About the Friends
The Friends of the DeKalb Public Library believe in the importance of a strong, relevant and well-funded library. Friends support the library by providing programs, materials, and services that are not part of the regular library budget.
They also assist the library staff with ongoing collection development and special projects. Friends serve as a link between the library staff and the public. Friends can volunteer at library events.
Friends Make a Difference!
- Friends memberships dues help to provide funding for library programs, materials and services.
- Friends raise money for programs, materials, and services. We have purchased a puppet theater for Youth Services, sponsored the Summer Reading Programs, and co-sponsored the popular Author’s Luncheon.
- Friends assist library staff with ongoing collection development and special projects, such as funding the preservation of the oldest known (1859) DeKalb County plat book, recently discovered in the Library. This invaluable document has been copied (both hard copy and digital) and has been made available to the citizens of DeKalb.
- Friends serve as a link between the library staff and the public.
- Friends can volunteer at library events and often provide the refreshments.
- Friends raise money for needed equipment or services, such as an AV Cart and laminating machine.
- Friends hold a bi-monthly in-house book sale on the fourth Saturday of every other month, beginning in January, accepting donated books from the community.
- Friends donate funds for books and materials to the Summer Reading Program, help fund several public programs such as The Big Read, and provide materials for craft programs.
- Friends can volunteer their services to various library departments.
- Friends can volunteer for community events to publicize the library.
The Friends meet at the library on the first Monday of the month at 5 p.m. New Friends are always welcome!
Dues and donations to Friends of the DeKalb Public Library are tax deductible per IRS code 501 (c)(3).