How to Love Your Library

Friends of the Library

Do you love your Library? There are many ways to show it!

  1. Shop at the Friends of the Library Bookstore. Funds are used to support award-winning Library programming, among other things! Want to donate? Just bring your donations to any customer assistance desk or to the drive-up window at the Downtown Library. You can also bring them directly to the bookstore while it's open. If you have just a few bags or boxes, the Ellettsville Branch will accept those too.
  2. Celebrate what makes the Library unique. Is it the zine collection? The Library of Things, including a collection of seeds you can take to plant at home? How about El Centro, a grassroots, community-based organization that provides an accessible and safe space for all Hispanics? The forthcoming new branch, complete with a teaching kitchen?
  3. Get involved! The Library is fortunate to have volunteers who contribute their time, talent, and energy to a variety of long-term and short-term commitments. Opportunities range from volunteering in the children’s and teen spaces, digital creativity center, and the Friends of the Library Bookstore, to tutoring adult learners, to the maintenance of the collection, and much more. If you are interested in volunteering, please complete an application.
  4. Tell a friend what's happening. Never underestimate the power of word of mouth. You (or they) can also sign up for newsletters to learn more about Library happenings, like becoming fine-free!
  5. If you're a writer or are connected with the media, suggest a story about the many ways the Library serves this community. You can also write a letter to the editor of your newspaper in support of the Library.
  6. Follow the Library on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, BuzzFeed, and YouTube. Did you know that liking and sharing posts helps increase engagement? That means that more people will be able to share in your Library love!
  7. Donate! The Friends of the Library make all Library programming possible! Your generosity will help build the collection, prepare children and teens for success with early literacy initiatives, summer reading games, homework help, and access to technology, and support award-winning programming for all ages.