Friends projects

What have the Friends of the Library done for the Library?

Here is a list of some of the wonderful things the Friends have done for the Library!  All of the following were made possible by your generous donations through the Friends’ membership drive and used book sale, both events held annually.



LandscapingLibrary Basement
Folding table
35mm camera
Spotlight on Carnegie Building
Metal storage cabinet
Gratuities for advertisers
Christmas decorations
Monetary support for the 2004 Library Centennial Celebration
including commemorative items for sale
Remodeling of the basement meeting room, including:  ceiling fans, 48 stackable chairs, 2 folding tables, refrigerator, sound system, area rug,
Automation system - $7,500 for the original Galaxy Automation System purchased and installed in 1995 and $7,500 for the new Polaris Automation System purchased and installed in 2006Creative Learning Center

Children’s Department
2 computers                                             
Summer Reading Program prizes               Games, Books on CD
Creative Learning Center items                 Big screen TV
Book display stands                                   Curtains for puppet theater   
Signboard                                                  Fabric for bulletin boards
Glass display case                                     Bell Tower Festival Sponsers          


Adult Department
Floral arrangements                                   Remodel Teen area
Slide projector                                            Armchairs for reading area
Re-upholster armchairs                              Chairs for computer workstations
Matching grant for books                           FAX machine, cordless telephone
Teen Area RemodeledMicrofilm conversion
Dryclean art print bags
Internet computers

This resource is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by State Library of Iowa.