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History of Frankton Community Library

In 1985 John Drum, the director of the Elwood Public Library recieved a grant to open branch libraries that would serve five townships. The grant was for two years. At the end of those two years the libraries would become tax supported if they were successful. The Frankton Community Library opened their doors in Dec. 1985 with approximately 2000 books. The first location was shared with the General Merchandise Store for ten years.

Frankton Community Library shared with the General Merchandise Store

Eventually, more space was needed and in 1995 the library board purchased the building at 111 East Sigler Street. Half of the building was then occupied by National City Bank. This building offered more square footage, but was quickly outgrown as well. In 2005 the library board purchased some land at 201 East Sigler Street and plans are underway to build a 5,000 sq. ft. facility. Tentatively, completion of the building is set for February of 2006.

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