Friends of JCPL

Mission: The Friends of Johnson County Public Library work to provide resources for programs and material for the Library and to focus the attention of the communities on their most valuable asset – their Library.

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How You Can Help

If you are passionate about making your local Johnson County Public Library an invaluable resource to the community, then consider joining the Friends of JCPL!


Since 2016 the Friends of JCPL are part of the Johnson County Public Library Foundation. The Friends work to recycle donated materials, provide extra resources, boost support for Library programming and advocate for JCPL. The funds raised by contributions and from the Friends of JCPL Book Sales support Library programs and events.

Friends of JCPL Booktique

The Friends of JCPL honor Philomena Ross, a founding member of the Friends, with the Booktique located at the Clark Pleasant Library Branch. Booktiques an ongoing book sale, are now open at the Franklin and Trafalgar Branch Librar. A Booktique is in the planning stage for our White River Branch.


All books and materials are for sale for $2. Cash, checks and credit/debit cards are accepted.

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Donating Books or
Other Materials

The Johnson County Public Library is happy to receive your donations. Most donated materials are used for the Friends of the Library book sales. Proceeds allow the Friends of JCPL to fund library programs. You may drop off donations at any JCPL location during normal business hours. If you have a large donation, deliver materials to the Franklin Branch, 401 State St., Franklin, if possible.


Upon request, a receipt acknowledging your donation can be provided at the time of the donation. JCPL is unable to provide valuations or appraisals of any items donated.


We Accept:

  • Books and other items in good condition, clean, dry and mold-free

  • Commercially recorded items: music CDs, audio book CDs, movies on DVD and Blu-ray

  • Puzzles and games

  • Vinyl records

We Do Not Accept:

  • Items that are unhealthy to handle or dirty, moldy, smelly, burnt, chewed or damp

  • Magazines of any type

  • Readers' Digest Condensed Books

  • School textbooks or encyclopedia sets more than five years old

  • VHS tapes

  • Law or legal books

  • Music cassettes

  • Items with original covers torn off

  • Computer software

  • Items marked "Galley Proof," "Not For Sale," or "Advance Reading Copy"