April 23, 2014

After debate, library board proposes keeping Edgerton branch open

Danedri Thompson

dthompson@gardnernews.com

A preliminary proposal for cuts to library services won’t include closing the Edgerton branch of the Johnson County Library.

County library board members discussed several budget cut scenarios suggested by library administrators – all of which included …

Library board proposal could shutter Edgerton library

Rita Moore, former Edgerton city clerk, helps renovate a building that today is the Edgerton Bank of Knowledge. Johnson County Library board members will consider a proposal that could shutter the library at its next meeting. The meeting starts at 4 p.m. on Feb. 9 at the Central Johnson County Resource Library. File photo

When Edgerton residents donated and built the Bank of Knowledge, a library,

participants who gave nearly $200,000 to the effort to put a library in the community thought generations would be able to enjoy it.

However, a proposal before the …