Friends of the Library

Who Are the Friends?
The Friends of the Douglas County Library is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization of library supporters dedicated to supporting, contributing to and promoting the Douglas County Public Library.

Our membership includes students, teachers, parents, grandparents, business leaders, community leaders and interested citizens. A Board of Directors is elected annually from the membership, by the membership, and serves a one-year term.
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What Do the Friends Do?
The Douglas County Public Library serves a growing community. The library's annual operating budget is negotiated from limited funds each year, and is funded primarily by a dedicated sales tax. The Friends of the Douglas County Library provides "no strings" funding to support a wide variety of special programs and projects that enrich, expand and enhance what the library has to offer children, teens and adults. These programs and projects promote literacy and learning, and contribute to a strong community supported by a strong library.

Programs & Projects
Here are just a few of the programs and projects your membership will support:
  • Summer Reading Programs for children and teens
  • The Library's book sales with volunteer help and funds to pay for ads in local newspapers
  • The 2nd Grade Library Card Project designed to promote 2nd grade library card sign-ups and library use
  • Teen programs, including the Teen Advisory Board, Teen Poetry Cafe, and Teen Game Nights
  • Funding to enhance and expand the library’s technology resources
  • Funding for library staff participating in the Public Library Association’s Library Boot Camp
  • And much more!
Membership
When you join the Friends, you support a valuable community resource - the Douglas County Public Library. Your membership is for one year from the date you join and entitles you to a discount at the Library's giant book sales.

To join the Friends, pick up a membership brochure at any Douglas County Public Library location, or print a membership brochure and mail with your check to the address on the form. To make a direct donation to the Friends to support a specific program or project at the library, print a direct donation form and mail it with your check to the address on the form.

The Friends of the Douglas County Library is a Nevada 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting, contributing to and promoting the Douglas County Public Library. Donations may be tax deductible pursuant to the provisions of section 170.c. of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, 26 U.S.C. 170.c.

Please Note: The membership brochure and the donation form are in .pdf format. To view and print them, the free Adobe Reader must be installed on your computer.

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