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Friends of the Library

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  •  It’s May and it’s time to see what’s new at the Friends of the Plainfield Library Silent Auction!  The NY Times best seller Greenlights offers stories and insights from actor Matthew McConaughey.  If you want a laugh from the comic strip For Better or For......

  • The April Silent Auction hopes to help you transition from winter to spring.  You will find books about gardening and landscaping, attracting birds, warm weather sports, and outdoor grilling.  There is a coffee table book featuring the Grand Canyon for those of you longing to......

  • Please stop by the Library lobby to see what’s on display for the March Silent Auction.  To celebrate March Madness, we have books about college basketball and the NBA where some of the college stars became superstars.  There is a CD package celebrating the music of......

  • Books for the February Silent Auction are now on display in the lobby case and ready for your bids.  There are books about former Presidents and First Ladies in honor of Presidents’ Day.   You will also find books about various things to do that might come in......

Join and support Friends of the Library!

What a difference a Friend makes! Through volunteering and financial support, the Friends have made possible:

  • Programs for children, teens, and adults
  • Support for the Summer Reading Club
  • The 100th Birthday Party for the library
  • The annual Plainfield Garden Tour
  • The Arts Gala
  • The purchase of supplies and equipment for the library

Friends Of The Library Goals

  • Establish and maintain a positive working relationship with the Board of Trustees.
  • Establish and maintain a positive working relationship with the library staff.
  • Operate the Friends of the Library autonomously and in a businesslike manner.
  • Ensure accountability of the Friends’ Board to their membership.
  • Network with other Friends groups to share ideas and information.
  • Identify and define current membership.
  • Institute consistent communication with our membership.
  • Increase membership and recruit additional board members.
  • Explore options for better PR and media coverage for events and activities sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Board Members

  • Jasraj Sandhu
  • Nancy Brandenburg
  • Cindy Callahan
  • Ruth Dickinson
  • Norma Ebert
  • Karen Gooding
  • Mary Ann Hamilton
  • Susan Jones
  • Mark Vickery
  • Cindy Whicker
  • Amanda Wells

2022 Book Sales

2022 Book Sale Dates:

  • February 23 – 27
  • May 11 – 15
  • July 27 – 31
  • October 5 – 9
  • December 7 – 11

Days and Hours

  • Wednesdays: 9a – 8p (Regular Price)
  • Thursdays: 9a – 8p (Regular Price)
  • Fridays: 9a – 6p (Regular Price)
  • Saturdays: 9a – 5p (Half Price Day)
  • Sundays: 1 – 5p (Bag of Books $5)

The Friends of the Library now have an online book store for donated materials!

More Info

Annual Membership Rates
  • Individual Membership: $15
  • Family Membership: $25
  • Supporting Membership: $50
  • Sustaining: $100+
How to Volunteer with the Friends

Please fill out this form. You can also call the Friends of the Library at 839-6602 ext. 2198.

Friends Of The Library Brochure

Do you have questions about Friends of the Library?

The library staff would be happy to direct you in the right direction to connect with Friends of the Library!