Johnson County Public Library Foundation
The Johnson County Public Library Foundation, Inc. seeks to assist the Johnson County Public Library in providing outstanding information, education and culture for all community members by granting supplemental funding to assist the library in promoting literacy in Johnson County.
Created in 2016, the Johnson County Public Library Foundation joined the Friends of JCPL (founded in 1979) to provide resources that promote and encourage lifelong learning and support the Library's mission of strengthening our community by connecting people, resources and experiences. Find our 2022 Annual Report here.
Donations to the Foundation are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.
The JCPL Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) organization. Federal Tax ID: 35-1462375
How We Help
Authors at JCPL
This series brings bestselling and award-winning writers from around the country to Johnson County. Your support of the Foundation helps us continue to bring authors to our county.
Expanding Explore Summer
The Foundation is committed to expanding JCPL's Explore Summer learning program which encourages community members to read, create and discover. The program supports the development of early literacy skills, prevents learning loss in school-age children and brings readers of all ages together with fun activities and great prizes.
“JCPL’s Summer Learning Program helps kids stay engaged with the learning process all summer long. Our staff and patrons love the innovative programs, fun activities and great prizes.”
– Sarah Taylor, JCPL Assistant Director
Special Projects Campaign for the new Clark Pleasant Branch
Friends of JCPL
The Friends of JCPL are part of the Foundation. Their book sales raise funds to support programs at all JCPL Branches.
Snuggle Up with a Book Ball
In 2019, the Foundation hosted the first Snuggle Up with a Book Ball, a unique at-home fundraising event. Supporters donate to the Foundation and then stay home to enjoy snuggling up with a book the day of the event. The money raised from this annual event supports the Authors at JCPL visits.
Join the Silver Tree Society
The Foundation Board
“The Library does a wonderful job connecting our community to resources. The JCPL Foundation exists to help the Library enhance literacy efforts, educational programs and cultural experiences. I am glad to be part of the Foundation’s work to expand lifelong learning opportunities in our community.”
-Nathaniel Uhl, Former Foundation Board Member
The Foundation's volunteer board works with members of the Johnson County community to raise donations to fund supported programs.
Caleb Drake, President – Engineer, JCREMC
Jan Fredbeck, Vice President – Retired Educator, Clark Pleasant Schools
Amanda Cooper, Co-Treasurer – Interior Forms & Shapes, Owner
Marti Ramsey, Co-Treasurer – Retired Educator, MSD Lawrence Twp.
Andrea Gash, Secretary – Sr. Operations Manager, ExelinEd
Brooke Weddle – Associate Director Legal Operations, Eli Lilly and Company
Chele Heid – Physical Therapist, Owner Equality Engraving
Davin Harpe – Principal, Center Grove Middle School North
Diane Black – Retired Educator, Franklin College
Merilee Allen – Friends of JCPL Board Member; Friends Books Sale Coordinator
- Jody Veldkamp – Marketing & Communications Manager, JCPL
Kate Taylor – Communications Director, Nineveh-Hensley-Jackson United School Corporation
LeShon Gray – Learning Experience Designer, CarelonRX
Lisa Lintner – Director, JCPL
49 E. Monroe St.
Franklin, IN 46131