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:

  • Novel Findings Used Bookstore
  • 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

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!”

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

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.”

Sam Mitchell

Library Director

Danielle Burmeister

“Libraries are one of the most powerful forces for equity in our communities. Libraries help people without internet apply for jobs, complete degrees and learn new things. They offer free literacy programs, ESL classes and children’s programming. On hot days, they offer free cooling stations for families who can’t afford air conditioning. And they’re just a generally fun and welcoming place to spend time. I’m proud to be part of an organization that helps maintain access to these important resources!”

Amy Yeager

Fundraising Chair

“The library is an amazing resource for all people in the Ankeny community.”

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1250 SW District Drive Ankeny, IA 50023

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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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