5550 S. Franklin Road
Indianapolis, IN 46239
Franklin Road Book Discussion
Franklin Road Branch, Aug 1 6:30PM
Jim Gill's Nationwide Campaign for Play
Franklin Road Branch, Aug 18 10:30AM
Harp Songs and Stories: Infant and Toddler Music Class
Franklin Road Branch, Sep 6 10:15AM
Be a Junior Firefighter
Franklin Road Branch, Sep 7 10:15AM
Franklin Road Branch
Meet the Branch Manager
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
17 Public Computers with Internet access and Microsoft Office
Color Printing Services
Outgoing Fax, $1/page
Free Wireless Internet Access
Mobile Printing Service
Meeting Room(s) Available for Public Reservation
Credit Cards Accepted for Fee Payment
Early Literacy Stations