Finding New Partners: The Franklin Library Model

Genghis John writes “In the face of severe budget problems, the [Minneapolis] library board dropped an interim Franklin library from its budget last spring. That would have been the end of the story, had not a group of library patrons and volunteers decided to take matters into their own hands … [T]here has been enough success already at Franklin Library to make it a model, not just for other libraries, but other producers of social good that formerly were funded almost solely with public dollars.

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