Library Foundation


The Jessamine County Public Library Foundation supports the future of the public library system in Jessamine County and furthers the Library’s mission to enrich the lives of all county residents.

Individual, tax-deductible contributions to the Library Foundation do not support library operations; instead, 100% of gifts are used to add or expand facilities, services, or technology, starting with constructing a full-service library branch on East Brannon Road.


A Library Branch in Brannon Crossing

“The building material for humanity is each other.” — Dr. Ron Critchfield, JCPL Executive Director

Since its beginnings over 120 years ago, the Jessamine County Public Library has proudly served residents of Jessamine County, encouraging curiosity and the pursuit of ideas with a modern facility located in downtown Nicholasville.

Demand for library service in Wilmore saw the 2021 opening of JCPL+, Kentucky’s first self-service library space, in partnership with the Wilmore Municipal Center.

Population growth in Nicholasville and Jessamine County has not slowed: Jessamine placed 12th on Louisville Courier-Journal’s 2021 list of counties experiencing the most population growth within the last decade.

A flourishing community means an expanding need for library services. A conveniently located branch in the Brannon Crossing area will connect families, students, businesses, and organizations with more opportunities to explore library materials, collaborate with others in free-to-use meeting spaces, and discover the fun of learning at every age.


Your tax-deductible gift to the Library Foundation is a gift to your community.

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