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Ames Public Library Friends Foundation

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In December 2010 , the Friends of the Ames Public Library and the Ames Public Library Foundation merged to form the Ames Public Library Friends Foundation.

What is the APL Friends Foundation?

The Ames Public Library Friends Foundation is a non-profit organization that helps support Ames Public Library through volunteering, fundraising, and advocacy.

What does the APL Friends Foundation do?

  • Spread the word about library programs, resources, and services.
  • Raise funds to enhance the Library by providing seed money for new library collections and initiatives
  • Hold two used book sales each year.
  • Volunteer to help in the Library.
  • Promote literacy.
  • Sponsor programs such as book discussions, exhibits, music, readings, and other performances.


APL Friends Foundation Board of Directors

Jane Acker, Library Trustee

Roger Kluesner, President

Dan Divine, Secretary/Treasurer

Stevin Dahl

Marcia Imsande

Sam Lyon

Monica Porter

Steve Sullivan

Kevin Stow, Library Trustee

Jean Meek, Vice President

Andrea Anselman

Jennifer Garst

Amy Juhnke

Frankee Oleson

Jon Sargent


Ex-Officio Directors

Melissa Mundt, City Representative

Lynne Carey, Library Director

Sarah Bohlke, Volunteer Coordinator

Maria Freeman , Teen Advisory Group Co-chair

Fletcher Perry , Teen Advisory Group Co-chair


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For more information, call (515) 239-5640.