Events HomeHistoryThe Kirklin Public Library was the culmination of the free library drive started in 1913 by the Double Six Club, a women’s social organization that wished to undertake a project that would benefit the community, especially its children. The club mentioned the need for a library, but did not think it possible because of the amount of money necessary to establish and maintain it. When the club found that Carnegie money was available for library construction, one of its members donated a building site. In February 1914, a representative from the Indiana Library Commission spoke to townspeople about how to levy a tax for library use and about choosing a library board. Five board members were immediately elected, and soon secured a one-mill tax levy (one cent per every thousand dollars of assessed property value). With the necessary maintenance funds voted for the library, the Board readily secured a $7,500 grant from the Carnegie Foundation in May 1914. The grant did not cover the town’s street assessment, but another meeting raised over $1,000 from twenty citizens for this purpose. During the time the plans were being made for the library building, the “library” was housed in a vacant room over…AboutEventsArchivesNoticesResourcesPoliciesUse Library service is free to residents of the town and township, or to those who own property within the township. Library service is available to persons outside the tax district through reciprocal borrowing agreements, PLAC cards, or payment of a non-resident fee. All person’s are welcome to use the library’s materials within the library. the Kirklin Public Library serves patrons without regard to sex, religion, ethnic heritage, or any other factor. Materials Circulation Excluding Reference, local history materials, or materials deemed too fragile for circulation, the Kirklin Public Library circulates books and periodicals for two (2) weeks. Video materials circulated for two (2) days. Materials may be renewed twice unless there is a request pending. Fines for overdue materials are reviewed annually and posted prominently. The library is to be reimbursed for damage of loss of materials. Patrons must maintain good standing for continued circulation of materials. Libraries receiving reciprocal borrowers may request information about patron’s standing. The library will inquire about a potential reciprocal borrower before issuing a card for the Kirklin Public Library. Proof of residency may be required. A book return box is available when the library is closed. Internet and Computer Use The Kirklin Public… Facebook Any events currently occurring can be found in the interactive calendar below.