Friends of the Polk City Library
Get your Membership Application at the Library or download 2017 Membership Form
Join today to support and cooperate with the Polk City Community Library in developing, maintaining and enhancing facilities, resources and services to the public.
President Krista Bowersox
Vice-President Jeanie Butler
Treasurer Nancy Coffman
Secretary Mary Weibel
The Friends of the Polk City Community Library is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization charged with advocacy, fund-raising, and programming initiatives to help make our Library a thriving community center of discovery and life-long learning. Contributions to the Friends provide the Library purchasing power beyond its municipal allocations. The initiatives of the Friends are:
- To maintain a membership of persons and businesses supportive of the Library;
- To support and cooperate with the Library in developing, maintaining, and enhancing facilities, resources, and services for the public;
- To stimulate the use of the Library’s facilities, resources, and services;
- To encourage gifts, endowments, and bequests for the benefit of the Library;
- To focus public attention on the Library and;
- To support the freedom to read as expressed in the American Library Association Bill of Rights.
The Friends of the Polk City Community Library meet quarterly on the 2nd Wednesday of the month, 6:30 p.m. at the Library. All meetings are open to the members and to the public. Anyone interested in supporting the Library is welcome and encouraged to attend!
- April 12, 2017
- July 12, 2017
- October 11, 2017
- January 10, 2018
Ring Toss – Toss It To Win It
July 14 & 15th 2017 at the Four Seasons Festival
Friends very successful ring toss needs 2 liter pop donations or monetary donations!
The Ring Toss is during the Polk City Festival July 14 & 15 and is in the Polk City Square.
Please make your donations to the Polk City Community Library by THURSDAY JULY 13th.
All proceeds from the ring toss are used to enhance the Polk City Community Library facilities and their programs plus matching donations to the Library’s Electronic Sign fund.
Friends of the Library Annual Book & Bake Sale 2017
Friends Members Preview Night Wed. July 26th 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Thursday July 27th 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Friday July 28th 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday July 29th 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. “Bag Day” Buy an entire bag of books for $5.00
Friends of the Library book sale include books, puzzles, CDs, and DVDs for sale. Cash or Check ONLY, no credit cards.
The Book Sale also includes a Bake Sale
Please bring baked goodies to sell (cookies, bars, cakes, scones, breads and candy).
To make the most money on our baked goods, check this information on guidelines.
Baked goods can be brought to the library starting Wednesday evening.
***Public donations of books and other materials will be accepted AFTER JUNE 1st at the Polk City Community Library.
Brick Commemoration Fund Raiser
Memorialize your Father this June Father’s Day with an engraved brick or granite block for the Library’s ‘Walk of Memories and Memorials’ for a minimum of $100.00
Friends’ of the Polk City Library is continuing their two year fund raiser to buy an electronic LED Digital sign for the library. The Library is very excited to be able to promote their programs, books and library information instantaneously to the public on the electronic LED. Engrave your brick with your Father’s name, your own personal quote or song. All proceeds will go towards the electronic LED sign. Get more information and the application form on the Friend’s web site at http://polkcitylibrary.com/friends/ , at the Polk City Library or call 515-971-0365.
Additionally, you can make a personal donation maximizing it with an employer match or you can make a personal donation.
Donations to the engraved bricks are being put toward an electronic sign.
To donate, please download the form below, or pick up a form at the library.
As of 04-25-17 $8,229.00 has been raised towards the electronic sign!
Book Bags and Bookmarks
Book bags and Bookmarks are now available at the library for $2.00.
Prior Projects Supported By Friends Of The Library
Furniture at the fireplace
1,000 Books Project
Book Storage Totes
Children and Adult Programs
Holiday Open House
Thanks for your generosity and support of the Polk City Library Friends.
FRIENDS MEETING MINUTES
January 11th, 2017 Agenda
October 12th, 2016 Minutes
July 13th, 2016 Minutes
April 20th, 2016 Minutes
January 13th, 2016 Minutes
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