Friends of the Library

The Friends of the Salina Public Library is an organization of volunteer members dedicated to providing visible support for Salina Public Library by raising and donating funds to the library, initiating and sponsoring activities and events, and providing volunteers for library activities.

Membership Levels & Annual Dues

  • $5 Student
  • $10 Individual
  • $25 Family
  • $50 Benefactor
  • $100 Single Lifetime
  • $250 Family Lifetime

A Friends membership form can be downloaded online (PDF) or at the library's adult circulation desk.

Perks of Membership

In addition to supporting the library, Friends members enjoy these benefits:

  • Enroll in CLASS courses one day before registration opens.
  • Incur no daily late fines on library items. Friends are responsible for lost or damaged items. Items are considered lost once 28 days overdue.
  • Attend the Friends Book Sale Preview Night
Friends Board

The Friends Board includes 12 members who are elected to three-year terms.

The officers and board members for 2018–19 are:

President: Mary Shaffer
Vice President: Gretta Kontas
Secretary: Amy Rundquist
Treasurer: Cloie Brevik
Board Members
Betty Garrison
Luke Higgins
Shirley Pekarek
Stephen Papy
Susana Jimenez
Roni Cairns
Laura Rodenbaugh
Teresa Weaver

Friends of the Library Book Sale

The Fall 2019 book sale will be Oct. 25-27 in the Prescott Room

Projects Purchases Volunteer
  • Friends’ book sale shelf located in the lobby
  • Book sales
  • Scholarships for teen volunteers
  • Scholarships for library staff
  • Supplies books for Little Free Libraries
  • T-shirts for the summer teen volunteers
  • Large print Readers Digest magazine
  • Toys and games for the Imagination Station in Youth Services
  • Information Services Desk
  • Wii game for Technology Department bowling league

Some volunteer activities for the Friends Members are hosting at special library or Friends events, helping to organize and run the FSPL book sale, assisting with the Salina Poetry Series, helping with receptions and book sales for visiting authors.

Find current volunteer opportunities here.