FRIENDS OF ALPHA PARK PUBLIC LIBRARY

Friends of Alpha Park Public Library logo

Hundreds of libraries across the U.S. benefit from the presence of a Friends group. Libraries across the U.S. rely on the Friends to underwrite the costs of Summer Reading Clubs, pay for technology…and the list could go on and on.

Friends provide support for libraries in many ways. Here are some of them:

  • In some cases, come together to establish a library where there was none before.
  • Serve to educate the greater community about the library, and its services.
  • Especially in municipal (city) libraries, advocate for library support from elected officials.
  • Assist library staff in volunteer positions, as needed.
  • Provide hospitality for library events.
  • Raise funds to pay for programs or materials that aren’t workable in the library’s regular budget.
  • “Grow” library foundations for ongoing fiscal security of the library.

 

Not all Friends groups take on all of the causes shown above, but they may choose to work on more than one goal.

The Friends of APL meeting is the second Tuesday of each month at 10:30 am.

Melissa Sierra
Library Director

Friends of the Alpha Park Library

Questions about the friends? Call Amber Hopwood, Friends president, @ 697-3097.

Meanwhile, visit the Friends’ ongoing book sale at the library, far north wall. All sales benefit APL.

Friends of Alpha Park Library brochure with application form