Friends of JCPL
Mission: The Friends of Johnson County Public Library work to provide resources for programs and material for the Library and to focus the attention of the communities on their most valuable asset – their Library.
You Can Help the Friends
If you are passionate about making your Johnson County Public Library an invaluable resource to the community, then join the Friends of JCPL!
There are two ways to become a Friend: you can volunteer to help the Friends prepare for their book sales and work at a Friends of JCPL Book Sale or make a donation. Click here to volunteer or here to donate to the Friends of JCPL.
Since 2016, the Friends of JCPL are part of the Johnson County Public Library Foundation. The Friends work to recycle donated materials, provide extra resources, boost support for Library programming and advocate for JCPL. The funds raised by contributions and from the Friends of JCPL Book Sales support Library programs and events.
Friends of JCPL Booktiques
Ongoing Book Sales
The Friends of JCPL honor Philomena Ross, a founding member of the Friends, with the Booktique, an ongoing book sale at the Clark Pleasant Library Branch. Our Franklin Booktique is in memory of Amy Kitchen, JCPL's longtime and very talented graphic designer. Amy designed the Booktique signs and Friends logo.
All JCPL Branches now have Booktiques. All books and materials are for sale for $2. Cash, checks and credit/debit cards are accepted. You can also attend a Friends of JCPL outdoor book sale at our Franklin Branch. Find the next Friends of JCPL book sale here.
Link your Kroger Plus card to the Friends of JCPL in Kroger Community Rewards in your Plus Card account. The rewards translate into CASH to support the Friends. You’ll still receive your Kroger discounts and points. When linking your card, type “Friends of Johnson County Public Library CY705” in the search box. If you do not have Kroger Plus Card, they are available at the service desk in-store.
Two Ways to Support The Friends
Donating Books or Other Materials
The Johnson County Public Library is happy to receive your donations. Most donated materials are used for the Friends of the Library book sales. Proceeds allow the Friends of JCPL to fund library programs. You may drop off donations at any JCPL Branch during normal business hours. If you have a large donation, deliver materials to the Franklin Branch, 401 State St., Franklin, if possible.
Upon request, a receipt acknowledging your donation can be provided at the time of the donation. JCPL is unable to provide valuations or appraisals of any items donated.
Books and other items in good condition, clean, dry and mold-free, commercially recorded items: music CDs, audiobook CDs, movies on DVD and Blu-ray, Vinyl records, puzzles and games.
We Do Not Accept:
Items that are dirty, moldy, smelly, burnt, damp, etc., magazines, Readers' Digest Condensed Books, textbooks or encyclopedias more than five years old, VHS tapes, law books, music cassettes, computer software, items with original covers torn off or marked "Galley Proof," "Not for Sale," or "Advance Reading Copy."
FRIENDS BOARD MEMBERS
Johannah Pollert - President
Chrissy Robertson - Vice President
Marti Ramsey - Treasurer
Patricia McSpadden - Secretary & Book Sales
Merilee Allen - Book Sales
Huarong (Kayou) Li - Volunteer Coordinator
Lisa Lintner - JCPL Director
Amber Turner - JCPL Liaison
Lauren Workman - Thank You Coordinator