The Friends of the Pendleton Community Public Library focus public attention on the library. They support and cooperate with library staff in developing services, and facilities for the community. They receive and encourage gifts, endowments, and bequests to the library. And, they support and promote literacy in the local community.

Here are some of the ways that the Friends promote and support the library:

  • Award an annual scholarship to a current library staff member to help with tuition or travel costs associated with earning credits towards Indiana State Library Certification.
  • Purchase an annual movie license so that the library can show movies to the public through the year.
  • Purchase the annual BookPage subscription, a monthly newsletter that shares all the latest book news and reviews.
  • Organize the annual Lucky Duck Race, a rubber duck regatta that takes place each year at The Falls during Heritage Fair. The Lucky Duck Race is the FOL’s largest fundraising event.
  • Operate quarterly book sales (2nd Fridays in January, April, July, and October).
  • Pay for CPR training and certification for public service staff.
  • Sponsor the adult, teen, and children’s summer reading programs by providing funds for giveaways, programs, and prizes.
  • Put simply, the Friends of the Pendleton Community Library are awesome. They form the library’s core group of volunteers and advocates!

If you are interested in joining the Friends of the Library, please fill out an application and bring it to the library with your membership dues.  

The Friends of the Library meet regularly in the library’s community room. Contact the library for meeting dates and times. Everybody is welcome to attend!

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