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, Secretary/Treasurer

Jennifer Garst

Karen Hallberg

Carolyn Klaus

Cheryl Langston

Jennie LeGates, President

Stacey Maifeld

Ana McCracken

Carolyn Meyers, Library Trustee

Molly Redenbaugh, Vice President

Ashley Rippke

Andrew Zbaracki

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