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Friends Logo.pngFriends of the West Liberty Public Library

"Bad libraries build collections, good libraries build services, great libraries build communities." -R. David Lankes

The Friends of the West Liberty Public Library supports the library through fundraising and advocacy. The group meets four times a year to discuss fundraising opportunities and other ways to help.

The Friends is a non-profit organization dedicated to life-long learning through the West Liberty Public Library. Their goal is to support cultural, educational, and recreational tools for the library. Members are asked to attend quarterly meetings, fundraise, and promote a common goal of moving towards greater community learning.

To get involved call the library today at 319-627-2084.

A Brief History

Glen and Ruth MacGowan held the first official meeting of the Friends of the West Liberty Public Library in January of 1992. The friends then organized their first fundraiser, a book sale. The book sale continues to be one of the longest-running fundraising events for friends. They have supported the Summer Reading Program and gave more than $5,000 towards renovations of the building. They have also given thousands towards growing the library's materials collection as well as improve upon technology needs.