Friends Of The Library

The Friends of the Putnam County Public Library are a group of invested individuals who pay a membership fee and dedicate generous volunteer hours to supporting the library. The Friends of the Library are responsible for the library’s book store, regular book sales and promotions, fundraising events such as Touch-A-Truck, and managing fundraising partnerships such as Kroger Community Rewards.

Joining the Friends of the Library is a wonderful way to support early literacy, equitable access to resources and materials, and fostering a love of learning and literacy community-wide.
Become a Friend today by filling out this form!

About The Friends Of The Library

Mission

The Friends’ mission is to promote literacy in all its forms, to facilitate equitable access to information, and to encourage lifelong learning and a love for reading.

Our Purpose:

  • Maintaining an association of persons interested in libraries
  • Focusing public attention on the Library
  • Stimulating the use of the Library’s resources and services
  • Encouraging and receiving gifts, endowments, and bequests to the Library
  • Supporting and cooperating with the Library in developing services and programs
  • Actively supporting the Library
  • Supporting and promoting the work of the Library with the assistance of the Library Board of Trustees and the Library Director

What We Fund:

  • Summer Reading Program
  • Halloween Party and Free Book
  • Imagination Library
  • Movie License
  • Storytime: Baby and Toddler Time Events
  • Culinary Programs: Cooking and Feasting Events
  • Brick Club
  • Digital Creativity Events
  • Speakers, Authors, Artists, Musicians, and others bringing their work and/or areas of interest to the Library
  • Workshops, Classes, and Live Performances
  • Promotional Items
  • Staff Development

Membership

Membership in the FOL is open to any person, corporation, or organization that shares in the vision of the FOL, upon payment of dues.

How to become a Friend:

Simply fill out the form below and either mail or bring into the library a check or cash for membership fees.
Become A Friend

Support The Library

Amazon Smile

Do you shop with Amazon? Did you know that you can shop while supporting the library in only a few clicks? Set up your Amazon Smile account today and .5% of your purchase will go to the Friends of the Putnam County Library.

Kroger Community Rewards

The best part about looking at a Kroger receipt, other than fuel points, is seeing that it supports the Putnam County Public Library. What does the bottom of your Kroger receipt say? If it says nothing, then you are leaving dollars behind that would help support Library programming. Register your Kroger Plus card now!

The Library Book Store

The Friends of the Library Book Sale, located on the lower level of the Library, is a great find for the book lover looking for an excellent shopping deal. All items for sale are donated by the public or are withdrawn from the Library circulation. Special and better books are also available for sale in the main lobby.

Membership

For just $25 per year individuals, companies and organizations can lend real support to the library that allows the library to put on events, programs, purchase materials and more. Become a member today!

We're Social!

The Friends of the Library Facebook page is the place to stay up-to-date with all Friends of the Library-related news, book sales, and special events.

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library

The Friends of the Putnam County Library, the Putnam County Library, and Dolly Parton have teamed up to bring the Imagination Library to Putnam County. The Imagination Library is a program started when “Dolly wanted to foster a love of reading among her county’s preschool children and their families. She wanted children to be excited about books and to feel the magic that books can create“ (Parton). The Library and Friends of the Library want to share in Dolly’s dream, by ensuring that every child in Putnam County from birth through age five will have books, his/her own personal books, regardless of the family’s income.

The FOL and the Library partners with other Putnam County organizations, corporate and individual sponsors, and public agencies to fund and run the Imagination Library. When we dream, we dream BIG! Help us keep our Imagination Library dream alive by purchasing books at the Library Book Store, attending fundraising events, making a monetary donation, or sponsoring a child. Please contact us if you are interested in becoming a sponsor. We cannot do it alone, but together, we can reach for the stars.

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