Friends of Independence Public Library

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The Friends of the Independence Public Library are hoping you will join them!

How to Become A Member

You can support the Friends by getting involved and/or by being a supporting member.
Membership Forms
There are membership forms online (PDF) and at the library.

Annual Dues
Annual dues are:
  • $5 for Junior Friends (up to 18 years)
  • $20 for Adults
  • $40 for a Family
  • $250 for a Lifetime Membership
  • 7 p.m.
  • 1st Thursday of every month
  • Freedom Room
    Independence Public Library
Projects & Services
The Friends of the library are best known for their book store and book sales.

Book Sale

They offer a special book sale twice annually, usually in April and October.

They also have a book store which is open when the library is open. The bookstore is located just north of the circulation desk. Proceeds from the sales help the library. During 2014, over $4,000 was expended by the Friends group for library programs, equipment, furniture, materials, and services.

The mission of the Friends group is to build a partnership between the library, the community, and surrounding areas, and to be an advocate of quality library service for people of all ages.


To assist the library in providing good library services for the county, to promote volunteer participation, to plan and implement fund-raising events including book sales, to focus on open communication, programs, activities, resources and needs. To help encourage the use and enjoyment of the Independence Public Library.