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Friends of the Library
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The Friends of the Pella Public Library is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization created to:
  • Help generate financial support for the improvement of the library
  • Increase the interest in and use of the library and its services
  • Promote knowledge of the functions, resources, services, and needs of the library
  • Provide, when available, volunteers to assist with library projects

Membership in the Friends of the Pella Public Library is open to all persons in agreement with its purposes and indicating a desire to become a member. Each member is entitled to a single vote. If you would like to become a member of the Friends of the Pella Public Library, please complete the Membership Application Form.  For more information, call the library at 628-4268 or email us.

Book sales
The Friends operate an ongoing book sale in the Book Nook.  In addition, larger sales are held in April, July and October.  Donations are always welcome and can be dropped off at the Library Circulation Desk.  Please see our donation guidelines for more information about the kinds of materials we accept.

The board of the Friends of the Library has eight elected officers drawn from the general membership. In addition, the library director serves as an advisor and a non-voting member. Board members can be elected to two consecutive two-year terms but cannot serve more than two consecutive terms. The Friends of the Pella Public Library operate on a fiscal year starting January 1 and ending December 31.


Jennifer Smart President
Janece Schmitz Vice President
Robin Martin Secretary
Marla Dahm Treasurer
Aurelie Mock Book Sale Chair
Mary Ann Emerick Membership Chair
Jaime Adrian Social Media Coordinator
Ann Visser Newsletter Coordinator
Chris Brown Interim Library Director

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