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.
Friends of the Library
Membership Levels & Annual Dues
- $5 Student
- $10 Individual
- $25 Family
- $50 Benefactor
- $100 Single Lifetime
- $250 Family Lifetime
You can also pick up a membership form at the Library’s adult circulation desk. If a person has had difficulties due to COVID this year, their membership fee can be waived.
The Friends Board includes 12 members who are elected to three-year terms.
The officers and board members for 2021-22 are:
President: Gretta Kontas
Vice President: Debbie Toll
Secretary: Susana Jimenez-Papy
Treasurer: Laura Rodenbaugh
Mary Ellen Burgardt
Perks of Membership
In addition to supporting the library, Friends members enjoy these benefits:
- 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
Joe McKenzie Youth Scholarship
The Friends of the Salina Public Library award scholarships for teen Library volunteers. Students who meet the requirements may be eligible for $500-$1500 scholarships annually.
Friends of the Library Sale
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.