Friends of the Library

A group of residents who have a common concern for the Library's active participation in the community and who have a strong conviction that good library service is an essential part of a strong community.
Mission Statement

The Friends of the Library is a volunteer organization that advocates and promotes the Library as a vital community asset. Our mission is to raise public and private funds, enhance marketing and public relation services, encourage volunteerism, and to support and cooperate with the Library in developing, maintaining, and enhancing facilities, resources, and services for the public.

Statement of Purpose

  • Maintain a membership of persons and businesses supportive of the Library
  • Organize and hold events to raise funds for special projects not covered in the Library's operational budget
  • Encourage gifts, endowments, and bequests for the benefit of BPPL
  • Stimulate the use of the Library's facility, resources, and services
  • Focus public attention on the Library as a community asset

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Why Join The Friends

If ever the Library needed a friend, it is now! Funding from the state and county for public libraries has been stagnant in recent years causing them to be more reliant on the Friends group. This is why we are making a special effort to "rejuvenate and revive" our group. We need both financial support and members who are willing to volunteer at Library events.

There are special benefits to being a Friend of the Library including early notification and access to events. Future plans include an emailed newsletter and special "Friends Only" activities.

Friends of the Library Membership Form