan*
Rob and Caroline McKnight*
Rick and Denise Mills*
Shelley Rogers O’Brien
Betty A. Paigeᵒ
Marjorie J. Samsᵒ
Greg and Stephanie Stollsteimer
*Charter Member ᵒDeceased
Exclusive 1952 Society Events
Recently, the Foundation hosted an appreciation event featuring award-winning audiobook narrator Edoardo Ballerini.
Guests filled the Carmack Room at Central Resource Library for an Italian-inspired afternoon.
Guests included Library lovers who have demonstrated their support as longtime volunteers, Friends of the Library, or donors to the Foundation.
This event was to show appreciation for those who have made annual gifts, attended events, added to the endowment, pledged planned gifts, and advocated for all we do.