Ames Public Library Friends Foundation

Supporting Ames Public Library
Ames, Iowa

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PO Box 1832
Ames, IA 50010

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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 triannual 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

Sarah Barchman, Library Trustee

Sharon Drake

Brian Eslinger

John Fitzsimmons

Karen Hallberg

Carolyn Klaus

Kathy Kramer

Jennie LeGates, Vice President

Stacey Maifeld

Ana McCracken

Carolyn Meyers, Library Trustee

Molly Redenbaugh

Ashley Rippke

Steve Sullivan, President

Michele Weiland, Secretary/Treasurer

Ex-Officio Directors

Elizabeth Beck, Development Officer

Sheila Schofer, Library Director

Sarah Bohlke, Library Volunteer Coordinator

Katie Lavrov, Teen Advisory Group Co-chair

Lizzy Smith, Teen Advisory Group Co-chair

Contact Us

Elizabeth Beck, Development Officer