Thank You San Tan Valley...We are sad to say the Johnson Community Library is now closed due to the Community College district finally opening a public library.
In 2011, Mr. Johnson saw a need for a free library to serve the area so he had The Johnson Family Foundation provide the building, purchased the first 6,000 books and paid for the three employees’ salaries who operated the library.
The library was at 968-1 E. Hunt Highway, San Tan Valley, next to the Johnson Utilities Office. The library was open to the public free of charge Monday through Saturday and grew to over 5,000 library card holders. The library had 10,000 titles, several DVDs, 10 computer stations and several laptops.
At noon on Wednesdays and Fridays the library held a free arts and crafts class for children of all ages.
The Johnson Family Library appreciated the donations of books and videos over the years and again we thank you. Our goal was to keep the books we received in the community, we are very proud to say that we were able to donate over 7,000 books to our local elementary schools and libraries.
We would like to thank the following schools and friends for accepting our donations of books and videos
Anthem: 460 books/9 DVDs
AZ Friends:150 DVDs
Circle Cross: 92 books
Combs High: 183 books
Coolidge: 238 books/12 DVDs
Copper Basin: 1400 books/112 DVDs
Eloy Library: 200 books
Florence Library: 311 DVDs
Florence Prison: 8000 books
Head Start: 492 books / 92 DVDs
Heartland: 186 books
Hohokam: 500 books
Magma Ranch: 82 books
Mountain View: 335 books
Mountain Vista: 125 books
Poston Butte: 166 books/15 DVDs
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