February 11, 2016

OUR VIEW: Saved but not yet safe

Perhaps Edgerton residents should be grateful the Johnson County Library board restored $19,000 of funding to keep the town library open. Perhaps. We’re more inclined to think Edgerton officials need to come up with a contingency plan in case their library ends up on the chopping block on an annual basis. It’s no secret Edgerton’s Continue Reading

Edgerton can’t create its own public library

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com The city of Edgerton can’t bow out of paying taxes to the Johnson County Library system. Last year, Edgerton citizens paid more than $72,000 in library taxes, but the city doesn’t have an option of retaining those taxes and running its own library system. Property owners in Olathe don’t pay a 3.145 Continue Reading

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 the closure of the Edgerton Bank of Knowledge – during a meeting Feb. 9. During Continue Reading

Library board proposal could shutter Edgerton library

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 Johnson County Library board could shutter the 11-year-old Edgerton Bank of Knowledge. Board members will Continue Reading

Johnson County Libraries offer summer activities

Spring Hill Book Group July 14, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Join the Spring Hill Library for its monthly discussion.  The group meets on the second Thursday of each month at the Spring Hill Library. Everyone is welcome. Discussion on July 14 is about “Reading Lolita in Tehran” by Azar Nafisi.  For more information call Continue Reading