Friends of EMPL

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Recognizing the value of libraries to local communities as well as to humanity as a whole, the East Moline Friends of the Library was founded in 1998 to enhance library services, provide community interaction with library operations as well as staff, and to create public awareness of the wealth of knowledge that libraries contain.

What do Friends do?
Some Friends volunteer at the Summer Reading Kickoff Program, some work at the Spooktacular, or the Halloween Fright Night and still others work at the Friends Trivia Night or the Friends Open House. Lots of Friends attend meetings the 3rd Thursday of each month at 4:00 in the meeting room of the Library to help decide upon new programs and ways to raise money for the Library. Some Friends, who are not able to volunteer, simply pay their dues each year. All Friends help make things happen at the Library!

How do Friends Contributions help the Library?
The Friends support the work of the library by providing funds for speaker fees, library programming and purchasing new equipment and materials.  We also volunteer for Children, Teen, and Adult Programs, hold fund raising events and much more!

How can I join this wonderful group?
Stop at the Circulation Desk at the East Moline Public Library to pick up a membership form, or you can download one by clicking here!

Friends Meeting Schedule
The third Thursday of the following months at 4 pm
Jan 21
Feb 18
Mar 17
Apr 21
May 19
No meeting in June
Jul 21
No meeting in August
Sep 15
Oct 20
Nov 17
No meeting in December