Friends Are…

Friends_Logo-488pxFriends of Jefferson County Public Library is a county-wide group dedicated to enhancing the resources of Jefferson County Public Library (JCPL).

We are people who cherish our Library, and we believe that JCPL is a valuable, essential and fundamental part of the community. Friends lend our voices, time and resources to ensure quality library services in Jefferson County.

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Friends play many roles by…

  • Volunteering time & talent Helping fundraise
  • Staffing the Friends’ Gift and Book Shop
  • Advocating on behalf of JCPL
  • Promoting JCPL in the community
  • Providing leadership via the Friends’ Council
  • Assisting with book sales including the wildly successful Whale of a Used Book Sales
  • Having Fun!

Benefits of Being a Friend

  • Satisfaction of knowing you are supporting the mission of Jefferson County Public Library
  • The Friends’ Footnotes, our quarterly newsletter
  • 10% discount at the Friends’ Gift and Book Shop
  • Admission to Friends’ Preview Night at our Fall Whale of a Used Book Sale

Friends Benefit JCPL

  • $52,844 from the Belmar Gift and Book Shop
  • $66,970 from the Spring Whale of a Book Sale
  • $74,810 from the Fall Whale of a Book Sale
  • $15,899 from the Holiday Whale Book Sales
  • $10,455 from Annual Friends Memberships & Renewals
  • Over 700 members
  • 270 Volunteers
  • 63 Board, Council, Trustee and Committee Members
  • Provided 8,582 volunteer hours valued at $183,312
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