Friends of the Library

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The Friends of the Library is a volunteer group that supports the mission of the Kendall Young Library. The Friends of the Library help spread the word about programs, events, and activities; raise funds to support programs and collections; volunteer for Library and Friends events and fundraisers; and sponsor programs aimed at encouraging literacy and library use. Projects that the Friends group undertakes each year include:       
              Friends of the Library member Mark Dohms at the Festival of Chocolate 2013

  • Two Book Sales a year (May and October). For information about donating books, click here.  There will be no October 2020 Book Sale, and we are not accepting donations at this time.

  • Supporting a program for the Friends Annual Meeting
  • Subsidizing HeritageQuest Online, a genealogy resource
  • Funding the Winter and Summer Reading Programs at the Library
  • Festival of Chocolate Fundraiser.
    For the Chocolate Entry Form, click here.
  • Funding the Annual Family Game Night (3rd Friday in February)
  • Providing Bookpage, a monthly book review print publication
All these programs and more are made possible through the efforts of the Friends.           

Want to join?

There are two different types of memberships available. An annual membership that is renewed each year is $5.00, while a lifetime membership is a one-time cost of $50.00. Contact the Kendall Young Library at (515) 832-9100 for more information on joining.                   

  Benefits of being a Friend:

  • To be an essential part of all the fabulous Kendall Young Library events.
  • To sponsor unique programs and activities for the community, like special speakers and book discussions.
  • To help bring books to life for the children of Webster City. Friends promote literacy and youth services through their support of programs and activities during the Summer and Winter Reading Programs.
  • VIP status at the Friends book sale! Friends members shop the book sale a day before it opens to the public.
  • Your membership helps buy special gifts for the Library, including furniture for the Juvenile Department and Teen Area.
  • Being a Friend helps sustain the beauty of Kendall Young Library, adding to a wonderful library experience.

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        Family Game night           Spring Book Sale             Winter Reading Program Grand Prize Winner        

                               Family Game Night                                                   Spring Book Sale                                         Winter Reading Program Grand Prize Winner