This week our club visited the Johnson County Library Resource Center in Lenexa! 
Our visit started with a presentation about the library system, including the history of when the library was formed, and who the library serves today.  Did you know the first Johnson County Library location opened more than 70 years ago in 1952?  Today the library has 14 locations and serves over 2 million people each year!  The library has over 1.3 million in-person visits annually by visitors that have access to over 5 million items.
Since our visit was to the Resource Center in Lenexa, our tour included seeing some additional services not offered at the other branches.  Do you have an old VHS tape you'd like to convert to a digital file?  What about printed photos you'd like to have digitized?  The Resource Center can help!  They have the equipment and staff to help with those conversions and more!
The Resource Center is also the home to the Black & Veatch Maker Space.  The Maker Space features technical equipment such as laser cutters, vinyl cutters, electronics repair, 3D printers, and MUCH more!  Visitors can reserve time to use the equipment (but need to bring their own materials).  There are also volunteers to help show you how to use the equipment, if needed!
To learn more about what the library offers, and become one of the 168,000+ library card holders in Johnson County, visit their website at!