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Friends of the Library
Who We Are
Established in 2006, the Friends of the Columbus Public Library is an incorporated 501(c)(3) organization of persons interested in the Columbus Public Library.

Our Mission
To increase community involvement with the library, act as advocates for the library, provide additional programming, and stimulate use of the library's resources.

The Friends of the Columbus Public Library:
  • Hosts book sales
  • Invites guest speakers and entertainers
  • Organizes book signings

See the events section on the Columbus Public Library's Facebook page for current events.


We always welcome new members. If you are interested in becoming a member, please visit the library for a membership form.

Membership is valid for the calendar year and will expire on December 31st. Any charitable gifts given for more than the minimum membership fee of $3.00 are most appreciated and tax-deductible.

Annual Membership Dues (valid until December 31st):

  • Friend - $3.00/year
  • Family - $5.00/year
  • Patron - $10.00/year
  • Supporter - $25.00/year

Volunteering isn't necessary to be a Friend, but it is certainly appreciated. You may choose your time commitment. If you are interested in volunteering please visit the library for a membership form.

Book Sale Worker
Sort and price donated books, prepare the sales room, and clerk at the semi-annual book sales.

Children's Programs
During the Summer Reading Program, help with the supervision of activities, distribute prizes in the evenings and/or weekends, or be a guest reader during Story Time. Work with the Children's Librarian to locate reading materials or substitute for the Children's Librarian during Story Time.

Adult Program Host
Provide coffee and refreshments at programs.

Bookmobile Host
Work with the bookmobile librarian at a county stop by shelving books and helping patrons locate reading materials.

Adopt a Section
Adopt an area of shelving in the library to "shelf read," ensuring books are shelved in the correct order.