Franklin County Library, serving an area of 48,000 residents, has a collection of 88,000 books and periodicals; in addition, there are 2,500 CDs, records, cassettes and other audio materials, as well as 920 video items, such as DVDs and VHS tapes. Internet terminals are available for use by the general public.
Staffing consists of 12 employees, of whom 3 are fully accredited librarians, plus volunteers. The system comprises one central library and 3 branch libraries, plus one bookmobile. Annual expenditures on the library collection total $92,000. Patrons make 84,000 visits annually, and check out materials 176,000 times. Thirty-nine percent of all check-outs are children's materials.