5550 S. Franklin Road
Indianapolis, IN 46239

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Upcoming Branch EventsRSS icon

Toddler Storytime at Franklin Road
Franklin Road Branch, Feb 21 10:15AM

Owls: Preschool Art Workshop
Franklin Road Branch, Feb 21 1:15PM

Owls: Preschool Art Workshop
Franklin Road Branch, Feb 22 10:15AM

Owls: Preschool Art Workshop
Franklin Road Branch, Feb 22 11:15AM

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Meet the Branch Manager

Jill Wetnight

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Jill Wetnight

Hello, I'm Jill Wetnight, Manager of the Franklin Road Branch. Mystery and fiction titles are my favorites. When I'm not working, I enjoy spending time with family and friends. Stop by soon. If you need a reading recommendation, we are here to help.

About Franklin Road Branch

As early as 1943, a group had formed a reading club and later petitioned the Indianapolis Public Library for materials to begin a staffed-by-volunteers library in an empty church building in Acton. In November, 1966, planning began for a permanent branch library.

The Wanamaker Branch located at 8822 Southeastern Avenue opened for business on April 14, 1969. The Wanamaker Branch was one of the library system's smallest branches, with less than 3,000 square feet of public space, and it held about 23,000 books and magazines.

On February 6, 2000, to meet the growing needs of the patrons in the area, the new Franklin Road branch opened to the public, replacing the Wanamaker branch. The Franklin Road Branch reflects the flavor of its farm background in design, and provides over 18,000 square feet of space for a solid selection of books, magazines, and audio-visual materials.

Branch Amenities & Services

Desktop computer icon 17 Public Computers with Internet access and Microsoft Office
Printer icon Color Printing Services
scanner Document Scanner
Fax icon Outgoing Fax, $1/page
Wifi icon Free Wireless Internet Access
Printer icon Mobile Printing Service
Files icon Copy Machine(s)
Users icon Meeting Room(s) Available for Public Reservation
Cart icon Self-service Checkout
Credit card icon Credit Cards Accepted for Fee Payment
ABC Block icon Early Literacy Stations