Friends of the Library

Friends of the Douglas County Public LibraryWho 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.

 

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. 


Make a Monetary Donation

Use the Paypal Donate button below to make a tax deductible monetary donation to the Friends of the Douglas County Library.  Funds go to supporting the Douglas County Public Library.

Donate

 

Programs & Projects

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!

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 Friends of the Library 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 it 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.