Friends of the Ankeny Library

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Our Mission

What We Stand For

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

A Non-Profit Organization

We Help to Provide Resources Used By Our Community To Grow & Excel

As a 501(c)(3) corporation, charitable donations are considered tax deductible by the Internal Revenue Service. Funds raised are not used to replace or supplant public funding.

Donations can be made payable to Friends of the Ankeny Library at 1250 SW District Drive, Ankeny, Iowa 50023 or donate via our Paypal Account.

Support and funding

What We Do

The Friends Raise Money Through:

  • Library Book Sale
  • Donations
  • Special Events

The Friends Help to Fund:

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

Want To Be Friends?:

Would you like to help with our book sale, fundraising, or events?

The Board

Meet our Board of Directors

Frank Alampi

President
Fundraising Chair

“Promoting awareness of the social and economic importance of libraries as a fundamental pillar of all great communities is a mission I am honored to donate my time and skills to accomplish.”

Nicole Mueller

Marketing Chair

“Not only do libraries connect people to information, they connect people to people. I’m enthusiastic about keeping our community informed of all the ways our “Friends” are working to help support our wonderful library

Natalie Brincks

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.”

Sam Mitchell

Library Director

Cami Brazelton

Membership Chair

“I’m most excited about making it possible for the Library to continue to be the place for free education, technology and entertainment in Ankeny!”

Gina Rooney

Finance Chair

“Create a fund that will continue to grow versus just raising enough money to cover expenses from one year to the next; share the joy of reading; draw new people to the library.”

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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