Join the Friends of the Library

The Friends' History

The Friends formed in 2000 to engage library patrons, the community, and organizations interested in books in programs and services that support the library and encourage literacy. In 2001, the group obtained

incorporation from the State of Ohio and registered their 501c(3) status with the IRS as a non-profit organization. Throughout their history, the organization has provided support to the library. 

June Fry, President of the Friends of New Carlisle Public Library said, "I've always loved books and being around the library." If you feel the same way, consider joining the Friends.


The Friends' Projects

The Friends provide funds to support numerous programs for library patrons of all ages. We raise money through membership dues, book bag sales, semi-annual book sales and donations. Past projects include:

Ôā∑ Microfilmed copies of New Carlisle Sun

Ôā∑ Supported library expansion through

building purchase

Ôā∑ Purchased library sign

Ôā∑ Purchased shed for donated books

Ôā∑ Purchased a bicycle rack

Ôā∑ Purchased computers and special


Ôā∑ Helped replace library carpet

Ôā∑ Paid for guest lecturers

Ôā∑ Purchased materials for Children's Library

Ôā∑ Donated to Children's Summer Reading


Ôā∑ Provided funds for Pet a Penguin Program