Johnson County Library seeking input on future direction

The Johnson County Library wants to know what local residents want to see from their library system — and they’re using the web to find out. PV resident Finn Bullers submits this update on the input process:

What do you want for the future of the Johnson County Library?

That is the question library officials are asking county residents as budget leaders scan a murky financial landscape that may mean even deeper cuts in the future.

Now under way, the “Library Conversation” is a way for you to help shape how limited future resources are to be allocated to one of the most highly visible services the county provides its residents.

You have two months to voice your opinion.

“Many people may say the library is not relative, that e-books and e-content can be acquired from other sources,” library spokeswoman Marsha Bennett said.

“But we know for some the library is a lifeline — a place where they can come to fill out job applications using a library computer, get help with homework or find information on subjects critical to their lives.”

Visit to have your voice heard. The deadline is June 30.