Friends of the Polk City Library

 

Become a 2017 Friends of the Library Member

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.

2017  Officers:

President Krista Bowersox

Vice-President Jeanie Butler

Treasurer Nancy Coffman

Secretary Mary Weibel

MISSION STATEMENT

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.

MEETINGS

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

FUNDRAISING

Ring Toss – Toss It To Win It

July 14 & 15th 2017 at the Four Seasons Festival

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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

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.

 

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As of  04-25-17  $8,229.00 has been raised towards the electronic sign!

 

Friends 2015 Brick Form (1)

Friends 2015 Brick flyer

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

Picnic table

1,000 Books Project

Book Storage Totes

Children and Adult Programs

Theme Parties

Holiday Open House

New Books

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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