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

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

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.

Phone & Email

515.965.6461
friends@ankenylibraryfriends.org

Upcoming Events

Friends DIY Trivia: Annual Friends Trivia Night. See below for details.

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

Friends DIY Trivia

Annual Friends Trivia Night

WHEN:

First of all, THANK YOU KINDLY for your patience.  The Friends have been pondering the trivia reboot question for a while now (as we were very hopeful for an in-person trivia contest). However, we have concluded that the safest option out there (and since we’re all a bit Zoom-ed out!) is for the Friends to re-vamp 2020’s trivia into a Friends DIY Trivia!

Team Captains will receive an email with all the fixings for a family (or socially-distanced) trivia contest including:

  • 8 rounds of questions (with answer key)
  • Answer Sheets
  • Mulligan and Double Down tokens (based on your EventBrite registration)
  • Best Of” submission form (submit by Oct 15 to be included in Best Of contest)

Also – two IMPORTANT details!  (including door prizes!!)

  1. Provide us the names of your teammates (individuals included in your paid registration) as we will be drawing for door prizes and want all those (originally) registered to be eligible!
  2. Let us know how your event went!  Following your trivia contest, submit the “Best Of” form to us at Friends@AnkenyLibraryFriends.org.  Winners will be named mid-October via Facebook for:
  • Top Score
  • Best Team Name
  • Best Snack Spread
  • Craziest Answer
  • (and share with us any photos you’d like)

WHERE:
With your Family and Friends from a socially-distanced location of your choice.

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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