Friends of the Jacksonville Public Library


The Friends of the Jacksonville Public Library is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to foster closer relations between the library and the community by providing financial support to the library.  The Friends also serve as a means to desseminate information; encourage the library's use as a center for educational, cultural and civic life; and assist in improving and expanding library facilities, resources and services.

How to Join

When you join the Friends of the Jacksonville Public Library, you will receive your choice of either a coffe mug, tote bag or flash drive with the Jacksonville Public Library name and logo. To join the Friends, pick up an application at the Jacksonville Public Library at 201 W. College Ave.

Membership Categories
Individual: $10
Family: $20
Lifetime: $100



In addition to supporting library programs, the Friends have two annual meetings -- the Author of the Year Awards Ceremony and the Best Friends Award Ceremony.

Book Sales and Silent Book Auctions are held periodically throughout the year at the Jacksonville Public Library.


Friends of the Library Officers and Board Members 2020-2021

President: Mary Lou Lael

Vice President: Linda Meece
Secretary: Heidi Estabrook
Treasurer: Marty Reid

Friends of the Library Board Members:

Emily Mueller
Kaleigh Moore
Don Pigg
Siobhan Warren
Carol Cheseboro