Friends of the Library

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.

Funds raised through book sales and donations are given to APL to be used for library programs and author visits. The Friends have donated over $600,000 since 1987. This money is vital to the continued success of the library's programming plan since tax dollars are not used for events and activities.

Sales Every 2nd Thursday of Each Month

Time: 10:00am-12:30pm & 4:30pm-6:30pm

Friends of the Library Annual Meeting: January 19, 2023

Time: 11:00am

FOL Slate of Officers:

President: Kate Kalisz

Vice President: Irene Maberry-Purcell

Secretary: Mary Trent

Treasurer: Bill Herridge

Aerial view of Main Library
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.

Friends of the Library Officers


President: Kate Kalisz

Vice President: Irene Mayberry-Purcell

Secretary: Mary Trent

Treasurer: Linda Garrison