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Friends of the Library

Friends of the Library is a nonprofit, charitable group that supports the library through fundraising activities, volunteerism, and public awareness campaigns. Library Friends have the opportunity to have a greater voice in the programs, collections, and services the library provides.

New members are always welcome and joining is easy. Simply complete a short form and submit with your dues. Choose your level of support with membership categories that range from $10 to $100 annually or a Lifetime Membership for a one-time payment of $300. Dues can be paid by mail and in person at the library. They can also be paid from this website with a credit card by clicking on the payment button at the top of this page.

The friends is governed by a volunteer board of directors that consists of nine to eleven members. The current board includes:

Linda Bongers & Kelly Landes, Co-Presidents
Shelley Hoyle Kite, Vice-President
Stephanie Stremming, Secretary
Ricardo Vieyra, Treasurer
Pat Foster
Melanie Laster
Joyce McRae
Susan Moyer
Crystal Rankin
Renee Spellman
Anyone interested in joining the board should contact Susan Moyer at (785) 238-4311 or

Friends Book Sale

The friends daily book sale is located just inside the north entrance on the parking lot side of the building. It features books, audiobooks and movie titles that have either been donated by community members or withdrawn from the library collections.

The annual sale featuring the best of the best items is held in early November.  All make great gifts for the readers in your life including you!

Dillons Community Rewards

Library supporters can also pledge their support to the friends through the Dillons Community Rewards program.

Every time you use your Dillons Plus Card, the company will donate a small percentage to the organization of your choice and we hope yours is the friends of the library! Signing up is easy and can be done at: Just enter the code IN907 when prompted.

Membership Benefits

Upon presentation of your current membership card you will automatically receive discounts from the following businesses and organizations:

  • Ace Hardware - have one key made and get a 2nd key at no charge
  • Frames N' Threads, Etc. (Formerly Twitches) - 10% off one custom item
  • Friends of the Library - get a year round 25% discount on all book sale items
  • Tyme Out Lounge - Buy a Tyme Out Burger, get an appetizer for 1/2 price

Library Foundation

The Dorothy Bramlage Public Library Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to raising awareness of the services and benefits of the library. To this end the foundation:

  • Organizes persons who are interested in promoting and maintaining the use and well-being of the library.
  • Raises funds to support the library by conducting various fundraising events to raise money for the expansion of the book collection, expansion of library services, and improvements and expansion of the building in which the library is located.
  • Promotes reading and literature of all kinds and varieties.

The foundation has an established fund with the Greater Geary Community Foundation.

The foundation is operated by a seven-member board of directors that includes two representatives from the library board, two from the friends of the library, and three at-large members.

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Board of Directors of the Dorothy Bramlage Public Library Foundation

Meggan Holm, President
John Triplett, Vice-President
Vic Davis, Secretary
Lisa Eickholt, Treasurer
Michelle Custer
Nicole Prinz
Stuart Wells
The board meets quarterly at 5:30 pm on the second Thursdays of January, April, July, and October.


The library incorporates volunteers in a number of different ways to help deliver its body of services. This includes the boards and committees that help to direct the organization and those that work in support of it such as the library board of trustees, the board of the friends of the library, the foundation board and the library building project steering committee. In addition to their board, the friends also utilize volunteers for their book bundle and gift basket projects, production of their semi-annual newsletter, and other special projects. Student volunteers also assist with the programs and activities of the Young People’s Department, particularly during the summer reading program. Call the library at (785) 238-4311 or email for more information about volunteering.