Ankeny Library | Ankeny, IA

Let's Be Friends!

Friends of the Ankeny Library is an independent, philanthropic organization dedicated to enhancing the library through fundraising and advocacy efforts. Proceeds from Friends of the Ankeny Library book sale, fundraisers, and donations will be used to support library programs, events, and special projects.

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General Info

Upcoming Events

Team Trivia 2023

WHERE:
— Ankeny Public Library
— 1250 SW District Dr, Ankeny IA 50023
WHEN:
— Saturday, March 25, 7:30 PM

Phone & Email

515.965.6461
friends@ankenylibraryfriends.org

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Support programs and new technology

Our Mission & Vision

Friends of the Ankeny Library is an independent, philanthropic organization dedicated to enhancing the library through fundraising and advocacy efforts. Proceeds from Friends of the Ankeny Library book sale, fundraisers, and donations will be used to support library programs, events, and special projects.

Location

1250 SW District Drive
Ankeny, Iowa 50023

Library Hours

Monday – Thursday
9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Friday
9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Saturday
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Sunday
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

WHAT WE SUPPORT

Friends of the Ankeny Library supports the Ankeny Public Library and the many services, materials, and programs it provides to our community. With your support, the Friends help fund:

  • Children’s Summer Reading Program and Special Events
  • Teen Programming
  • Adult Programming; including author visits, educational programs and more
  • Hatch Maker Space

If you share our belief that a strong public library is essential to making Ankeny an even better place to live, please join or renew your membership.

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Your contributions allow the Friends of the Ankeny Library to support critical programming like Summer Reading which helps kids retain skills while they’re out of school. Contributions also allow us to bring in new and innovative technology for kids to explore, and allows us to host unique community focused events like author visits. Please help keep our library and all of its offerings strong.

HOW YOU CAN HELP

Want to be Friends?

Friends of the Ankeny Library looks for support in many forms. Whether it’s volunteering your time to help at the Library or Library Events, or joining a committee to focus your support on what matters most to you. Or maybe a much appreciated donation fits into your busy lifestyle best. Whatever you decide, supporting the Friends of the Ankeny Library will help assure the programs and events at the Ankeny Public Library will continue to grow and keep our community strong.

A Word

From Our Vice President

“I’m excited to work with the newly formed “Friends of the Ankeny Library” to (further) define and carry out our mission, and to help the Ankeny Public Library become an even greater cornerstone of the Ankeny community.”

— Natalie Brincks

Friends Calendar

Our Upcoming Events & Activities

25

March

Team Trivia 2023

The ever-popular annual Friends of the Ankeny Library fundraiser: Team Trivia! With the always fun MC: Heather Lilienthal!

WHEN:
Saturday, March 25
7:30 PM

WHERE:
Ankeny Public Library
1250 SW District Dr, Ankeny IA 50023

Have books piling up?
Donate them to Novel Findings Used Bookstore!

Novel Findings

Donate your new and used books or media to the Friends of the Ankeny Library Novel Findings used bookstore. Your donation may be tax deductible and helps provide needed support to our library’s programs.

Or stop by and peruse our selection of books media for sale. You may find that rare treasure or an unexpected gift idea.

Come On In

1250 SW District Drive Ankeny, IA 50023

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Get In Touch

515.965.6461
friends@ankenylibraryfriends.org

About The Friends

Friends of the Ankeny Library serve as community advocates for library services, programs, facilities, and needs and is dedicated to enhancing the library through fundraising and advocacy efforts.

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