Friends of the Library

Friends of the Library


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

FOL Board


The Friends of the Pella Public Library is a charitable organization founded in 1989 to help support the Mission of the Pella Public Library and to promote interest in and use of its services and resources. Through a variety of fundraisers our all-volunteer organization supports ongoing literacy and cultural programs, subscriptions to electronic media, one-time equipment purchases, Adventure Passes, the Summer Library Program, aviary maintenance, and much more!


Membership in the Friends of the Pella Public Library is open to all persons who support the work of the Library. If you are interested in becoming a member of the Friends of the Pella Public Library, please take a look at our membership brochure! (PDF) and then complete the Membership Application Form (PDF). You may also follow this Link to fill out a Google form to become a member and either follow the Venmo link for or bring your donation to the Pella Library. For more information, 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 (PDF) for more information about the kinds of materials we accept.


The Friends of the Library Board has eight elected officers drawn from the general membership. In addition, the library director serves as an advisor and a non-voting member. The Board of the Friends of the Library generally meets the 3rd Tuesday of the month at noon at the Library. 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. Between Friends: The Friends of the Library Fall 2023 Newsletter


Allie Thomas

Anne Blazek

Lynn Bishara

Sandy Verhoef

Amy Meyer
Communications Chair

Mary Linde

Teresa Van Zee
Book Sales Chair

Myra Young
Membership Chair

Mara Strickler
Library Director

Annual Meeting

The next Friends of the Library Annual Business Meeting will take place in April 2024. All are invited to attend!

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