Friends of the Parkland Community Library (FPCL)
The Friends of Parkland Community Library is a service organization committed to providing additional support to the library. The Friends are a dedicated group who are passionate that the library is an essential part of the community. The FPCL work actively to make the library a better place by promoting community outreach, fundraising, staff development opportunities, and enhancing the library experience for all patrons. Their ongoing yearly support enables the library to continue its wide range of programming. Their efforts provide financial support for supplies and equipment beyond funding provided by local, regional, and state government agencies.
Thanks to the FPCL, the library can offer patrons access to printing in the Tech Center. Their support provides you complimentary copies of BookPage, a monthly book review publication. Other contributions include charging stations, outside seating and message center, and a staff refrigerator.
How are Funds Raised?
FPCL offers several sales throughout the year available for purchase at PCL’s circulation desk. Popular campaigns include flower baskets, coupon books, dinners, trips, and alcove book sales. Their primary fundraiser is the Annual Used Book Sale which spans several days. Customers can browse thousands of gently-used materials, including a vast selection of hardback and paperback titles, vintage books, music, DVDs, books on CD, and more. Most items are priced around a few dollars. Proceeds from the sales help fund services and resources of the library.
Learn more about The Friends events and fundraising efforts here.
Ways to Get Involved
Become a Friend of the Library
Businesses, families, and individuals can support your community by becoming a Friend of PCL. Joining is easy! Fill out the membership form here and bring it to the library with your dues payable to: The Friends of Parkland Community Library.
By Mail: Mail your completed application and your dues to the address located at the bottom of the membership form.
Volunteer for The Friends
Volunteers welcome! At whatever level Friends choose to be involved, they will feel a sense of pride in enabling, improving, and enriching the resources, services, and programs of PCL.
- Events and programming: set-up/clean-up, staffing the table, and provide additional support to library staff.
- Publicity: be an advocate by telling others about the library.
- Fundraising assistance.
- Becoming a committee chair.
When you volunteer your time and talents, you can make a valuable contribution to the Parkland Community Library and your community! For more information, please contact Ila Dietrich, FPCL President, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
When and Where Are Meetings Held?
Friends in the News
August 20, 2015
- Boy Scout Designs, Builds Free Library Boxes via The Parkland Press