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. 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 Friends of the Library book sales.

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.  


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.


Library Programs and Projects Funded by the Friends

Here are just a few of the programs and projects your membership will support:
  • Summer Reading Programs for children, teens, and adults
  • Funding and volunteer leadership for the Friends of the Library book sales
  • Children's programs: Baby Lap-Sit, Tween Art, Science Club, and more!
  • Teen & "Tween" programs: The Council (Teen Advisory Board), Cosmic Ink Teen & Tween Writing Group, Tahoe Film Club, Game Nights, and more!
  • Adult programs: 2nd Wednesday Book Group, Adult Crafters' Club, and Knit & Crochet Club, and more!
  • Funding for annual movie licenses and free movie screenings for adults and children at the Minden and Lake Tahoe Libraries
  • And much more!

Join the Friends

To join the Friends, pick up a membership brochure at any Douglas County Public Library location or download and print our membership brochure. Mail completed form and your check to the address on the form. 


To make a donation to the Friends to support a specific program or project at the library, download and print our direct donation form. Mail completed form and your check to the address on the form.

You can also make an online donation to the Friends using the Paypal “Donate” button below. Donations to the Friends are used to support the Douglas County Public Library. Keep a copy of your PayPal receipt for your records. 


Donations to the Friends of the Douglas County Public Library 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 downloadable membership brochure and direct donation form are in .pdf format. To view and print them, the free Adobe Reader must be installed on your computer.