Friends of the Library(765) 641-2445, or Contact Us
Who are the Friends? The Friends of Anderson Public Library is a nonprofit group dedicated to supporting and improving library services and resources. Located on the third floor of the Main Library, the Friends organize and implement their popular book sales and also help with library programs and activities.
How do they help? The book sales, Friends membership fees and other fundraisers fund gifts to APL used for library programs and author visits. The Friends have donated over $450,000 since 1992, including $25,000 in 2011. Donations totaling $1,590 were given to library programming through the Germaine Keogh-Soto Family Literacy Fund which is managed by the Friends of the Library. This money is vital to the continued success of the library's programming plan since tax dollars are not used for events and activities.
How can I help? Of course we invite you to attend the book sales! We also welcome your donation of books in good condition for use at the sales. The dropoff point is the library's checkout desk. Why not get acquainted with the Friends by volunteering to help at one of the sales? All we need are four hours of your time, the ability to add or make change, do some basic lifting and stand on your feet much of the time. We also can schedule you for an orientation/information session about what our bookstore operations entail.
Why should I join? For a $5 annual fee, individuals receive a 10 percent discount at the book sales and the satisfaction of making an impact in Anderson. Businesses can reap these same rewards for a $25 annual fee, while students under age 18 can join for just $2. A special Patron donation can be made for $50 per year. Simply print a form here or attend a sale and fill out a form. Your membership card will be mailed to you.