About the Friends

Who are the Friends?


The Friends of the Jones Library System is a non-profit organization run by a group of volunteers and supporters. We help raise money for special programs and items that are not covered by the Library's annual budget.

View our FY2020 Report of Giving in Support of the Jones Libraries (PDF) and our FY2020 Tribute Gifts.

How can I help?


You can help by joining the Friends! Read our most recent letters (letter of May 29, letter of April 7), or this letter from local author Cammie McGovern, or our 2017 Top 5 Friends Facts, or our 2016 Membership Letter to find out about the terrific library programs and resources that are made possible by your member contributions. It's money well spent!

How can I connect with the Friends?


The best ways to connect with us are to join us or to volunteer with us (see below), but please also:

Are the Friends looking for volunteers?


Yes! The Friends are always looking for volunteers to help with the special projects we do throughout the year. Possible opportunities include:

  • assisting with the annual Friends Book Sale
  • assisting with hospitality (providing food, greeting attendees) at Friends events
  • joining the Friends Board
  • inputting data to maintain records and lists
If you'd like to volunteer, please email us. And if you have a particular area of interest, please let us know.
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