FRIENDS OF JCPL

MISSION

The Friends of the Library have six goals:

To encourage understanding and appreciation of the work of the library.

To build up greater realization of the importance of the library to the future development of the community.

To attract bequests and gifts of books, manuscripts, money and other appropriate materials beyond the resources of the library budget.

To serve as a medium through which Friends of the Library may become acquainted with and share their enthusiasm for books, cultural and educational activities.

To support the freedom to read as expressed in the American Association Bill of Rights.

To promote the development of library affiliated programs for various groups in the community, e.g. the elderly and children.

VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES

The Friends of the Jennings County Public Library is a volunteer organization. We are always accepting new members. The following are just a few of the activities which volunteers do:

Assist with used book sales
Deliver books to shut-ins
Library programs
Hosts at library activities
Sponsor speakers for adult programs
Sponsor children’s programs

PAST ACCOMPLISHMENTS

The Friends of the Library has done much over the years, including:

Providing special funds to the library to purchase equipment
Providing funds for the purchase of new books and materials
Carrying out bi-monthly book sales at the library
Establishing a scholarship program for library services
Free public programming

MEMBERSHIP
Each January the Friends of the Library have their membership drive, but we gladly take memberships year round. Membership forms can be printed out and sent in with a check or filled out at the library.

Download Annual Friends Membership Form (.PDF)

PLANNED ACTIVITIES

BOOK SALES

Friends of the Jennings County Public Library Used Books Sale will be held at the Jennings County Public Library on:

March 24 (Friends members only)
March 28-29
May 30-31
July 25-26
September 26-27
November 21-22

Friday times: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday times: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

QUARTERLY MEETINGS

1st quarter: January
2nd quarter: April
3rd quarter: July
4th quarter: October

OTHER FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY RESOURCES

For information on the State Friends Organization go to FOIL (Friends of Indiana Libraries)

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Saturday9:00 AM — 4:00 PM
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