Library districts focus on boosting number of users, services

About half of all Johnson County residents have library cards, but officials say the percentage of people actually using local libraries is significantly higher.

Across the state, about 61 percent of residents served by library districts have a library card, according to 2012 statistics from the Indiana State Library. All three Johnson County library districts have a lower percentage than the state average.

Edinburgh Wright-Hageman Public Library is closest with 60 percent of residents with library cards, Greenwood Public Library has 55 percent signed up for cards, and Johnson County Public Library has 48 percent.

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