Friends of the Library

Grand Reopening Thursday, 10/1

The Friends of the Scott County Public Library is celebrating their move with a Book Sale! All Children’s Books are 25¢.
All Hardback Books are $1, and everything else are 50¢.

Our mission

To support, extend and enhance the work of the Scott County Public Library.

Who we are

Friends of the LibraryThe Friends of the Scott County Public Library was founded in 1975, and is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization which serves as a support group for the library. Members often volunteer their time and talents to assist with special events at the library. They raise funds by operating the Friends Book Store that is located inside the library, and by conducting an annual “Holiday Silent Auction.”

The proceeds are then used for:

  • Staff appreciation events
  • Summer Reading prizes and programs
  • Special furnishings and equipment for the library
  • One $1,000 college scholarships to students studying library science or a related field
  • Grants for “Celebrate with Books” Project

For more information or to volunteer your time and talents, call the library or contact the Friends at friends@scottpublib.org.

What We Do

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The Friends of the Scott County Public Library have served as an extension into the community, spearheading many collaborative projects and partnerships. 

The Friends are active in a variety of ways:

  • Provide materials, furnishings and equipment for the library 
  • Sponsor library programs, for adults and children 
  • Conduct an annual meeting 
  • Inform the public about library activities and promote involvement 
  • Collaborate with other local groups for the community good 
  • Manage Friends bookstore and special bargain book sales. 
  • Provide books to the Ed Davis Learning Center and other groups through the “Celebrate with Books” program. 
  • Award an annual academic scholarship 

Joe Manfredo Scholarship
$1000 Scholarships to students studying library science or related field through Joe Manfredo Scholarship
Celebrate with Books Grant

Friends provide books and opportunities to children through the Celebrate with Books program

Friends of the Scott County Public library
Join the Friends of the Scott County Public Library and make a difference in your community