The Friends Board will meet on Wednesday, May 8 at 4 p.m. at the Downtown Library. 

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Call Crystal at 236-2107 to schedule a book donation drop-off time.

The Vintage Book Sale will be held at the Downtown Library on May 4 – 6, 2024. The sale includes old, vintage, collectible and local interest books. Prices range from $2 and up.
Saturday, May 4, 9 am – 5 pm
Sunday, May 5, 11 am – 3 pm
Monday, May 6, 9 am – 5 pm

Are you a book buyer? Visit the Friends of the Library Online Bookstore at   Stop by the East Hills, Downtown, or Washington Park branch to shop our ongoing book sales.  Hardcover books are $2 and paperbacks are $1.

Friends Book Clubs
The Friends of the Library sponsor monthly book clubs.  Visit the library calendar to find out more.

Friends of the St. Joseph Public Library Board of Directors

Felicia Hawkins – President
Annie Updegraff – Vice President
Matthew White – Treasurer
Barb Yarbrough – Secretary
Cathy Green
Valerie Martinez
Pat Sander
Kenetha Weidmaier

The Friends of the St. Joseph Public Library is a non-profit 501c3 organization with a mission to support the St. Joseph Public Library. FSJPL focuses public attention on library services and programs, raises funds, and acts as an advocate for libraries and literacy in our community.
FSJPL underwrites the library’s Summer Reading Program. This valuable program keeps children, teens, and adults learning and engaged throughout the Summer.
In addition to the Summer Reading Program, FSJPL:
• Sponsors book clubs and buys book club book sets to be checked out.
• Provides BookPage – a monthly book review magazine – free to library visitors at all four St. Joseph Public Library locations: Carnegie, Downtown, East Hills, and Washington Park
• Funds one-time capital equipment acquisitions, such as a digital display for East Hills and audio/visual equipment for Carnegie and Washington Park.
• Participates in outreach activities including support of such events as Pumpkinfest & Juneteenth.
Only through your membership dues and funds received from used book sales is FSJPL able to fulfill our mission.
As a member of FSJPL, you also have the opportunity to volunteer your time at the annual used book sale in the Fall. Those who are interested can also volunteer to sort book donations throughout the year in preparation for the big sale. Please call (816) 236-2107 if you are interested in learning more about volunteer opportunities.
It’s easy to join the Friends of the St. Joseph Public Library. Simply visit any library or call (816) 232-7729 and ask for a membership form.
Membership Contribution Levels
Friend $10
Caring Friend $15
Generous Friend $50
Business Friend $100
Lifetime Friend (One-time Payment) $500
If you prefer, you can charge your membership dues and additional donations via PayPal.