Tippecanoe County Public Library, Friends of the Library

The Friends of the Tippecanoe County Public Library is a not-for-profit organization created to act as a support and advocacy system or the Tippecanoe County Public Library.

Did you know that the Friends sell used books online? To see our current online listings, visit our Amazon zshop and our eBay store.

Please consider donating your used books to the Friends. You can drop off small donations (1-2 boxes) at any TCPL branch. Larger donations are preferred Downtown.

What do we do for the library?

  • The Friends of the Tippecanoe County Public Library provide extra support for our county libraries.
  • Recent purchases have included graphic arts equipment, a multimedia computer for the youth room, and a new logo for the library, Friends, and Foundation.
  • The Friends sponsor summer reading programs for all ages, book discussion groups, author visits and book signings, and other special programs.
  • The Friends celebrate library staff and volunteers with employee awards and the annual volunteer luncheon.
  • The Friends encourage staff development by sponsorship of scholarships for career development and post-secondary education.
  • These activities and more are made possible by income from book sales, membership dues, and special donations.
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President
Frank Niemiec

Vice President
Richard Carson

Secretary
Jan Young

Treasurer
Diana Jones

At Large Board Members
Jan Bessler
Suzanne Cunningham
Nick Fetchina
Linda Lein
Marty Lusby
Jim Plantenga

Library Board Liaison
Dinah McClure

County Librarian/Staff Liaison
Jos N. Holman

Foundation Board Liaison
Richard Carson

Volunteers are essential to the work of the Friends of the Library. There are many areas that need continual support. There are other areas that need only the occasional work for special projects. Decisions are made at committee and board levels. Below are just a few of the opportunities.

  • About 75 volunteers work at each of the four book sales held every year, cashiering, organizing the books being offered, or helping with the sale setup.
  • Members of the Book Sale Committee oversee the four book sales held every year.
  • The Membership Committee could use your help if you have an interest in data entry, periodic mailings and renewals, and recruitment of new members.
  • The Annual Meeting Committee plans the spring organizational meeting
  • Sorting crews meet several times a week to prepare all the donated books for the sales.
  • The On-Line Sales group lists select donations on three web stores. The work schedule is flexible.
  • Volunteers are needed to help support author visits to the library.
  • Board members make decisions about how to help support the library. A new board is formed each March.

How to contact us? (765) 429-0170