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

President:  Natalie Brincks

About Us

Book Sale

How You Can Help

Upcoming Events

August 3rd: Color My World
August 10th : Farmers Market Story Time

Donate

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

1210 NW Prairie Ridge Drive
Ankeny, Iowa 50023

Library Hours

Monday – Thursday
9 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Friday – Saturday
9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Sunday
2 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Phone & Email

515.965.6461
friends@ankenylibraryfriends.org

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.

donate

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 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

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August

Color My World

Join your friends and neighbors to experience creativity in a variety of visual and performing arts with an opportunity for hands-on interaction and education. At the Friends table you will be able to make your own monster bookmark, create a color spinning wheel, make a party mask and use one of our drawing contraptions.

WHEN:
Saturday, August 3rd
11 am – 6 pm

WHERE:
Town Square Park in The District at Prairie Trail
1500 SW Main Street in Ankeny

The Friends table will be on SW District Drive in front of the New Library

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August

Farmers Market Story Time

Our guest reader will be Officer Ripperger from the Ankeny Police Department

WHEN:
Saturday, August 10th
Farmers Market is held from 8 am to Noon.
We will have readings at 9:00 am and 10:00 am.

WHERE:
Ankeny Market & Pavilion Park, 715 W 1st Street in Uptown Ankeny.
Our tent(s) will be located in the grassy area between the pavilions.

DETAILS:
Book 1: Police Officers on Patrol by Kersten Hamilton
Book 2: If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Joffe Numeroff

Activity 1: Paper Police Hat
Activity 2: Paper Bag Mouse Puppet

Have books piling up?  Donate them!

Book Sale

Donate new and used books and media to the Friends of the Ankeny Library!  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

1210 NW Prairie Ridge 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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