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Friends of the Drake Public Library

Posted July 24, 2013 in Community Featured

The Friends of the Drake Public Library is a non-profit community service organization made up of citizens who care for the welfare of the library and wish to support it in various ways.

The FDPL donate all they raise throughout the year to help promote the library and by purchasing special items that cannot be purchased from the library’s operating budget. We are strictly volunteers, and no one draws a salary or receives compensation except for the satisfaction of seeing results from our efforts.

Q: What is the most important thing to know about the Friends of the Drake Public Library?

A: The goal of the FDPL is to assist the library in its mission to provide timely and wide-ranging library materials, services and programs.

The Friends of the Drake Public Library have been granted tax-exempt status as a Public Charity under Section 501 (C) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code; therefore contributions to the Friends are tax-deductible within the law.

Q: How do the FDPL raise money?

A: A large portion of the money raised is through membership dues, sponsorships and other donations. Annual membership dues are $10 for families and $5 for individuals. Annual sponsorships are Platinum, $500 or more; Gold, $200 – $499; Silver, $100 – $199; and Bronze,  $25 – $99. The Friends hold four major fundraisers each year.

Q: Can anyone join the Friends of the Drake Public Library?

A: Yes, and it is a great way to meet other people who love books and are interested in the community and promoting literacy. The FDPL meet on the last Tuesday of most months at the library at 4 p.m. for about one hour. Members are not required to attend the meetings, but those who do will find that we are a fun group.

Drake Public Library
115 Drake Ave.
Hours: Saturday: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Mon. – Fri.: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

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