Ames Public Library Friends Foundation
Ames Public Library Friends Foundation

Ames Public Library Friends Foundation

Supporting Ames Public Library
Ames, Iowa

Send donations to  
PO Box 1832
Ames, IA 50010
or donate online!

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About Us

What does the Ames public Library Friends Foundation do?


  • Spreads the word about library programs, resources, and services.
  • Raises funds to enhance the Library by providing seed money for new library collections and initiatives.
  • Sponsors programs such as book discussions, exhibits, music, readings, and other performances.
  • Manages Literary Grounds.
  • Holds semi-annual used book sales.
  • Holds monthly special book sales.
  • Volunteers to help in the Library.
  • Promotes literacy.

 The Ames Public Library Friends Foundation (APLFF) is a  non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that helps support Ames Public Library  through volunteering, fundraising, and advocacy 

Board of Directors

Mavis Butler, Library Trustee

Charles Glatz, Library Trustee

Sharon Drake

Brian Eslinger

John Fitzsimmons

Karen Hallberg

Carolyn Klaus

Kathy Kramer

Jennie LeGates, Vice President

Stacey Maifeld

Ana McCracken

Molly Redenbaugh

Ashley Rippke

Steve Sullivan, President

Michele Weiland, Secretary/Treasurer

Ex-Officio Directors

Lynne Carey, Library Director

Sarah Bohlke, Library Volunteer Coordinator

Malika Davis, Teen Advisory Group Co-chair

Laura Kerton, Teen Advisory Group Co-chair

Contact Us

Elizabeth Beck, Development Officer