Friends of APL

Become a Friend | Officers | Tales & Treasures | Imagination Station | Annual Book Sale | Annual Dinner Meeting

The Friends of the Alexandrian Public Library was initially formed in 1977 to increase library volunteerism, expand library services, and help to construct a new library building. However, it was not until September 26th, 1988, that it was incorporated in the state of Indiana as a nonprofit corporation.

The Purpose of the Friends is to:

  • maintain an association of persons interested in libraries;
  • focus public attention of the library;
  • stimulate the use of the library's resources and services;
  • receive and encourage gifts, endowments, and bequests to the library;
  • support and cooperate with the library in developing library services and facilities for the community;
  • lend legislative support where needed;
  • support the freedom to read and view as expressed in the Library Bill of Rights

Become a Friend of APL

Call Stan Campbell to learn when our Friends meetings are scheduled, for an agenda or for more details at 838-3286.

Anyone interested in joining the Friends can do so at the library. All ages are invited! There are a number of affordable levels of membership in the Friends, with annual membership fees as follows:

Membership Category
Annual Cost
Individual $10.00
Family $15.00
Sustaining/Business $50.00
Donor $75.00
Corporate $100.00
Student $5.00

The benefits of membership include home delivery of the bi-monthly Friends newsletter, the A~P~L Core, a discount on all purchases of over $10.00 at Tales & Treasures, and a preview of books available at the annual book sale, the day before it opens to the public.

Officers of the Friends of APL

Current officers for the APL Friends of the Library are:

  • Kathy Nelson -- President
  • Mary Breeze -- Vice-President
  • Joanne Artz -- Secretary
  • Bob Webster -- Treasurer
Officers are elected each year at the Annual Friends Dinner Meeting.

Annual Dinner Meeting

The Friends have an annual dinner meeting held each May, at which Officers and Directors are elected.

The Friends usually have a program associated with the dinner involving an Indiana author of some note, and the dinner is always a memorable and enjoyable event.

The 2012 Annual Dinner and Meeting will be held on Monday, May 14 at the APL at 6:00 p.m. The meeting will include the election of the 2012-2013 officers and a presentation from our guest speaker, Dr. Paul K. Doss. Tickets for the dinner will be $15 apiece, and reservations may be made through Stan Campbell at 838-3286.

Recent authors include Harold Morgan, author of Home Front Heroes, Philip Gulley, author of Front Porch Tales, Nelson Price, author of Indiana Legends: Famous Hoosiers from Johnny Appleseed to David Letterman, Mike Whicker, author of Invitation to Valhalla, Margaret McMullan, author of In My Mother's House and How I Found the Strong with good will and humor, cowboy poet and humorist Marvin Wild and local television personality Hal Wolford.

For more information on the Friends Annual Dinner Meeting, contact Stan Campbell at 838-3286.

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