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

All-Member Friends Meeting: Tuesday, October 20th

  • Zoom: 6:00-6:30pm
  • In-Person: 6:45-7:30pm

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 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Friday – Saturday
9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Sunday
2 p.m. – 5 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 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

Friends Meeting

All-Member Friends Meeting

Hello Library Lovers!

We are excited to connect with you at our ALL-MEMBER FRIENDS MEETING – Tuesday, October 20th as we bring together familiar leaders, new volunteers, and new folks looking to learn more about how to support the Ankeny Public Library.

It’s definitely a time to pivot! We are looking forward to welcoming our volunteers to celebrate our successes and look forward to new opportunities. Join us at the Library on Oct 20th … But, wait! Someone has tried to STEAL 2020! Find out what you can do to help!

The Grinch hated 2020.
The whole ‘20 season.
There could be many reasons why. We can think of so many reasons!
It could be the anxiety or the uncertainty or the fear.
It could be, perhaps, that the future isn’t as clear.
But, I think that most likely reason of all,
Is that the size of his positive outlook was just entirely too small.

Then he got an idea!
An awful idea.
The Grinch got a wonderful, awful idea.

He’d STEAL 2020!
Every month, every day!
He’d STEAL 2020 and he’d lock it away!

But the Friends knew this wasn’t the way things should be.
The Friends of the Library were more positive, you see.
They smiled through the anxiety. They worked through the fear.
They’d be creative and positive and forward they’d steer!

The Grinch would see how the Friends made things go.
He knew he was no match for their library love and so…
He joined in their efforts! He could see, in the end….
That you can’t hold back a great group of Library Friends!!

Please join us on Tuesday, Oct. 20th! We are offering two options for meeting: Zoom option from 6:00-6:30 or in-person at the library from 6:45-7:30. (And let’s get into the Halloween/library spirit and come dressed as your favorite book character! The Grinch may be making an appearance and wouldn’t want to be alone! He already has issues!)

Please click on the link below in order to RSVP – THANK YOU!

Show your support!

Purchase Merchandise

Available merchandise is listed below, and can be purchased and picked up at the library. If you have questions about a specific product or would like to reserve your items ahead of time, please contact us. Continue to check back for new and exciting products!

Canvas Tote

Whether using for a grocery store outing, or storing your beach essentials, our Skiff Gusseted Canvas Tote is perfect for just about any purpose. This long-lasting tote features a spacious compartment and long straps for a comfortable carry.

Sticker

Show your support of the Friends of the Ankeny Library by purchasing a custom 4″x4″ logo sticker!

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

1250 SW District Drive Ankeny, IA  50023

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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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