Who are we:
The Friends of the Jackson County Public Library is a local non-profit organization dedicated to promoting our library. we believe that our library is essential in our society. Our focus is on raising funds to help provide for materials and activities on behalf of the adult, teen and children's programs, its patrons, and the community. The Board of Directors meets 6 times yearly to oversee the Book Cellar, Book Nook, review funding requests, and prepare for the Annual meeting.
President: Teddi Ashcraft
Vice President: Linda Booher
Secretary: Nancy Kent
Treasurer: Sandi Hall
Other Board Members:
Why should you join:
We believe the Public Library is one of our community’s greatest assets. The Friends seek to maintain and enhance the library services offered to the citizens of Jackson County. We need your support. Annual individual membership start at as little as $5 per year.
Where our funds come from:
Money is raised through membership dues, Oktoberfest parking, book sales and donations which help to fund adult, teen and children’s programs and other library projects.
How to become a Friend:
Application forms are located at any Jackson County Public Library location and at Book Cellar sales.
Annual membership fees:
_____ $ 5 Individual
_____ $ 10 Family
_____ $ 25 Contributing
_____ $ 50 Benefactor
Benefits of being a Friend:
-Have the opportunity to vote at the annual meeting
-Enjoy access to “Friends only” book sales
-Be placed on the Friends e-mail list to receive upcoming Book Sale dates
-Take pleasure in knowing you help spread the joy of reading and suggest
Recent funds went to support:
a bicycle for the Be a Star at Your Library Program.
Mums, geraniums, wreaths
Gingerbread house craft programs
Posters, bookmarks, magnets, pens
Staff lunches and recognition
Prehistoric Projective Points and Stone Tools in Indiana program
Gene Stratton-Porter, author of Limberlost
Sununer Reading Program
The Spoon Man program
Puzzles for Kidz Komer
How to Preserve Books, Photos and More! Program
642 books bucks were redeemed by participants in the summer reading program!
There are many opportunities for members to become actively involved with the Friends. Volunteering offers a rewarding way to support our activities and meet other people with similar interests. Volunteer schedules are flexable.
We can use your help to:
*sort books for the book sales
*staff book sales
*help with stocking the Book Nook
For more information, please leave a message for the Friends at the Library or email Julie Nay at firstname.lastname@example.org
2013 Book Cellar Sale Dates
Sales are from 10:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. unless noted. Sales open 30 minutes prior to each sale for Friends members only.
May 3, 4 & 5*
November 1, 2 & 3*
*Big Book Sale hours are:
Friday 4:00 – 5:30 P.M.
Saturday 10:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.
Sunday 2:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M.
Browse the Friends’ Book Nook during Library hours. Pricing is posted with payment on the honor system. New books are added weekly.
The Friends welcome the donation of used materials. Books, audiobooks, videotapes, DVD’s and other items may be dropped off at the Jackson County Public Library during regular business hours. Those wishing to donate should inquire at the checkout desk.
Comments and suggestions are welcome
Write to the:
Friends of the Library
Jackson County Public Library
303 West Second Street
Seymour, Indiana 47274
To join the Friends of the Library download this form and mail it to the above address.